‌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.

Undergraduate entry requirements

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The normal minimum requirement is 2500 credits in the final year with at least a B in all subjects, and an A in required subjects. 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 Kandidatexamen or a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised Swedish university will be considered with the following grade equivalencies:

  • 2:1 - Väl Godkänd (VG)
  • 2:2 - Godkänd (G)

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


The University is dedicated to supporting our European students. From the 2021/22 academic year we will be offering highly qualified students from across the EU new scholarship opportunities.



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

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 and International Relations
  • 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


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