Study Abroad programme

Study Abroad programme

The Study Abroad programme is designed for visiting students who wish to study at the University of Glasgow for a semester or year as part of their undergraduate degree programme.

At Glasgow, you can choose from a range of courses. This allows you: 

  • a broad academic experience 
  • the ability to match your study abroad options with your home degree programme.

We also offer unique courses specifically designed for our Study Abroad students.

Applications for 2018/2019 Semester 2 will open mid-to-late September.

English Language requirements

English Language requirements

All students whose first language is not English and who are currently not being taught in English at their home institution must submit an IELTS  test with their application.

English Language requirements = IELTS 6.0 with no subtest less than 5.5

Pre-sessional English Language course

If applicants have lower language test results then it is possible to apply for an English Language pre-sessional course before beginning the Study Abroad programme. 

In-sessional English Language courses

Students beginning the Study Abroad programme with an IELTS of 6.0  will be required to take an in-sessional English Language class to help develop academic writing skills, listening, reading, vocabulary and grammar (worth 20 SCOTCAT credits). 


Visa information for travelling via Dublin (or any other airports in the Republic of Ireland)

If you require a visa and you intend to travel to the UK via Dublin (or any other airports in the Republic of Ireland), you will not pass through any UK immigration point and will therefore not be able to obtain a visa on arrival.

Therefore, if you plan to travel via Dublin you must apply for a visa before leaving your own country. If you are coming to Glasgow

  • for a full year (semesters 1 and 2): you must apply for a Tier 4 Student Visa before you travel or
  • for a single semester: you will need to apply for a Short-term Study visa before you travel.

For further information on applying for a student visa