‌The University of Glasgow has a long established relationship with Norway and in the last five years has welcomed over 300 Norwegian students to study at the University in our various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Particular popular areas of study amongst Norwegian students include engineering, psychology, politics & law.

The University offers Norwegian students the opportunity to gain an internationally respected degree but also the chance to study in one of Europe’s most diverse cities. Further, with a large Nordic population and similar cultural traditions, including the annual Burns Supper celebration and a combined love of whisky, many Norwegians feel right at home in Scotland’s Dear Green City.

Entry Requirements

We welcome students to the University of Glasgow with a variety of different qualifications. Therefore we have a team of experts that will equate any of the qualifications you hold to our entry requirements.  All you have to do, is let us know the type of qualification you have and the grade you hold in it.


Entry requirements for European applicants by college can be found at the links below: 

International Baccalaureate

Applications with 32-36 points will be considered for direct admission to most schools. Please note that there are certain exceptions.


We will consider applications to Masters degrees from graduates holding a Bachelors Degree or Candidatus Magisterii.  Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or above or Laudabilis typically at 1.6 - 2.5, may be considered for postgraduate study. 

Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

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

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet)

Available Subjects
  • Mechanical Engineering

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Available Subjects
  • Music

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

University of Bergen, Norway (Universitetet i Bergen)

Available Subjects
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Sociology

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

University of Oslo, Norway (Universitetet i Oslo)

Available Subjects
  • Law
  • Music

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.

Study Outside Norway (SONOR) Bergen

Halfdan Kjerulfsgate 4
(+47) 73 80 97 30

Study Outside Norway (SONOR) Oslo

Torggata 11
+47 (73) 80 97 30

Study Outside Norway (SONOR) Trondheim

Kjøpmannsgata 10
(+47) 73 80 97 30

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

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

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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