‌The University of Glasgow welcomes over 700 American students every year. University graduates can be found across the US working in their fields – from New York practicing law at Sony Music Entertainment to Seattle as a software engineer for Microsoft. Our US alumni go on to utilise their Glasgow education and time abroad to succeed in their careers.

While on campus, American students can join clubs and societies found at US institutions such as a cappella and American football to those found only in Scotland - including not one but two whisky societies (at the Glasgow University Union and Queen Maragret Union). The University of Glasgow offers a diverse environment for Americans who are ready to explore a different culture and build the knowledge and relationships for successful careers.

In 2015, the University joined the Common Application so students can now apply via Common App or UCAS for undergraduate programmes and directly to the university for postgraduate programmes.

Entry Requirements

General Undergraduate entry requirements:

US curriculum

  • Method 1
    • SAT: 1800 (600+ in each section) / Redesigned SAT: 1280 or ACT: 27
    • 2 AP examinations (in relevant subjects): 4+ or 2 SAT subject tests (in relevant subjects): 600+
  • Method 2
    • 3 AP examinations (in relevant subjects): 4+ or 3 SAT subject tests (in relevant subjects): 600+
  • School codes
    • ACT: 5315
    • College Board / SAT: 0923

College credits may be an alternative route of admission. Transcripts of current/former study can be assessed for admission on a case-by-case basis.

International curriculum

  • IB: 36 points with specific subjects at standard or higher level
  • A-Levels: ABB-AAA
  • Foundation Programme: Glasgow International College


General Postgraduate Entry Requirements:

US curriculum

  • Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 3.0+) from an accredited university or college in a relevant subject

International curriculum

  • Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject


How to Apply

The University of Glasgow is on the Common Application as well as the UK UCAS application.  Most academics programmes can be applied to through the Common Application except for Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine, and for programmes jointly delivered with the Glasgow School of Art and Christie's Education. If you are interested in these programmes, please use UCAS to apply.

Postgraduate taught:
Postgraduate research:

Study Abroad at Glasgow

If you are interested in studying at Glasgow as part of a Study Abroad or Exchange programme, please see our Study Abroad pages.

Federal aid

The University of Glasgow is one of few UK universities to offer a dedicated Federal Aid Support Officer.

FAFSA code: G08383

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

The University of Glasgow has approved status from the American Veterinary Medical Association, meaning that the final qualification received by Veterinary Medicine students is equivalent to a DVM obtained from a veterinary school in North America. Furthermore, the University of Glasgow’s BVMS programme is also accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK accrediting body) and the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education, meaning our graduates from schools carrying this combination of accreditations can work as a veterinary surgeon throughout the world!

Fee Pass

The University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine is working with several US universities on an innovative programme whereby selected students will complete their final year of their animal science degree at the University of Glasgow.  During their time at Glasgow, students will be enrolled in the first year of the University’s Veterinary Medicine programme while earning credits toward their degree at their home institution.  Upon successful completion of the year abroad and graduation from their US university,  students will be guaranteed entry into year 2 of the University of Glasgow’s BVMS programme. For more information, download our Vet Fee Pass brochure.

Universities with agreements for University of Glasgow Vet FEEPASS are as follows:

  • California Polytechnic State University, at San Luis Obispo
  • Purdue University
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Vermont

You can find further information about Veterinary Medicine and Surgery by downloading our BVMS Leaflet 2015-16 leaflet and Vet School North American Info 2016 document.


The University of Glasgow has many partners and contacts all across America for research links, study abroad programmes and exchanges.  Our exchange partners include:

  • Boston College
  • Miami University (Ohio)
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Radford University (Virginia)
  • State University of New York at Albany
  • University of Alabama
  • University of California
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Miami (Florida)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Virginia
  • University of St.Thomas
  • Universtiy of Massachusetts at Amherst

Glasgow welcomes many students through the centres of Study Abroad run by Arcadia and Butler Universities. As well as this, Glasgow receives more than 100 study abroad students from universities and colleges all across America. Students benefitting from a University of Glasgow education have come from institutions such as American University, Smith, Cornell, Brown, Sarah Lawrence, SUNY, Chapman, University of Denver, Dartmouth, Duke, Beloit, University of Wisconsin (La Crosse, Eau Claire and Stout campuses), Lewis & Clark and Georgetown.

Meet Us

Meet our team in USA

Apr 21 2018

  • Location: Woodbridge, VA
  • Event: College fairs, visits, student meetings
  • Contact: Danielle Houston

Apr 21 - Apr 22 2018

  • Location: Seattle, WA + Portland, OR
  • Event: College fairs
  • Contact: Leann Schmitz

Apr 23 - Apr 30 2018

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Event: School visits and exhibitions
  • Contact: Joey Kirk

Apr 25 2018

Apr 26 2018

Apr 28 - May 05 2018

  • Location: Northern California
  • Event: College fairs
  • Contact: Leann Schmitz


University of Glasgow - Danielle Houston

International Officer (US-based)
United States of America

University of Glasgow - Leann Schmitz

International Officer (US-based)
United States of America

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

Joey Kirk, International Recruitment Manager (based in Glasgow)
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 3914
Schedule a meeting with me

Danielle Houston, International Officer (based in Florida)
Tel: 321 276 8337
Southeast & Central (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia)
Schedule a meeting with me

Leann Schmitz, International Officer (based in Colorado)
Tel: 303 963 6814
West (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
Schedule a meeting with me

Adam D'Arcy, International Officer (based in Glasgow)
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 7455
Midwest & Northeast (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohia, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhose Island, Vermont, New England, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania)
Schedule a meeting with me

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

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 2018 are currently open

Find out more by visiting the International Summer School website