University of Glasgow - College of Science and Engineering

Glasgow is a globally connected university with deep civic roots. For over 560 years, the University of Glasgow has established creative and vibrant partnerships with communities, colleagues and students across the world.

Our strategy, ‘World Changers Together’, reaffirms our commitment to global connectedness and collaboration, whilst recognising the important role that our people and partners play in the University’s future success and our ability to deliver impact both here and around the world.

We collaborate to develop our teaching and research with partners around the world and welcome conversations with potential partners in education, industry, commerce and government. Global connectivity enhances our educational offerings, our research capability and our societal impact, creating an environment in which our colleagues, students and wider communities can thrive.

World Changing Glasgow

The University of Glasgow was named the Times Higher Education University of the Year. in 2020. We have been home to world-changing research and teaching for more than 560 years.

Our research excellence responds to some of the world’s greatest challenges in areas such as precision medicine and chronic diseases, one health, future life, addressing inequalities, cultural and creative economies, and the nano and quantum world.

Our annual research turnover is more than £180 million. 81% of our research is internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014).

How research is carried out is important to us. We support our researchers in positive and collaborative research culture. We deliver an award-winning researcher development programme for postgraduate students. Our 14 centres for doctoral training provide funding and collaboration opportunities.

We offer an excellent student experience in one of the world’s friendliest and most affordable cities. Our Future World Changers programme showcases postgraduate students who are working to change the world.

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Scholarships & funding

Alumni Discount

The University is offering a 20% discount on all Postgraduate Research and full Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to its alumni, commencing study in Academic session 2022/23. This includes University of Glasgow graduates and those who have completed a Study Abroad programme or the Erasmus Programme at the University of Glasgow. The discount applies to all full-time, part-time and online programmes. 

New EU scholarships

The University of Glasgow continues to be committed to ensuring a strong relationship with our existing and future EU students, and supporting EU talent to make their home at the University of Glasgow. We are delighted to announce the introduction of our new EU scholarships for new incoming students. Get in touch to find out more.

Support for undergraduate students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland

We offer a range of RUK bursaries and scholarships to students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, undertaking their first undergraduate degree.

Postgraduate Loans for Masters

Get in touch to find out more about the postgraduate loans available to help fund your Master's study.

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Why study at University of Glasgow - College of Science and Engineering

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. We are one of the top 100 of the world's universities.

The University of Glasgow

  • Ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022.
  • In the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022.
  • Named the Scottish University of the Year in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
  • Welcomes students from more than 140 countries worldwide.
  • Has around 35,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Has a global community of over 219,000 alumni.
  • A major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 9,000 staff, including more than 4,800 research and teaching staff.
  • Undertaking a £1 billion estate investment to expand campus research & teaching facilities.
  • Has an annual research income of more than £168m.
  • Member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.
  • Founding member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education.
  • Founding member of The Guild of European Research Intensive Universities.
  • Has strategic partnerships with the Universities of Columbia, Hong Kong, McGill and Sydney.
  • Has 420 study abroad and exchange partners.
  • Home to The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, one of the leading university museums in the world.
  • Has a unique partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology, Nankai University and the University of Electronic Science & Technology of China meaning that we continue to extend our global footprint through innovative transnational education.
  • Includes among its alumni, the father of economics Adam Smith, Scotland’s architect of devolution Donald Dewar and renowned physicist and engineer Lord Kelvin.

Awards & Accreditations

86th in the world

World University Rankings (2022)

19th in the world

Impact Rankings (2022)

101-125th in the world

World Reputation Rankings (2021)


Gilmorehill Campus

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.

At the centre of the campus lies the stunning Gilbert Scott building, with an iconic bell tower that is one of Glasgow’s most notable landmarks.

On this campus, we have great indoor sports facilities including a 25m swimming pool, two student unions, our museum and art gallery and an enormous library over 12 floors.

And as we're right in the heart of the West End, the campus is surrounded by shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, supermarkets and a cinema.

Revolutionising your teaching and learning

We’re creating a campus to inspire the next generation of world changers. A 14-acre site beside our main campus is being developed with a planned total investment of £1 billion. Our flagship James McCune Smith Learning Hub is the first building to be delivered through our campus development programme, with completion due by summer 2020.

The £90m building will include flexible learning spaces and technology-enabled teaching resources. As well as increasing our teaching capacity, this modern study space will offer flexible spaces for clubs and societies, conferences and events, becoming the student-focused heart of the campus.

  • Round-the-clock access
  • Capacity for 2,500 students
  • 500-seat lecture theatre
  • Interactive teaching spaces
  • Cafe

Dumfries Campus

The University of Glasgow at Dumfries is a rural campus in southwest Scotland with a close-knit community of students from the UK and around the world.

A welcoming learning environment

Friendly residences and small class sizes will help you to get to know students and staff from all disciplines. You will be taught by academics who are among the top researchers in their fields, and who have a progressive vision for interdisciplinary teaching and research. 

An idyllic location

The Dumfries campus is set in 85 acres of leafy parkland with stunning views of the Solway estuary and hills, proximity to hiking and cycling trails, rivers and lochs, and a walk or short bus ride to the historic town centre. With excellent transport links, the rest of the UK is within easy reach; Glasgow and Edinburgh are just under two hours away, while Carlisle is under an hour.

A network of partners

We’re proud to be a partnership campus, sharing our Library and IT facilities with the University of the West of Scotland and Dumfries & Galloway College.

Garscube Campus

Spanning 200 acres at the northwest boundary of the city lies our beautiful Garscube estate, just four miles from the University’s Gilmorehill campus. 

Garscube is home to the School of Veterinary Medicine, our Wolfson Hall of Residence and outdoor sports facilities which include both grass and synthetic pitches.

Student lifestyle

  • 3.9 - Number of students per staff
  • 40% - Percentage of International Students
  • 59:41 - Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 27,625 - Number of FTE Students

Applying for a Student Visa outside the UK

Please read the information below to see who is eligible to apply for a student visa and how to apply.

When and how to apply

You can apply for a Student Route visa up to 6 months before the course start date on your CAS.  You must apply for the Student Route visa in enough time to allow you to undertake the following: 

  • Receive your 30- or 90-day visa sticker (or online digital status if you are an EEA national with a passport with a biometric chip applying with the UK Immigration: ID check app) to travel to the UK with;
  • Please do not arrive before the 'valid from' date on your 30- or 90-day visa sticker;
  • Collect BRP within 10 days of arriving in the UK (however, please read the information for students who are required to self-isolate after arrival in the UK);
  • Complete Registration (including visa registration) before the course start date on your CAS.

You will need to fill out the Student visa application form.


University of Glasgow - College of Science and Engineering

Glasgow G12 8QQ
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom

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