University of Glasgow

United Kingdom

The University of Glasgow was founded by papal order in 1451, making it the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of the four ancient universities in Scotland. It’s a member of the Russell Group and has more than 35,000 students including international students from over 140 countries.

It’s one of the top 100 universities in the world according to both the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education rankings. It’s also in the top 20 UK universities according to the Complete University Guide, The Guardian and The Times/Sunday Times. According to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 81% of the research achievements were rated as "internationally excellent", putting it in the UK’s top ten universities.

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The University of Glasgow has been benefitting from a £1 billion investment in its facilities, adding ultra-modern touches to its historic grandeur. This includes the James McCune Smith Learning Hub which has flexible learning spaces and technology-enabled resources as well as spaces for societies and clubs.

Student life

Glasgow is a thriving and lively city to study with lots of great bars, pubs, restaurants, live music, football and shopping to keep you entertained. It’s also well-placed to explore the best of what Scotland has to offer with national parks right on its doorstep.


Glasgow has been voted the world’s friendliest city and also the second most affordable city in the UK in Time Out. It has also been voted 1st in the UK for satisfaction in a worldwide survey of international students with 96% of international students saying that Glasgow is a ‘good place to be’.



The University of Glasgow places within the top 20 in the UK and 3rd in Scotland for the employability of its graduates as ranked by recruiters from the UK's major companies. According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, 95.9% of its graduates are in employment or further study within a year of graduation. Its Careers Services include an exclusive Internship Hub that facilities over 350 internship opportunities each year, as well as a Student Job Hub for part-time work. There are Careers Masterclasses delivered weekly during term time to help students with planning and applications as well as Career Accelerator courses.


The University of Glasgow acceptance rate is 74%.


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