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.

Meet Us

Meet our team in Kuwait

Nov 28 - Nov 30 2017

Mar 06 - Mar 08 2018

  • Location: Kuwait City
  • Event: British Council Fair
  • Contact: Jo Power


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

Study Abroad at International Summer School

Our credit-bearing International Summer School is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university. It's aimed at students who are already studying at undergraduate university level. 

We have a wide range of courses on offer, from Mathematics and Physics to Creative Writing and International Business.

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 you must meet the following criteria:

  • You should be a current student enrolled at 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 2.8 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Special circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that you should also refer to individual course descriptions as some courses may ask for additional requirements.