‌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


The University will consider students who have successfully completed a recognised foundation programme or access programme, as well as those students who have studied GCE A Levels or the International Baccalaureate. Applicants with the Libyan Secondary Education Certificate should contact Glasgow International College to undertake a Foundation Certificate:

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.


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


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.

Interlink Educational Training & Development

Office No 0-7, Bawabt Alandalus, Hai Alandalus Street, PO Box 4188,
+218 (21) 4782391

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

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 2020 are currently open

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