Learning Abroad Center
Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow

University Study in the United Kingdom: University of Glasgow

Europe
LAC Program

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.

Program Details

Location
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Term
Academic Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Housing
Dormitory
Credit Type
Resident Credit
Sponsor
Learning Abroad Center

Program Eligibility

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 Prerequisite
No Language Prerequisite

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About

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.

Housing & Meals

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.

Excursions

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.

Learning Outcomes

Students studying at the University of Glasgow will:

  • augment their cross-cultural understanding through interaction with British and international students and community members;
  • gain appreciation of the academic culture of the UK and differences between the British and US educational systems through direct enrollment;
  • gain awareness and appreciation of British culture through dorm-style placements with British students, as well as access to a wide range of student organizations and clubs;
  • become more self-reliant through the experience of obtaining enrollment, housing, catering, and transportation independently;
  • become more effective at navigating differences by spending four to ten months of full integration in a foreign academic, cultural, and political climate;
  • and experience British and international perspectives on academic disciplines through direct enrollment at the British host university.

Faculty & Staff

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. 

Program Structure

Program Level
3000 level courses
Courseload

15-18 credits per semester; 30-36 credits for an academic year

Coursework

Classes

Handbook

Grade & Credit Conversion Scale

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

For summer courses, visit the University of Glasgow's International Summer School page. Apply through the LAC's Summer in Scotland program page. 

Global Identity

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your international experience and apply what you've learned upon your return.  Global Identity gives you the opportunity to work individually with a trained cultural mentor, helping you articulate your newly acquired skills and differentiating you from your peers.

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.

Syllabus for Global Identity (PDF)

 

Program Dates

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 2022 Early January - late May Oct 10, 2021

*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. 

Orientation Dates & Locations

Orientation will be conducted in 2 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 1 week prior to the in-person session.

Term Abroad Date/Time Location
Spring 2021 TBD TBD

Fees

University of Minnesota participants pay the program fee instead of on-campus tuition and fees for the term they are abroad.

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.

Fees or tuition from home institutions may be added to or differ from the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center fees listed on this page.

Billing & Payments

Visit Billing for information about the billing process for application fees, deposits, and program fees.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Visit Financial Information for information on using financial aid and scholarships for study abroad.

BUTEX offers scholarships specifically for students going to the UK.

Bridging Loan

Bridging Loan, a no-interest/no-fees loan that funds the upfront deposit and flights costs, is available for this program for eligible students.

Cancellation Policy

Before you apply to or confirm your participation on this program, review the Learning Abroad Center's Cancellation Policy to inform yourself of the timeline and financial obligations for canceling.

Academic Year 2021-22

University Study in the United Kingdom: U of Glasgow

Academic Yr Fall 2021/Spring 2022

Program Fee

  • UofM students pay program fee instead of on-campus tuition & fees while abroad
  • Billed through UofM account
Non-refundable deposit $400
Tuition and educational costs $23,295
International health insurance $500
Housing and/or meals $0
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $24,195
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $0
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $24,195

Estimated Additional Expenses

  • Financial aid-eligible but not included in program fee
Costs Typically Incurred Prior to Departure These costs may need to be paid before your financial aid is disbursed for your term abroad.
Transportation to and from program site $1,400
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documents $500
Travel clinic/immunizationsVisit your travel clinic and consult with your insurance provider. Costs vary. See note below* $0
Housing deposit $825
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $2,875
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $550
Housing and/or meals not included in program fee $11,350
Essential daily living expensesincludes cost of required cell phone $2,000
Total Estimated Cost Incurred After Arrival in Host Country $13,900

Total Estimated Cost of Participation

  • UofM students—compare this to your estimated on campus cost of attendance
Total Estimated Cost of Participation $40,970
Spending money and personal travel Not included in financial aid calculation $4,000
Additional Notes & Information
* Immunizations Note: This estimate is based on approximate cost of travel-related vaccinations and medications required for entry or recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your costs may be higher or lower depending on your travel clinic, the specific immunizations and medication prescribed, and your insurance coverage.

Fall 2021

University Study in the United Kingdom: U of Glasgow

Fall Semester 2021

Program Fee

  • UofM students pay program fee instead of on-campus tuition & fees while abroad
  • Billed through UofM account
Non-refundable deposit $400
Tuition and educational costs $12,005
International health insurance $200
Housing and/or meals $0
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $12,605
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $0
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $12,605

Estimated Additional Expenses

  • Financial aid-eligible but not included in program fee
Costs Typically Incurred Prior to Departure These costs may need to be paid before your financial aid is disbursed for your term abroad.
Transportation to and from program site $1,400
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documents $0
Travel clinic/immunizationsVisit your travel clinic and consult with your insurance provider. Costs vary. See note below* $0
Housing deposit $825
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $2,375
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $275
Housing and/or meals not included in program fee $4,000
Essential daily living expensesincludes cost of required cell phone $1,800
Total Estimated Cost Incurred After Arrival in Host Country $6,075

Total Estimated Cost of Participation

  • UofM students—compare this to your estimated on campus cost of attendance
Total Estimated Cost of Participation $21,055
Spending money and personal travel Not included in financial aid calculation $2,000
Additional Notes & Information
* Immunizations Note: This estimate is based on approximate cost of travel-related vaccinations and medications required for entry or recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your costs may be higher or lower depending on your travel clinic, the specific immunizations and medication prescribed, and your insurance coverage.

Prepare

Complete pre-application advising.

US Passport holders require a visa to study on this program. In order to obtain a visa, you must have a valid passport. Due to COVID-19, passport processing times are currently delayed. If you do not have a passport, or your passport expires less than 6 months after your return date from your time abroad, apply for a new passport now.

Apply

The COVID-19 vaccine is now approved by the FDA and has been added to the list of required vaccinations for study abroad. We encourage you to complete your COVID-19 vaccine immediately.

You will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.

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Complete

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:

  • University of Glasgow application (including an Official Transcript). 
  • First Step

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.  

Program Contact

For further information or questions about this program, send an email to

Eric Leinen or call at 612.625.9008