‌We have been welcoming students from Portugal for many a year - in fact, our connections go back to Thomas Scott who graduated in Medicine in 1732. Many more have followed – in, fact over 60 students make the journey from Portugal to the University of Glasgow every year. Many return home and our Portuguese alumni include members industry, academia and a wide range of other business professions.

We also share a love of football, festivals and food so you will be assured a warm welcome.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secundários

The normal minimum requirement is an overall average score of 17 with one grade at 18 and two grades at 17. Certain degree programmes require a higher standard. 

A-levels and International Baccalaureate Diploma

See the Undergraduate degree programmes for specfic A-levels and International Baccalaureate Diploma entry requirements.

American Curriculum

Students applying with American qualifications (SAT/ACT/AP) should refer to the USA country page

European Baccalaureate

The normal minimum entry requirement is 77% overall with at least 7.5 in three subjects including required subjects. Certain degree programmes require a higher standard.

For information about admission to Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Nursing

View our Undergraduate degree programmes

Postgraduate taught entry requirements

Holders of a Licenciado or a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised Portuguese university will be considered with the following grade equivalencies:

  • 2:1 - 16-17
  • 2:2 - 14-15

View our Postgraduate taught degree programmes to find out more about our postgraduate taught entry requirements

Prospective Student Information Sessions

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

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

Click the relevant link below to book your place.

Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

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

Catholic Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal (Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics)

Available Subjects
  • Business & Management
  • Economics

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Nova University of Lisbon (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Available Subjects
  • Portuguese

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

University of Lisbon, Portugal (Universidade de Lisboa)

Available Subjects
  • Computing Science

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

University of Porto, Portugal (Universidade do Porto)

Available Subjects
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Portuguese

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.



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

To contact staff in our Glasgow office, please email student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

International Summer School


Our International Summer School is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university.  Applications for the 2021 summer school are now open (applications close on 20 April 2021).

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