University of Glasgow

Visit the most multi-cultural city in Scotland, which has been named by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 cities in the world and by UNESCO as a world centre for music for its legendary live music scene. 

Discover beautiful Scotland and one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities. Visit the magnificent medieval cathedral, the birthplace of Glasgow, or have a look at the extensive collection in the Gallery of Modern Art, Scotland’s most visited art gallery – for free! University of Glasgow is in the top 100 universities in the world (#69, QS 2019) and at over 550 years old, is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Key information


Glasgow, UK




Fall, Winter, Academic year

Program type


Application information

Application status

Program full

2022-2023 applications

Applications for Fall 2022 semester and Full Year 2022/23: Closed

Application Deadline for Winter 2023 semester: Closed

University-specific additional requirements

One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

2023-2024 applications

Open November 1, 2022

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program details

Areas of Study:

Archaeology, architecture, art history, astronomy, biology & biomedical sciences, business, chemistry, computer science, development studies, drama, earth science, ecology, economics, engineering (aerospace, biomedical, civil, electrical, mechanical, software), English, European studies, film studies, geography, gender studies (sociology), Greek & Roman studies (classics), history, human anatomy, law, math, marine science, music, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, sports science, statistics, urban studies, zoology.

Languages: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Estonian, French, Gaelic, Greek, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Latvian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.

Important note: Semester one students (fall semester only) are not allowed to take computer science, math or statistics classes as the exams are written in April/May. Students attending for the academic year or semester two (winter) are not affected.

Course Information:

Glasgow prefers students take a full course load of 60 Glasgow points (or 30 ECTS credits) per semester. One UCalgary half course equivalent = 12 Glasgow points (or 6 ECTS credits). Course information can be found in their online course catalogue and on department websites. Please read the guidance notes

The academic year is divided into two semesters. The fall semester runs from early September to mid-December. The spring semester runs from early January to late May.

  1. Costs

    Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider.

    Living costs for students at Glasgow are about £12,100/year (excluding books and UK travel). For details click here

    Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.

  2. Funding

    Did you know that you can take your University of Calgary funding with you on exchange? Since you remain a degree seeking student at the UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    Our office also administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the funding page for more information.

    *This program is eligible for Eyes High funding! This is an internally nominated award worth $3000. Eligibility requirements and more can be found on the funding page.

Accommodation at the University of Glasgow is primarily in self-catered residences and is guaranteed for exchange students (though rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis.) Residential Services also provides assistance to students looking for private off-campus accommodation.

This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0(B).

Students traveling on passports from countries that don't have English as a first language must prove their English proficiency. For more information about Glasgow's requirements click here

An academic reference is required for a complete application.

The UK has laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination and is a marriage equality country. Glasgow is a Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion and there are several supports available to LGBTQ students on campus.

Students with disabilities can read more about disability support services at Glasgow

Have questions?

Global Learning 101

Please watch this short YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.

Watch Global Learning 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The advisor for the program is: David Boggs

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.