University of Glasgow2014 League Table Ranking 23
2014 Overall Score 779
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Pre-arrival and orientation
- The International Student Support team organises orientation programmes in January and September each year for new international, Erasmus and study abroad/exchange students.
- The orientation programmes include various information sessions and social events to help students settle in to university life as smoothly as possible.
- Also, from beginning to mid-September, students can seek advice at the Welcome Desk at the Fraser Building. The Welcome Desk is open Monday–Friday from 8am to 5pm. Outwith these hours, students can contact staff at the Gatehouse, which is open 24 hours a day.
- Moreover, the University of Glasgow Welcome Team will help international students when they arrive at Glasgow Airport and direct them to the free transport service provided by the university. More information is available on the website.
- The University of Glasgow has a number of undergraduate and postgraduate residences. All halls of residence have an internet and phone points, laundry facilities, bike sheds, car parking, security guarding, CCTV surveillance, and wardening staff.
- The self-catered undergraduate residences are Cairncross House, Murano Street Student Village, Queen Margaret Residences and Student Apartments. The only catered residence is Wolfson Hall.
- For students, studying at the University of Glasgow’s campus in Dumfries, one self-catered residence in available.
- The university postgraduate halls are Kelvinhaugh Street, Kelvinhaugh Gate, Lister House, Maclay Residences and Winton Drive. They all are self-catered.
- International students are given priority when allocating rooms. Applications for accommodation must be submitted after having accepted a conditional or unconditional offer from the university.
- The university tries to spread international students evenly across the halls, whenever possible, to ensure that they are both a great place to start off your university career and the perfect environment to make friends.
- The halls are located close to the university, with an average walking time to campus of 5–20 minutes.
- The accommodation contract spans from September to June so that students can stay in their rooms over the Christmas and Easter vacations. Students wishing to stay in university accommodation over the summer break amy need to move to a different room/residence as not all halls are available over the summer.
- Halls available over the summer period are: Kelvinhaugh Gate, Kelvinhaugh Street, Lister House, Murano Flats, Queen Margaret, Winton Drive, and Maclay. Short-stay accommodation is available in Cairncross House and Kelvinhaugh Gate.
- The weekly rates are £98.98 for a single room and £120.12 for a single en suite room (2011–12).
- Please see the website for more information, where there is also a comparison of the various accommodation facilities and a map showing the locations of university accommodation.
English language requirement
- For applicants whose first language is not English, the university sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. If your qualifications are not listed here, please contact the Recruitment and International Office. Please note that some schools might have additional requirements. Full details are on the website.
- General English language requirements:
IELTS: 6.5 (with no sub-test less than 6).
ibTOEFL: 92 (with no sub-test less than 20).
Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): B minimum; or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): C minimum.
Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE minimum score of 60 with minimum 59 in all sub-tests.
- The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of satisfactory language level from the Language Centre pre-sessional courses and other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses.
- The university also offers pre-session English language courses enabling students to bring their English up to entry level for university study. More details are on the website.
Schoarships and bursaries
- There are a number of scholarships that the university offers particularly to international students.
- Visit the website for a full lost of the scholarships available to undergraduate and postgraduate international students.
International Student Breakdown
Further information for international undergraduate degree students
If you have any other questions about coming to the University of Glasgow to study, or any related issue please contact:
Recruitment and International Office
University of Glasgow
65 Hillhead Street
The Fraser Building
- Tel: 0141 330 8667
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can contact the Recruitment and International Office by filling out the Online Enquiry Form, which can be found here;
- Or email the International Student Support team email@example.com
- Web: www.gla.ac.uk/international/
Why study at the University of Glasgow?
- The University of Glasgow is in the top 20 of The Complete University Guide rankings (2013 league table).
- A member of the Russell Group of 20 major research-led universities in the UK. This commitment to remaining at the forefront of discovery is of vital benefit to our students, as you will receive an education led by academics working on the latest developments in their field;
- The university has an excellent Careers Service, which can help you make the most of your choices. Services include opportunities to meet global recruiters on campus, work experience placements and mock interviews;
- The university welcomes students from over 100 different countries, so you can make friends with people from all over the world.
- No overseas campus.
Student organisations for international students
- International Student Support (ISS) provides a dedicated advisory service for international students on non-academic and welfare matters such as immigration, employment, finance and any other concerns students may have.
- The Glasgow University International Society is the largest student organisation on campus. It organises weekly events such as the Language Café, salsa classes, and trips to various parts of Scotland.
- The International Family Network provides support to international students who plan to come to Glasgow with their family members.
- The Student Network – by joining the Student Network, students can receive invaluable advice and information from current students on anything to do with studying and living in Glasgow.
- The Language Centre supports students whose first language is not English.
- Student Learning Service provides advice and guidance on academic skills to undergraduate and taught postgraduate students.
- The university Chaplaincy provides pastoral and spiritual support for students of all faiths and none.
Advice for International Students
- General Advice
- British University History, Culture & the Weather
- Applying to a British University
- Entry and Employment Regulations
- English Language Tests and Requirements
- Managing Your Money
- Student Jobs
- Student Accommodation
International Students in the UK
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