‌The University of Glasgow welcomed its first Russian students (the first Russian students to study at any University in Britain) in 1761. Semyon Efimovich Desnitsky and Ivan Andreyevich Tretyakov graduated with an MA in 1764 and 1765 respectively and with an LLD in 1767. Desnitsky would later become known as an outstanding Russian social and political theorist and is recognised by many as "the father of Russian jurisprudence."

Since the arrival of the first Russian students the University has continued to develop strong links and partnerships with private and public sector organisations throughout Russia.

Considered a pioneer in the modern teaching of the USSR in Europe, the University is now home to one of the UK's leading centres for Russian & East European Studies with significant holdings of historical material relating to Slavonic (including Russian, Central and East European) Studies available across our various collections in our on-campus library.

Entry Requirements


The University will consider applicants with good grades at Attestat and one of the following qualifications:

  • A-Levels or IBDP.  For information on specific grade requirements please refer to our programme pages. Students studying SAT/AP Exams should go to the USA page.


  • One year of study at a recognised Russian Higher Education Institute on a relevant degree programme with a minimum GPA of 3/4 or 4/5


  • A pass on a recognised foundation programme.

Postgraduate Taught

We welcome applications from students with Bakalavrs or Specialist Diplomas with a minimum GPA of 3.4/4 or 4.2/5. 

Pre-Masters and Foundation Programmes

Pathways to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are offered by our foundation college, Glasgow International College.

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 of Glasgow is an established partner of the Financial University in Moscow since 2010. Students from the Finance University may join the University of Glasgow in January for two semesters to obtain a Glasgow in an an associated finance postgraduate taught programme.  

Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

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

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Available Subjects
  • Central & East European Studies

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:

Contact Us

General enquiries -

International Recruitment Team

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

Jennifer Wylie, International Recruitment Coordinator (based in Glasgow) 
+44 (0)141 330 3241

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