Experience the vibrant urban feel of the UK's third largest city while studying at the University of Glasgow, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom.
|Location||Glasgow, United Kingdom|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|GPA||2.8 (may be flexible); 3.0 a strict requirement for the research track|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, is a lively place to live and study. There is excellent shopping, nightlife, museums, parks and galleries. Glasgow is a friendly and welcoming multicultural city, recently voted "politest city in the UK."
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow consistently ranks as one of the UK's most highly-rated schools. The university is host to more than 20,000 students from over 100 countries and offers an exceptional breadth of academic choice across the physical and life sciences, social sciences and the humanities.
Started in 2014, the University of Glasgow's International Summer School offers a wide range of classes, and hosts dozens of US and international students each June and July.
For the summer progam, participants are housed in university flats. Accommodation in your own room is included. Rooms are part of self-contained flats including well-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Normally 4-5 other students will share the flat.
The flats are located in the University’s Student accommodation, which is within easy walking distance of both the main campus where classes will take place, and of the renowned West End of Glasgow.
In addition to some summer modules containing built-in excursions, the University of Glasgow arranges a number of social activities during the summer program.
Students studying at the University of Glasgow will:
Faculty and staff at the University of Glasgow are some of the best in the UK. The university is a member of the Russell Group – an academic honor reserved for only the top British universities, and International Office staff assist students with all questions related to immigration, housing, academic registration, and campus life.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Host University Study|
|Program Level||3000 level courses|
Most classes are based at the University of Glasgow's main campus in the west end of the city, and most feature academic excursions to various parts of Scotland.
For complete information on modules available, excursions and activities, dates and credits, visit the University of Glasgow's main International Summer School page.
The International Summer School at the University of Glasgow offers a number of different modules to choose from.
The University of Glasgow International Summer School uses the Scottish credit scheme. The University of Minnesota converts Scottish credits at a 4:1 ratio (ex: 10 Scottish cr = 2.5 UofM cr).
Be placed in a research project overseen by faculty researchers at the University of Glasgow. Available placements are based on research projects currently underway, mostly in the STEM fields and Psychology (other fields may be possible, ask for more details). Earn 6 credits for this 6-week program.
Scottish Urban Landscape in Film & Glass: Glasgow School of Art—offered in collaboration with the Glasgow School of Art, through research and practical experience develop skills in photography and film processing and glass techniques such as cutting, painting, and leading.
Music Cities—using the city of Glasgow as a case study, explore the music scene through festivals, concerts, and debate what it means to be a "music city."
Writing the CIty: creative writing workshop—brings writers together in a supportive environment to explore urban and experimental styles.
Education in a Globalised World—an overview of different educational practices, in global and local contexts.
This class has been approved for UofM's Social Science core.
Religion & Spirituality in Scotland—explore the importance of religious traditions and spirituality in Scotland, and how new agents seek to be active agents for change.
This class has been approved for UofM's Arts & Humanities core.
History of Christianity in Scotland—explore history of Christianity in Scotland
Theater & Performance—introduction to concepts of drama, theatre and performance and explore Scotland’s vibrant theatre scene
Introduction to Mayalam language
Functional Anatomy—open-plan dissection labs provide functionally relevant exposure to all major regions of the body. Perfect for any pre-med or pre-health student.
Bioscience for Global Disease—includes practical lab skills, data interpretation, and analysis techniques in key biological research themes.
This class has been approved for UofM's Biological Science core.
Essential Genetics—exploration of how biological science has led to the discovery of the genes that make us unique.
International Physics Summer School—calculus-based introductory level physics with a lab component.
This class has been approved for UofM's Physical Science core.
Mathematics—linear algebra, differential equations, and how some of Glasgow's greatest thinkers have contributed to the modern world.
Note: modules offered may change from year to year. Consult Glasgow's website for updated listings.
This course is offered at no additional cost on programs six weeks or longer. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|Summer 2019||Mid June - Mid July||Mar 20, 2018|
|Summer 2019 Research track||Mid June - early August||Mar 20, 2019|
For precise program dates, visit University of Glasgow's Summer School website.
*If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
Summer 2020 fees will be posted when they are finalized.
The Total Program Fee reflects the host university’s international tuition rate converted into US dollars (minus 10% partner university discount), plus the Learning Abroad Center’s APAAC ($950) and required UofM international health insurance.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Program Dates and Fees for term options|
|Program Name||Summer in Scotland|
|Track Name||Choose the track that corresponds to the dates you will be abroad. If your dates/track name don't appear in the list, contact the program team.|
Upon submitting the online application, you will be assigned an application checklist that includes:
Submit to University of Glasgow:
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toEric Leinen or call at 612.625.9008.