‌The University of Glasgow has been a popular choice with students from Libya since the 1960s. The first student from Libya arrived at the University in 1961 to study Medicine.

In addition to Glasgow’s historic reputation as a prestigious research-led university, students from Libya are also attracted by the city’s diverse cultural heritage, renowned architecture and the Libyan School in the city.  Students have the opportunity to join a number of different clubs and organisations within the University including the Muslim Student Association which is one of the largest and most active societies on campus.

Entry Requirements


Applicants with the Libyan Secondary Education Certificate should contact Glasgow International College to undertake a Foundation Certificate.

Students with A-levels or IBDP should visit the webpage for the programme they want to study. Applicants studying the American curriculum should refer to the USA page.

Postgraduate Taught

We will consider holders of a Libyan Bachelors degree with a of GPA of 3.0 out of 4 or, over 75%, for admission to Postgraduate Study.

Undergraduate Information Session

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

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

Click here to register for an online Undergraduate Information Session.



The University works closely with Al-Fatah University and the Higher Institute of Industry, Misurata.

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

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:

Contact Us

Pamela Armstrong, International Recruitment Manager (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 1960

Adri Hortobagyi, International Recruitment Coordinator (based in Glasgow) 
+44 (0)141 330 8764

International Summer School


With the impact globally from the ongoing spread of COVID-19, to protect the health and safety of staff and students we have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 International Summer School.

We fully intend to offer a variety of International Summer School programmes in summer 2021. Our summer 2021 programmes will be advertised from September 2020 so please keep an eye open for further information.  

Our International Summer School is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university.  

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