‌The University of Glasgow has a long established relationship with Switzerland and we have been welcoming students here for many decades. Our Swiss graduates include influential members of industry, academics and health professional among many others. At Glasgow, you will study to gain an internationally respected degree, but we can guarantee you much more besides. Glasgow is one of Europe’s most diverse cities and includes a large Swiss population which tend to have more in common with the local population than our shared love of winter sports.

Entry Requirements

We welcome students to the University of Glasgow with a variety of different qualifications. Therefore we have a team of experts that will equate any of the qualifications you hold to our entry requirements.  All you have to do, is let us know the type of qualification you have and the grade you hold in it.


All applications for bachelor degrees must be made through www.ucas.com and must abide by the UCAS deadlines:

October 15th - Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine

January 15th - All other programmes

The current requirements are one of the following qualifications at 5.5 overall for Arts, Science, Social Science and Engineering:

Schweizerisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis
Certificat de maturité cantonal reconnu par la Confédération
Attestato di maturità cantonale riconosciuta dalla
Maturitätszeugnis, ausgestellt von der Schweizerischen
Certificat de maturité, délivré par la Commission suisse de
Attestato di maturità, rilasciato dalla Commissione svizzera
di maturità

For Engineering, students will also need Maths and Physics at 5 and for Science will need any required sciences.

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.

French Baccalaureate

Applicants are expected to achieve at least 16 overall, with grades of 16 or above in 2 subjects relevant to the course in which the apply. No individual subject score of less than 14.


We will consider applications to Masters degrees from graduates holding a Bachelors Degree.  Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or above may be considered for postgraduate study.

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.



We have a partnership with the University of Zurich (UZH) through Universitas 21.  

Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

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

University of Fribourg, Switzerland (Université de Fribourg / Universität Freiburg)

Available Subjects
  • Law

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

University of Geneva, Switzerland (Université de Genève)

Available Subjects
  • Politics

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

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

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