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UVA Exchange: University of Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: U.Va. applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2018-2019 15-MAR-2018 25-MAR-2018 10-SEP-2018 24-MAY-2019
NOTE: Dates reflect the academic calendar for the term; arrival and departure dates may differ. Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 30.
Fall Semester 2018 15-MAR-2018 25-MAR-2018 10-SEP-2018 14-DEC-2018
NOTE: Dates reflect the academic calendar for the term; arrival and departure dates may differ. Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 30.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No Housing: Off-campus, University dormitory
Language Courses Offered: Yes Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Kathleen McLaren-Hawking
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Art - Art History, Art - Studio Art, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Celtic/Irish Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Classics, Commerce, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, French, Geography, Geology, German, Greek, Health and Human Services, History, Hungarian Language and Literature, Independent Study, Information Technology, Italian, Latin, Law, Management, Marine Science, Marketing, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing, Other Languages & Literatures, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Pre-Medical, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy and Administration, Religious Studies, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Systems Engineering, Urban and Environmental Planning, Urban Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:



of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow dates from the middle of the fifteenth century, a time of critical change in Europe. In 1451, the Scottish King James II persuaded Pope Nicholas V to grant a bill authorizing Bishop Turnbull of Glasgow to set up a university. Thus, 40 years after the creation of St Andrew's University, Scotland, like England, could boast two universities. Modeled on the University of Bologna, Glasgow was, and has remained, a University in the great European tradition.

Initially, the young institution operated from Glasgow Cathedral and temporary accommodation nearby but in 1460 it was given property by Lord Hamilton on the east side of the High Street immediately north of Blackfriars which remained its home until 1870. In the seventeenth century, as the intellectual activity foreshadowing the Enlightenment took root, the University replaced the Hamilton buildings and created one of the finest buildings of the period in Scotland and which was described by contemporaries as 'the chief ornament of the city'. This building was known as the "Old College".

The University played its distinguished part in the Enlightenment and in fostering the research and inquiry, which prepared the ground for the Industrial Revolution in which the city of Glasgow was to play a world role. Ironically it was the encroaching overcrowding and squalor of factories and railways, fruits of the industrial expansion it had helped to shape, which forced the University to move to its present site in what was then suburban Gilmorehill, a location it has occupied since 1870. The University celebrated its 550th anniversary in 2001.

The City of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland's largest city is a bustling, lively and cultural place in which to live and study. The varied and colorful social scenes ensure there is always something to do and places to go: busy shopping streets and modern indoor malls such as Princes Square and the Buchanan Galleries; pubs and restaurants offering everything from pub grub and international menus to haute cuisine; discos, clubs, cinemas, art galleries housing important collections, parks, museums, theatres: in fact, all the facilities you would expect of a large cosmopolitan city. Glasgow is situated on the west coast of Scotland with ready access to countryside natural beauty and less than an hour away from many attractions, including Edinburgh, Stirling, the Ayrshire Coast, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

The University of Glasgow is aware of the great importance to students of being placed in suitable accommodation and guarantees accommodation to all international students provided their application form is received in a timely manner.

Living in university accommodation is a great way to get to know people when you first come to Glasgow. The university has a huge variety of accommodation available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and the majority of international students stay in university accommodation during their first year of study.

The Accommodation Office can provide you with advice on your search for suitable accommodation (+44 141-330 4544, e-mail: You can also visit their homepage.


International Student Homepage
International student information
Study Abroad at Glasgow

Arts; Biomedical and Life Sciences; Education; Engineering; Social Sciences; Physical Sciences; Information and Mathematical Sciences

Courses for exchange students

3.0 GPA (can be flexible)

Term 1: early September - mid December
Term 2: early January - late May

Academic calendar

Cost of living information

UVA Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.

Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses while on a UVA Exchange Program. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and mandatory fees
  • Host institution room and board
  • Airfare
  • International health insurance and emergency insurance
  • Books and supplies
  • Local transportation
  • Passport and visa
  • Personal expenses