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Glasgow may be Scotland’s second city, but it is arguably its finest. Home to several universities and with a thriving student nightlife, Glasgow is an exciting place to study to come and study as an overseas student.

Glasgow’s large student population means it is a good place to study for an undergraduate course. Often described as Edinburgh’s younger, edgier relative, with a student population of almost 50,000, it has a cultural scene that is the envy of cities throughout the UK.

Study in Glasgow?

Glasgow is home to four prestigious universities where you can study an undergraduate degree:

The University of Glasgow is a world leading higher education institution, regularly coming within the top 100 rankings. It is the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world, giving it an enviable reputation globally for the education it offers its students.

The University of Strathclyde is the city’s second oldest university and has an increasingly international outlook, with students and staff from over a hundred countries.

Most undergraduate degrees in Glasgow will last between 3-4 years, but this can vary depending on the type of degree and mode of study you choose.

Immigration and visas

EU citizens are allowed to come and study an undergraduate degree in Glasgow providing they fulfil the following criteria:

  • Are studying in the UK for more than three months
  • Are enrolled at an accredited university or institution
  • Have proof of sufficient funds to cover your undergraduate degree in the UK for its duration
     
If you are a non-EU student coming to Glasgow to study, you’ll need to apply for a student visa under the tier 4 visa category. In order to qualify, you’ll need to demonstrate the following:

  • Proof of funding to cover an undergraduate course and living costs
  • A confirmation of acceptance to study (CAS) reference from a university with sponsor status
  • Adequate English language skills
     
You can find out more about visas at the UK Border Agency.

Accommodation and living costs

Most students in Glasgow live in the West End of the city, as this is where Glasgow University is located. Around three miles from the city centre, it is a laid back area and includes a large number of bars, cafes, boutique shops and hotels. Students living in this area rent privately, usually with friends, either in flats or houses.

However, most students will opt to live in dedicated halls of residence offered through universities when they first come to study in Glasgow.

The University of Glasgow offers the chance for students to live in halls of residence whilst they are studying. These residences are self-catered and will help you keep your independence whilst living in university run accommodation. Prices vary from £99 - £154 per week.

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