UCEAP Summer Programme

Every year we welcome students from the University of California for the UCEAP International Summer Science programme at the University of Glasgow. The choices for UCEAP students are:

  • UCEAP Physics for Engineers with Scotland and the World Summer Programme (8 weeks)
  • UCEAP Physics for Life Sciences with Scotland and the World Summer Programme (8 weeks)
  • UCEAP UG Summer Research Project - Life Sciences (6 weeks)
  • UCEAP UG Summer Research Project - Chemistry (6 weeks)
  • UCEAP UG Summer Research Project - History (6 weeks)

Please ensure you have applied to UCEAP for a place on the Summer programme and check UCEAP's instructions for applicants before you submit an application to the University of Glasgow.

Programme dates, arrival and orientation

Programme dates

Official Start Date for ALL Students Arrive on Wednesday, 15 June 2022
Visa checks and student card collection Thursday, 16 and Friday, 17 June 2022
(mandatory for all students, times will be assigned for these appointments) 
University of Glasgow orientation Friday, 17 June 2022 - 9 am start
(mandatory for all students) 
UCEAP orientation in Glasgow​ Friday, 17 June 2022
(mandatory for all students)
Programme introduction Friday, 17 June 2022
Six-week Programme Monday, 20 June – Friday 29 July 2022
(classes Monday-Friday, 9-5pm)
Eight-week Programme Monday, 20 June – Friday 12 August 2022
(classes Monday-Friday, 9-5pm)
Break (no classes)​ Monday, 18 July 2022
Move Out* Saturday, 30 July 2022 by 10am (for 6-week course)
Saturday, 13 August 2022 by 10 am (for 8-week courses)

* Later move-out may be possible. Make your own arrangements directly with Accommodation Services at the University of Glasgow and pay directly for additional housing cost.

Arrival - airport collection

The University of Glasgow will operate an airport collection service from Glasgow International Airport on Wednesday, 15 June 2022, between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm. 

Arriving outside these hours?

Take a taxi directly to your accommodation. The address of your accommodation will be printed on your accommodation contract letter. When you reach your accommodation, go to the reception area, here you will meet a member of the out of hours security team, or you will see a telephone contact number to call a member of staff , who will present you with the key to your accommodation.

If arriving out with airport collection service times, please familiarise yourself with the location of your accommodation reception area.

AccommodationLocation of reception area
Winton Drive

Queen Margaret Residences
Bellshaugh Court
Kirklee Glasgow
G12 0PR

Map: https://www.gla.ac.uk/media/Media_481427_smxx.pdf 

Kelvinhaugh Street  Cairncross House
20 Kelvinhaugh Place
Glasgow G3 8NH

Map: https://www.gla.ac.uk/media/Media_128131_smxx.pdf 


All orientation sessions are mandatory. Orientation sessions will take place on Thursday, 16 June and Friday, 17 June 2022, you are advised not to book any weekend travel that requires you to miss an orientation session or that prevents you attending your first class on Monday, 20 June 2022. The orientation sessions will provide you with key information about the University of Glasgow and important UCEAP academic instructions. 


72 hours after you have accepted your place at the University of Glasgow, you will be able to book your accommodation. How to apply for accommodation will be included in your offer letter. The cost of your accommodation will be added as a charge to your student account which will be created on the University’s MyCampus record system when you apply to the summer programme.

You will have your own room in a shared student flat near to the campus. This is only a 10 – 15-minute walk from campus and just minutes away from the buoyant shopping area of Byres Road and the Botanic Gardens.

Flats have individual internet connectivity incorporating Wi-Fi in each room.

Kitchens will be equipped with cooking utensils. Bedding will be provided but you should bring your own towels.

Questions about accommodation must be sent to Accommodation Services at accom@glasgow.ac.uk

Social and Cultural Immersion Programme

Your summer experience will also include opportunities for you to embrace Scottish and Glaswegian culture, interact with over 500 International Summer School students from around the world and visit some beautiful locations.

The International Summer School team are supported by Senior UoG students who will be hosting a variety of social and cultural events for all International Summer School students. One of the highlights will be a traditional Scottish Ceilidh (dance) to really get you into the swing of things for the summer ahead.

Weekend day trips will take you to some of Scotland’s most beautiful locations, entrenched in history, beauty, myth and legend. The day trips will be led by an excellent local tour guide who gives fantastic hints and tips for key places to pay attention to along the way, as well as where the best places are to lunch in your destination. You will also have the opportunity to wander around and explore, armed with a map and your curiosity. Bring your camera!

Students who have confirmed their offer of a summer school place will be sent a link at the beginning of May which will allow them to:

  • Book airport transfer on arrival day
  • Confirm attendance at the mandatory orientation session
  • Book excursion(s)
  • Book welcome event
  • Provide details of any special dietary requirements
  • View course schedules/timetables
  • Study the International Summer School Student Handbook which includes key pre-departure information.

Social and Cultural events will be subject to change dependent upon Covid 19 restrictions.