Saudi Arabia

The University of Glasgow has a long established relationship with Saudi Arabia and we have been welcoming students here for many decades.  We currently have around 200 students from Saudi Arabia studying at the University.

At Glasgow, you will study to gain an internationally respected degree, but we can guarantee you much more besides.  Glasgow is one of Europe‚Äôs most diverse cities and includes a large Muslim population. The city is home to twelve mosques and a wide range of Halal butchers and shops.  Furthermore, the University has its own Muslim Students Association which represents and caters for Muslim students on campus. 

The University offers an excellent standard of comfortable and secure student accommodation, with single-gender occupancy available. Furthermore, we guarantee a place for all full-time new entrant international students studying for a degree (providing students apply on-time).

Entry Requirements

GIC Foundation

Applicants must have successful completion of Tawjihiyah with grade average of 80%.


Applicants with the Tawjihiyah will usually be required to complete a foundation year - refer to GIC Foundation.

Students with A-levels or IBDP should refer to the programme pages for specific requirements. Those studying SAT/AP Exams should go to the USA page.

GIC Pre-Masters

Applicants must have successful completion of a Bachelors degree with a GPA of 2.5 on the 4.0 scale

Postgraduate Taught

We will consider applications to Masters degrees from graduates holding a Bachelors Degree. Applicants with a GPA of 3 out 4 or 3.75 out of 5 will be considered.

Postgraduate Research

We will consider applications with successful completion of a Bachelors degree with a GPA of 3 out 4 or 3.75 out of 5, and successful completion of a Postgraduate Taught degree with a GPA of 3 out of 4.

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 currently has a partnership with King Saud University.

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.



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

Jo Power, International Recruitment Manager (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 8780

Nick Bruce, International Recruitment Coordinator (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 7757

International Summer School


Our International Summer School is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university.  Applications for the 2021 summer school will open on 20 January 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