University of Glasgow


  • Location: City, Rural

Student life

The University is among the finest in the modern world, and so is the city of Glasgow. It is Future-focused, vibrant, diverse, welcoming, inspiring and supportive. In addition, there are over 20,000 UG students from over 140 countries, studying over 600 degree courses while enjoying eclectic culture and nightlife. What’s more, its graduate opportunities – and links with business and industry domestically and internationally – pave the way for a bright future whatever you choose to study here.  

What's it like to live in Scotland?
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Scotland’s fantastic history extends to its universities, with Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and St Andrews among the oldest in the UK, offering some of the most incredible surroundings to study in.

But it’s not all about the past. Glasgow was named the UK’s top cultural and creative city (The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019 report), while millions descend on the Fringe Festival each summer.

Harry Potter obsessives wandering through Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town, or traversing the breathtaking Highlands, will get why they inspired JK Rowling’s magical tales.

Scottish students may not want to stray far from home: the government covers tuition fees for those studying their first undergraduate degree here.

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What's it like to live in Glasgow?
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Don’t let its sober Victorian exterior fool you – Glasgow is jam-packed with style, vitality, and a raucous sense of humour.

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Campus and facilities

Our main Gilmorehill campus is based in the West End of the city, within easy reach of the city centre by public transport or on foot. It’s a compact, campus-style environment with all the benefits of being in a major city. Gilmorehill is home to the majority of our teaching and research facilities and will soon be expanded as part of our £1 billion campus development programme to include a mix of research, teaching and public spaces.

Our Dumfries campus is a rural campus in south-west Scotland with a close-knit student community and proximity to hiking and cycling trails, rivers and lochs, and amazing views from places such as the Criffel on the Solway Coast, The Devil’s Beef Tub in Moffat and Galloway Forest Park. With excellent transport links, the rest of the UK is within easy reach: Glasgow and Edinburgh are less than two hours away, while Carlisle is under an hour.

Course locations

Main Site

The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

Gilmorehill (Main) Campus

University Of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

Dumfries Campus

Rutherford and McCowan Buildings, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4ZL