‌The University of Glasgow relationship with Kazakhstan is a small, but rich one, and we have received a number of excellent students in recent years, including Bolashak sponsored scholars. When asked what they have enjoyed most when in Glasgow, outside their studies, our Kazakh students fell most in love with our shopping and nightlife.

Considered a pioneer in the modern teaching of the USSR in Europe, the University is now home to one of the UK's leading centres for Russian & East European Studies and you may see some of our Glaswegian students on exchange with our partner KIMEP in Almaty.

Entry Requirements


The University will consider applicants with good grades at Attestat AND one of the following qualifications:

  • A-Levels or IBDP.  For information on specific grade requirements please refer to the webpage for the programme you want to study. Applicants studying the American curriculum should go to the USA page.


  • One year of study at a recognised Kazakh Higher Education Institute on a relevant degree programme with a minimum GPA of 3/4 or 4/5


  • A pass on a recognised foundation programme. Glasgow International College offers a number of foundation programmes which lead into the second year of studies at the University of Glasgow.  For more information visit the GIC website.

Postgraduate Taught

We welcome applications from students with Bakalavrs with a minimum GPA of 3.4/4 or 4.2/5 or 3.7/4.33. 

View the detailed list of accepted Kazakh institutions and entry requirements.

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.


The University of Glasgow is an established partner of the Kazakh Institute of Management, Economics & Strategic Research (KIMEP) in Almaty and the Academy of Public Administration in Astana. The KIMEP agreement will offer Central and East European Studies students at Glasgow the opportunity to study at this institution as part of the International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies.

Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

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

Kimep University JSC, Kazakhstan

Available Subjects
  • Central & East European Studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Available Subjects
  • Social Sciences (research)

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.



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

General enquiries - student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

International Recruitment Team

Joey Kirk, International Recruitment Manager (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 3914

Mark Stansfield, Senior International Officer (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 5525

Jennifer Wylie, International Recruitment Coordinator (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 3241

International Summer School


Our International Summer School is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university.  Applications for the 2021 summer school will open on 20 January 2021.

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

Find out more