Japan

‌The first Japanese students matriculated at the University in the 1870s and since then strong links have been forged between Glasgow and Japan. Famous alumni include Aikitu Tanakadate (1856-1952) who later founded the Institute of Seismology at Tokyo University and Masataka Taketsuru who studied Organic Chemistry at the University of Glasgow in the summer of 1919.  He went on to become the founder of Japanese Whisky and the Nikka Whisky Distilling Company and also married Rita Cowan, a Scottish woman he met living here.  Their fascinating story was told in the NHK drama 'Massan'.

Our Japanese Society was set up in 1997 and runs regular events such as language workshops, sushi parties, movie nights, pub nights, karaoke and cultural events and also gives an opportunity for Japanese students to meet local people who are interested in Japanese culture.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate

Students with a Japanese Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho) will normally require a foundation course before entering a degree programme. We offer a number of pre-entry programmes at Glasgow International College. In some cases, students with excellent grades in the Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho and very good English language skills may be admitted directly to 1st year of a degree programme.

The University will consider A-levels and IBDP for direct entry. Please refer to the webpage for the programme you want to study. Students studying the American curriculum should go to the USA page.

Postgraduate Taught

We will consider applications to Masters degrees from graduates of recognised Japanese universities, normally with 80% (GPA 3.0 on a 4-scale) or better.


Prospective Student Information Sessions

The University of Glasgow is pleased to invite all prospective students to online information sessions which will be dedicated to answering your questions about joining #TeamUofG.

The team will give a presentation covering the application process, entry requirements and student life. There will be time at the end of the presentation for you to ask questions.

Click the relevant link below to book your place.


Partnerships

Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-20

The Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) based at the University of Glasgow also has close links with Fukushima University.

We have a partnership with Waseda University through Universitas 21.


Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

We welcome over 1500 students every year via the long-established Study Abroad and exchange programmes

Fukushima University, Japan

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Aerospace Engineering/Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computing Science
  • Digital Media & Information Studies
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Film & TV
  • Geography
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Life Sciences
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Psychology
  • School of Interdisciplinary subjects Dumfries
  • Scottish Literature
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology & Religious Studies
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Aerospace Engineering/Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computing Science
  • Digital Media & Information Studies
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Film & TV
  • Geography
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Life Sciences
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Psychology
  • School of Interdisciplinary subjects Dumfries
  • Scottish Literature
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology & Religious Studies
  • University Wide
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Keio University, Japan

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Aerospace Engineering/Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computing Science
  • Digital Media & Information Studies
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Film & TV
  • Geography
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Life Sciences
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Psychology
  • School of Interdisciplinary subjects Dumfries
  • Scottish Literature
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology & Religious Studies
  • University Wide
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Kyoto University, Japan

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Aerospace Engineering/Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computing Science
  • Digital Media & Information Studies
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Film & TV
  • Geography
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Life Sciences
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Psychology
  • School of Interdisciplinary subjects Dumfries
  • Scottish Literature
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology & Religious Studies
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Waseda University, Japan

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Aerospace Engineering/Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computing Science
  • Digital Media & Information Studies
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Film & TV
  • Geography
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Life Sciences
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Psychology
  • School of Interdisciplinary subjects Dumfries
  • Scottish Literature
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology & Religious Studies
  • University Wide
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

If you want to come to Glasgow for a year abroad and your country does not have an existing agreement please look at our incoming Study Abroad Programme options

Meet Us

Students who choose to be counselled by an agency should expect the following standards of service:

  • Representatives will support students throughout the application process, providing advice and assistance in the preparation/submission of documents. It is, however, the applicant who must remain ultimately responsible for their account and the management of communications.
  • Representatives will have full access to student data contained within the application form and may manage a student application by discussing all aspects of the application with the University of Glasgow.
  • Representatives should be honest and accurate in communicating information about the University to the student and vice versa. At no time should representatives disseminate false or misleading information to the student or to the University.
  • Representatives will conduct themselves with fairness and integrity at all times and are subject to a rigorous selection and ongoing training process by the University of Glasgow.
  • Representatives are paid by the University for their services and will not pass on charges to prospective students.

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We would be happy to welcome you to our historic main campus in the heart of Glasgow, where we host open days and campus tours for you to experience our University in person. For more information, go to: http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/visit/.


Contact Us

Mhairi Macfarlane, Senior International Officer (based in Glasgow)
mhairi.macfarlane@glasgow.ac.uk
+44 (0)141 330 7020

Adri Hortobagyi, International Recruitment Coordinator (based in Glasgow)
adrienn.hortobagyi@glasgow.ac.uk
+44 (0)141 330 8764


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