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.
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.
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.
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 administers several awards, including the Global Access Fund (based on a funding-first model where students apply prior to committing to a global learning program) and the Global Learning Award (students apply after being accepted to a global learning program; the amount varies year-to-year as the money is split among chosen recipients). Students may only receive these awards once. Please see the funding page, linked below, for more information.
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 apply to UCalgary first, then we nominate accepted students who have met the minimum requirements to our partners. Once you have been nominated to Glasgow, you will then apply directly to their exchange program. For more details on Glasgow's application click here.
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.
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.