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The University of Glasgow Overview: Admissions, Scholarships and Accommodation






    The University of Glasgow continues to change the world with its cutting edge research and teaching for over 560 years, inspiring great thinkers and entrepreneurial minds from the economist Adam Smith and television pioneer John Logie Baird, to Scotland’s first national poet Edwin Morgan and Scotland’s current pioneer Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Attracting students from over 140 countries, this institution continues to offer a modern learning environment across two large campuses in the world’s friendliest and nicest city. There is a third campus in Dumfries which is home to the university’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

    Student jobs

    • The university Careers Service is in charge of part-time work for students and graduates through an online vacancy system.
    • You’ll find a wide variety of student jobs available, plus on-campus work such as student brand ambassador work and social media tasks, open day guides and library support staff.
    • There are equally off-campus work opportunities such as city-based retail, hospitality, call centre and interpreting work.
    • Additionally, the SRC Job Shop specialises in advertising part-time job opportunities that are good enough for employment alongside a degree level programme of study.

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    Careers advice

    • Glasgow goes the extra mile to incorporate the qualities and abilities desired by employers into students’ experiences at university, whether they are studying, participating in volunteering work, playing sports, or taking part in internship programmes.
    • Some of the services offered by the Careers Service are: personalized careers guidance and support from advisers, training and coaching in job hunting techniques, assistance with CVs and completing job applications.
    • They regularly organize careers, internships and specialist subject fairs in order for students to meet employers on campus.
    • You’ll be allowed exclusive access to the school network – an active online networking site with guidance and mentoring opportunities from alumni from more than 180 countries.
    • The Internship Hub also dishes out 350 internship opportunities, paid and unpaid, both during the semester and over the summer, in a wide range of corporate sectors.

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    Health services

    • The Barclay Medical Centre is located in the Fraser Building on the primary campus.

    Student Accommodation

    • Note that all first year full-time students who confirm their offer of study and apply by the deadline are automatically given accommodation.
    • There are also a wide range of accommodation, from seven-days catered to self-catered, with a choice of room type and cost, from single en-suite bedrooms or single standard apartments to twin bedrooms.
    • Inside the student residences, you’ll have access to 24/7 unlimited Internet in all bedrooms. Rents will also cover utilities, bed materials and personal possessions insurance cover.

    Accommodation Expenses

    Catered Goes from £6,453 to £7,136 per year
    Self-Catered from £3,606 to £5,487 per year

    Student Life

    • Popular publishers Condé Nast Traveller magazine and Rough Guides have both listed Glasgow as the friendliest city in the world, while National Geographic called it a must-visit destination for 2016.
    • Currently,the city has more green space per head of population than any other European destination, with well over 90 parks and public gardens.
    • City highlights include the following: the central ‘Style Mile’ with popular shops from Apple and Topshop to Nike; 20 beautiful museums and art galleries, many of which are free of charge to visit; and an amazing range of restaurants with plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans.
    • Hundreds of students live in the leafy West End, where the university’s primary campus is located.

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    Bursaries and Scholarships

    Please find a selection of scholarships and bursaries, please refer to the university website for selection of scholarships and bursaries, plus eligibility criteria:

    • Access Bursary: This is worth £1,000–3,000 per fee-paying year, for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) based on your household income. No application is required as student’s eligibility will be assessed based on the information students provide when putting an application for fees and cost of living support.
    • RUK Excellence Scholarship: Worth £1,000 for each year of study awarded to first degree students who have attained AAA or better in one sitting at A Level (or equivalent), excluding a number of degrees. No application is needed, only information from UCAS will be used to assess your eligibility.
    • Talent Scholarship: an award of roughly £1,000 per year for new first year undergraduates from Scotland who have achieved fantastic academic grades and are experiencing hardship.
    • The university awards bursaries and other support for students who have experience of care.


    If you are looking for the A-level Entry Requirements forr each subject , this can be found on the relevant programme page in the degree programme A-Z.

    Standard and Minimum Entry Requirements

    • The Standard Entry Requirements represent some of the grades needed inorder to receive a guaranteed admission offer.
    • The Minimum Entry Requirements are basically the grades required in order to be considered for an offer.
    • ALL applicants are expected to meet Additional Requirements as shown in order to be considered ft for an admission offer.

    A-Level subjects accepted for University Admission

    Required Subjects: some of the university degree programmes require specific subjects for admission whilst others will indicate that subjects must be from a specific field of study. In order to avoid any ambiguity, the University has classified all A-Levels into three main fields of study:

    • Arts/Humanities/Modern Language subjects
    • Science Subjects
    • General Subjects With very few exceptions, applicants can only have one A-Level subject classified as ‘General’: please see the table detailed below.

    Extended Project and Advanced Extension Awards: The university equally welcomes the use of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and, in Mathematics, the Advanced Extension Awards (AEA) as a way of pushing students and encouraging an interdisciplinary approach to active learning. However, the institution recognises that not all students have access to equal opportunity and so do not require them for entry. All applicants are thus expected to meet A-level requirements as stated, the EPQ/AEA are not accepted as an A-level equivalent.

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