Study In Glasgow


Location Glasgow:

Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. It’s famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city’s 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it’s a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.

Why Glasgow:

  1. It’s one of the UK’s Friendliest Cities

It’s pretty much agreed all round that Glasgow is one of the UK’s friendliest cities, reaching the number one ranking spot on and beating Liverpool, Tokyo, Georgia USA and Melbourne, Australia.

When you’re a new fresher in an unfamiliar city, life can feel pretty daunting, so it’s helpful to be in a place where the people will immediately make you feel at home.

  1. It’s Economically Strong

It may have slipped your mind, but Glasgow (and Scotland in general) has been one of the most economically sure places for quite some time now. Described as one of the fastest-growing cities in the UK, Glasgow is also Scotland’s largest urban economy, with around £17 billion Gross Value added each year.

That means that even as a student, life in the city of Glasgow can still be frivolous.

  1. There’s a Different Festival Every Month

Glasgow is pretty much the king of festivals, with a different small or medium-sized festival happening every month. Many of these are free to attend and help to ensure you’ll never be stuck for something new to do on a weekend.

Among the most popular of Glasgow’s outdoor affairs are the Glasgow Film Festival, the West End Festival and the International Festival of Visual Art.

  1. It’s Affordable

Glasgow is renowned for being one of the most affordable student cities in all of the UK. It’s up to four times cheaper than London, and its university tuition fees are some of the lowest.

That means not only will you have less debt to worry about, you’ll also be able to focus more on having a good time rather than scrimping the pennies.

  1. Scottish Graduates Have Higher Salaries

According to 2012 stats from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), graduates from universities in Scotland have the highest salaries and the lowest rates of unemployment after six months of leaving the student bubble.

Although the reasons are unclear – better job prospects or more graduate support, perhaps – the figures show that 90% of Scottish graduates were in ‘positive destinations’ after graduating (work or further study) as opposed to 87% of English university graduates.

  1. It’s Home to Two Famous Football Clubs

Glasgow is home to not one, but two major football teams – Rangers and Celtic, both of which are based in the heart of the city. If you’re a football fan, you can catch them at Hampden Stadium, which is also host to a variety of other sporting and music events throughout the year.

Meanwhile, the city is active in promoting participative sport, including football, rugby, sailing and even skiing on its two dry slopes.

Best universities in Glasgow:

University of Glasgow;

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Archaeology
  • Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine
  • Business
  • Cancer Sciences
  • Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences
  • Celtic & Gaelic
  • Central & East European Studies[including Baltic, Estonian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Russian, Soviet Studies]
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computing Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dentistry, Dental School
  • Economic & Social History[including Global Economy]
  • Economics[including Development Studies, Financial Economics]
  • Education[including Adult Education, Community Development, Organisational Leadership, Teaching]
  • Engineering[including Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering]
  • English Language & Linguistics
  • English Literature
  • Film & Television Studies
  • Management[including Entrepreneurship, International Business, Leadership, Marketing]
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Modern Languages & Cultures
  • Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology
  • Music
  • Neuroscience & Psychology
  • Nursing & Health Care
  • Parasitology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology & Religious Studies
  • Translation Studies
  • Urban Studies[including Housing Studies, Planning, Public Policy, Real Estate, Regeneration, Social Policy]
  • Veterinary Medicine


  • Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
  • Airport Rentals United Kingdom Student Scholarship
  • Chevening Scholarship
  • Clark (MileEnd) Bursary Fund
  • Commonwealth Scholarship schemes
  • Community Service Scholarship GreenMatch
  • Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

University of Strathclyde

  • Accounting & finance
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Business
  • Chemical & process engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil & environmental engineering
  • Computer & information sciences
  • Creative writing
  • Design, manufacture & engineering management
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Forensic science
  • French
  • History
  • Hospitality & tourism
  • Human resource management
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Management
  • Management science
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics & statistics
  • Mechanical & aerospace engineering
  • Modern languages
  • Naval architecture, ocean & marine engineering
  • Pharmacy & biomedical sciences
  • Physical activity for health
  • Physics
  • Politics


  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences International Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Graduate Entry Law: Canadian Scholarship
  • Asylum Seeker Scholarship
  • Engineering Scholarships
  • Science Scholarships

Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Glasgow School for Business and Society
  • School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • School for Work Based Education
  • Scholarships
  • Postgraduate Ambassador Studentship
  • Fully funded scholarships
  • Don McCarthy Scholarship
  • Santander Universities Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Magnusson Award 2019
  • Fitness Savvy Scholarship
  • Master of Public Health Scholarship
  • US Common Good Scholarship
  • Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York Scholarship Fund
  • New to GCU Scholarship
  • Research Loyalty Scholarship
  • International Loyalty Discount
  • Loyalty scholarship for UK and EU students

Glasgow School of Art

  • Architecture by Conversion
  • Architectural Studies
  • Communication Design
  • Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art)
  • Design Innovation & Citizenship
  • Design Innovation & Collaborative Creativity
  • Design Innovation & Environmental Design
  • Design Innovation & Interaction Design
  • Design Innovation & Service Design
  • Design Innovation & Transformation Design
  • Environmental Architecture
  • Fashion + Textiles
  • Graphics Illustration Photography
  • Interior Design
  • Heritage Visualisation
  • International Management & Design Innovation
  • Master of Fine Art
  • Master of Letters Art Writing
  • Master of Letters Fine Art Practice
  • Master of Research
  • Medical Visualisation & Human Anatomy
  • PG Cert HE Learning & Teaching in the Creative Disciplines
  • PGCert Supervisory Practices in the Creative Disciplines
  • Product Design Engineering
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Living Expense in Glasgow:

How much does it cost to study in the UK

We advise students to expect a cost of living of $25,000 per year in Glasgow and $28,000 per year in London (based on an exchange rate of $1.30 to £1.) This cost can be further offset with the option of working part-time.

Estimated annual living costs Glasgow $25,000 per year

Glasgow was ranked second most affordable city in the UK by cost of living (Mercer Cost of Living Survey 2015).

Average monthly student expenses in Glasgow (estimated and depending on lifestyle):

  • Accommodation £450
  • Bill including mobile phone £115
  • Food/household goods £190
  • Local transport £65
  • Social activities £130
  • Books and printing £60

Total: £1015* (approx. $1400)


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