‌Over 180 Swedes make the move to the University of Glasgow every year, enjoying our balmy southern climate, an education at a world top 100 university, and one of the best student experiences anywhere.

This relationship has been going on for a while - our first known female student from Sweden was Sara Bergson, who studied English Language & Literature in 1906, our first Swede graduating 10 years prior. We have been welcoming you ever since, with alumni working across a wide range of sectors and professions, including education, politics, science, law and media, plus a thriving Nordic Society on campus.

With our shared belief in education, it is hardly surprising that so many come to the land that has more world-class universities per head of population than anywhere else. Not forgetting of course our shared love of music, tradition, wild landscapes... and meatballs.

Entry Requirements

We welcome students from over 140 countries, equating your local qualification(s) to an equivalent of our entry requirements. If you still have queries after reviewing, please refer to 'Contact Us' below.


International Baccalaureate

A minimum of 34 points is required to be considered for an offer. Actual offers will specify subjects and grades to be attained at Higher Level.


We will consider applications to Masters degrees from graduates holding a Bachelors Degree or Kandidatexamen. Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 above in the Bachelors or "Väl godkänd" in the Kandidatexamen 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

Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Economics

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Lund University, Sweden (Lunds universitet)

Available Subjects
  • Business & Management
  • Economics
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Theology & Religious Studies

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Stockholm University, Sweden (Stockholms Universitet)

Available Subjects
  • Business & Management
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Economics
  • Film & TV
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Maths
  • Politics
  • Theatre Studies

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

University of Gothenburg, Sweden (Goteborgs universitet)

Available Subjects
  • Law

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Uppsala University, Sweden (Uppsala Universitei)

Available Subjects
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Law

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

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

For undergraduate enquiries from European Union (EU) students regarding:

ERASMUS+: erasmus@glasgow.ac.uk
Study Abroad: visiting-students@glasgow.ac.uk
Accountancy, Arts, Engineering, Sciences, Social Sciences: eu-undergraduate-enquiries@glasgow.ac.uk
Music: drew.hammond@glasgow.ac.uk
Law: law-ug-admissions@glasgow.ac.uk
Dentistry: med-sch-dental-ug@glasgow.ac.uk
Medicine: med-sch-admissions@glasgow.ac.uk
Veterinary Medicine: vet-sch-admissions@glasgow.ac.uk
Nursing: nursing-sch-admissions@glasgow.ac.uk
Primary Education, Technological Education, Religious & Philosophical Education: education-admissions@glasgow.ac.uk

For all postgraduate enquiries from European Union (EU) students, please email: 

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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