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|
|Term||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|GPA||3.0. This is a strict requirement; students below this mark should explore other options.|
|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.
Live in single rooms with shared facilities in residence halls near campus. Compare the various university halls at the University of Glasgow's Residential Services website. You are guaranteed a place in university accommodation as long as you apply as soon as possible after receiving notification of acceptance to study.
The University of Glasgow offers vibrant campus life through student clubs and organizations. In addition, the International Society organizes a wide range of events over the course of the year, aiming to give international students a different view of Scottish life and tradition.
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|
15-18 credits per semester; 30-36 credits for an academic year
Minimum courseload is 60 credit units per semester, equivalent to 15 University of Minnesota credits. Most classes at Glasgow carry 10, 15 or 20 credits, meaning a typical semester schedule includes between 3 and 6 classes per semester.
Other academic information, as well as program dates, housing options, special classes, etc., can be found at Glasgow's main study abroad page.
Glasgow offers coursework that has been identified as a strong curricular match for the following majors and student populations:
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.
Submit the online application and complete the assigned application checklist according to the appropriate deadline:
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|Academic Year 2021-2022||Early September - late May||Apr 15, 2021|
|Fall semester 2021||Early September - mid-December||Apr 15, 2021|
|Spring semester 2021||Early January - late May||Oct 1, 2020|
This posted application deadline is for the Learning Abroad Center Application only. The application deadline for the host university will fall a few weeks after the Learning Abroad Center deadline.
*Applications after this deadline may be considered. Contact Eric Leinen to inquire.
**If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.
Orientation will be conducted in two parts: an online orientation, which is mandatory for all students, and an in-person, program-specific session. You will receive more information about the online orientation via email. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.
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 one week prior to the in-person session.
The Total Program Fee reflects the host university’s international tuition rate converted into US dollars, plus the Learning Abroad Center’s APAAC ($2050 one semester / $3100 for Academic Year) and required UofM international health insurance.
If you do not see a budget estimate for the term you intend to go abroad, the fee has not yet been finalized. We strive to post fees for this program at least 30 days prior to the application deadline. The Learning Abroad Center will delay the posting of some fees until enrollments, inflation and exchange rates are determined. Note the average increase in fees will be 3–10%. Program fees are based on estimates and may change depending on international economic factors.
BUTEX offers scholarships specifically for students going to the UK.
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 Dates page for term options|
|Program Name||University Study in the United Kingdom|
|Track Name||University of Glasgow|
This program will require additional approval steps for Spring 2021 due to COVID-19. Connect with your LAC program contact for more information.
Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee.
All students, both UofM and Non-UofM should use this apply button if applying for a program Fall 2021 or beyond (academic year, winter break etc.). You will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.
After you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received. Submitted applications are assigned an application checklist, which will include the following items:
In addition to completing the Learning Abroad Center's Online application checklist, you must also submit an application and supporting materials directly to the University of Glasgow. Once your application has been reviewed and endorsed by the Learning Abroad Center, instructions for how to complete your application with the University of Glasgow will be sent to you.
Glasgow posts a detailed guide to their online application system if you run into problems.
Affiliate organizations and partner universities will not accept applications from UMTC students without the endorsement of the Learning Abroad Center. Students must participate in affiliate organization and partner university programs through the standard Learning Abroad Center application process.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toEric Leinen or call at 612.625.9008.