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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
Spring Semester 2019 15-SEP-2018
25-SEP-2018 07-JAN-2019 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 September 30.
Year 2019-2020 15-MAR-2019 25-MAR-2019 16-SEP-2019 29-MAY-2020
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 2019 15-MAR-2019 25-MAR-2019 16-SEP-2019 20-DEC-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.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
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:
Glasgow Leading Photo

UVA Exchange
University 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.

Location IconLocation

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.

Glasgow University Campus Glasgow Location Scenic

Courses IconAcademics

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


Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

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.

Cost IconCost

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. 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.

Glasgow Cost of Living Information

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. All students must consult for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.