Ahlan wa sahlan

The University of Glasgow has been welcoming students from Kuwait for many decades with nearly 50 Kuwaiti students currently studying at Glasgow. We understand that student life in Glasgow goes beyond studying and that socialising with other students is an important part of living abroad. We offer our Kuwaiti and international students a dedicated International Student Support service. 

Our Kuwaiti students also benefit from living in one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities with a large Muslim population. With 12 mosques, a wide range of Halal shops and a Muslim Students Association, our Muslim students are well catered for. 

The University offers an excellent standard of comfortable and secure student accommodation, with single-gender occupancy available. Furthermore, we guarantee a place for all full-time new Kuwaiti students (application deadlines apply).

Entry Requirements

GIC Foundation

Successful completion of Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a’ama with average grades of 80%.


Applicants with the Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) will usually be required to complete a foundation year - refer to GIC Foundation.

GIC Pre-Masters

Successful completion of Bachelors degree with GPA of 2.5.

Postgraduate Taught

We will consider applications to Masters degrees from students holding a Bachelors Degree from a recognised university with a GPA of 3 out 4 or B.

Postgraduate Research

We will consider applicants with a successful completion of an Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Degree from a recognised university with a GPA of 3 out 4 or B.

UCAS Clearing Vacancies 2019

There’s still time to apply to a range of our Undergraduate degrees for September 2019 entry. Find out more about our UCAS Clearing vacancies.

Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

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

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 Kuwait

Oct 02 2019

Nov 28 - Dec 03 2019

March 2020


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.

Global Vision for Academic Services (Kuwait)

Al-Sharq, Abdullah Al-Ahmad Street., Al-Babtain Tower Beside Al-Amiri Hospital, M2 Floor, Office 57
+965-22923131 / +965-22923132

IDP Education

9th Floor, Dalal Complex Salem Al Mubarak Street
+965 50536314 / 94049616

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

Jo Power, International Recruitment Manager (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 8780

Pamela Armstrong, Senior International Officer (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 1960

Nick Bruce, International Recruitment Coordinator (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 7757

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 for 2019 are currently open

Find out more