Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city with a population of almost 600,000 and is the commercial capital of Scotland. Glasgow also has a vibrant performing arts sector, with many museums, galleries, and famous festivals.
It is also a UNESCO World City of Music with over a hundred events each week. Learn more about the city of Glasgow on this website.
The city is home to nearly 80 parks, so green space is plenty and Glasgow is also the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. The Highlands are full of beautiful scenery and is the perfect place for those who love the outdoors.
Glasgow also boasts great shopping and its international airport is just 20 minutes from campus.
Find out more about Scotland here.
If you are looking for a tas
te of big city living, the University of Glasgow may be the place for you. One of the oldest and most prestigious research universities in the UK, it is also one of the largest, with a student population approaching 23,000.
Complete details are at http://www.gla.ac.uk/
. The university also has two student unions, a cinema, a theatre, four museums, a gym, and over 100 student clubs. Click here
to access the online brochure for the University of Glasgow.
**In addition, Environmental Science and Education students are able to study at the Dumfries campus, located about 2 hours from Glasgow. Check out the PDF information booklet.
For more information on Glasgow, check out their YouTube channel
or visit the study abroad/exchange
The Glasgow academic year is divided into 2 semesters. Semester 2 includes a 3 week spring break. Exact program dates change from year to year and you wil be notified of your terms specific dates in your acceptance letter.
General program dates (including mandatory orientation) are:
Fall (Semester 1):
early September to late December
Spring (Semester 2):
early January to late May (includes a 3 week mid-semester break)
Links to the academic calendar
and information about orientation and breaks can be found online. You can also find information about courses available
at the University of Glasgow.
The University of Glasgow offers study abroad housing in one of 7 university halls, some of which offer more traditional dorm-style rooms and some of which have apartment-style housing.
Most are self-catering, meaning you cook your own meals. Click here for details! Also, you can find more information in the International Student Handbook.