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

The University will consider students who have taken GCE A Levels, International Baccalaureate, a recognised foundation or access programme or equivalent.

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.

International A-Levels, IB, SAT and AP are also accepted.

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.


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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Meet our team in Japan

Mar 15 - Mar 31 2020

  • Location: Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukuoka
  • Event: Agent fairs, Institutional visits, Partner Pre-departure events
  • Contact: Mhairi Macfarlane

Representatives

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.

BEO

5th floor Forecast Shinjuku South Bldg. 4-3-17 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo
160-0022
Japan
+81 (0) 3 5367 3315
study@beo.jp
http://www.beo.jp

BEO

3rd floor Inoi Daini Bldg, 2-9-19 Shibata, Kita-ku
Osaka
530-0012
Japan
+81(0)6 6371 1116
coordinator@beo.jp
http://www.beo.jp/

SI-UK Osaka

2F Nissei Building East
2-2-13 Shibata, Kita-ku
Osaka
530-0012
Japan
06-6147-5681
osaka@ukeducation.jp
http://www.ukeducation.jp/

SI-UK Tokyo

Takagi Building 3F
Kamiosaki 2−15−14
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo-to
141-0021
Japan
03-5272-9143
tokyo@ukeducation.jp
http://www.ukeducation.jp

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


International Summer School

You can also apply to join our International Summer School. This is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university.  The summer school offers a variety of credit and non credit-bearing courses including Mathematics and Physics, Theatre and Performance and International Business. The International Summer School website details all courses on offer.

Summer study allows you to:

  • Explore a particular topic in more depth
  • Experience teaching from world-class academic staff
  • Supplement your studies and gain international experience and credits at a world-class university

To attend the International Summer School for most courses, but not all, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You should be a current student or a graduate of an international higher education institution*.
  • If your first language is not English, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent)
  • You should have a GPA of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)

Special circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please refer to individual course descriptions for courses that vary from the standard criteria.

Applications:

  • Applications for 2020 are currently open

Find out more


High School Counsellor Tour 2020

Sunday 23rd February – Friday 28th February 2020

Host Universities:

  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Stirling

The Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Stirling invite high school counsellors to join us for the Scotland Counsellor Tour 2019. This is a unique opportunity to visit 3 Scottish campuses and tour facilities, meet with staff and students, and find out more about the Scottish higher education system. The itinerary also includes a day of social activities to allow counsellors to explore some of Scotland.

The programme includes transportation between the universities, 5 nights’ accommodation (Sunday-Thursday), some meals, and the day excursion. Unfortunately the universities are unable to assist with flight expenses but participants will be transported back to Glasgow at the conclusion of the tour.

Scotland Counsellor Tour 2020 Itinerary

 

Sunday, 23 Feb: Arrival in Glasgow and Welcome Dinner

Monday, 24 Feb: University of Glasgow Campus Visit

Tuesday, 25 Feb: University of Stirling Campus Visit

Wednesday, 26 Feb: Scottish Cultural Experience (Day Excursion)

Thursday, 27 Feb: University of Aberdeen Campus Visit

Friday, 28 Feb: Transfer back to Glasgow mid afternoon

Apply

To register interest, please complete the online application form by 15th October 2019. Selected participants will then be notified in November.

Contact

For questions, please contact us at ScotlandCounselorTour@gmail.com