Applications to the University of Glasgow rise by 11%

Figures just released by the University and Colleges Admissions Service {UCAS} show that applications received for undergraduate courses to the University of Glasgow rose by 11% compared to the same period in 2011. The increase has been confirmed as the largest of any of the prestigious Russell Group of universities in the United Kingdom.

In total 28,732 applications were received, compared to 25,887 at this time in 2011.

The Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Professor Anton Muscatelli said that the rise in applications was not just a vindication of the fee structure which had been adopted, but of the high quality of teaching and research and the unrivalled student experience on offer at the university.

“These figures yet again underline how successful the University of Glasgow is, and continues to be, in attracting the best students to apply. The excellence of the experience that we offer was shown in last year’s National Student Survey, when we attained a 90 per cent satisfaction rating and in the International Student Barometer, which placed us first in the UK. The 11 per cent rise in application figures compared to this time last year is excellent news for everyone connected with the University of Glasgow.”

For more information please contact Peter Aitchison in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 7350, 07766 111244 or email

First published: 3 February 2012