International Student Orientation

A woman viewing an airport Departures BoardThe International Student Support team are here to ensure you settle into University life as quickly and as smoothly as possible. 

We have prepared an Orientation Video which covers useful information about living and studying in Glasgow.  You can watch this before or after arriving in the UK! 

Our Orientation activities have been planned with your safety as our top priority. With social distancing measures still in place in Scotland, we have created fun and informative events for you to join virtually. 

International Student Orientation Programme

Our next International Student Orientation programme for all new undergraduate and postgraduate students from outside the UK who have been accepted to study a course at University of Glasgow will run in September 2021.   


Welcome & Arrival


Arriving at Glasgow International Airport

We have created a useful guide for you to prepare for your arrival to Glasgow!

Arriving at Glasgow International Airport

Planning your Arrival

Travellers arriving in Scotland are NOT able to use the test and release scheme which only applies to travellers arriving to and remaining in England.

This means that students who are asymptomatic should not arrange a COVID test. All travellers arriving to Scotland must isolate for a period of 10 days unless your country of origin is listed as exempt.

Country of origin which are exemptions from quarantine

There is some useful information about planning your journey and what to expect when you arrive in the UK, including a useful Pre-departure Checklist, on our Plan for Your Journey pages. 

This includes whether you can use the e-gates when you enter the UK and information on what will happen when you arrive in the UK.

If you are not eligible to use the e-gates you will need to go through Border Control when you arrive.

Remember to carry your passport in your hand luggage so you can get to it easily when going through immigration or the e-gates!

You can also check the most recent UKVI information for travellers entering the UK and the NHS Inform information for travellers to Scotland.

Virtual Campus Tour

Why not take the virtual campus tour by clicking below!