University of Glasgow Summer Programs

  • Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Study in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. Enjoy Glasgow’s Victorian architecture and famous downtown shopping. Imagine yourself in one of Glasgow’s many pubs surrounded by Scottish accents. From its commercial prosperity during the Industrial Revolution to its cultural hub for museums and the arts and theater, take in all that Glasgow has to offer.
Become a student at the University of Glasgow, a leading top 1% university in the world. Along with vibrant teaching and learning community, the university is also a hub of cultural and social activities that anyone can enjoy!

Application Deadline

Mar 1 2019

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University of Glasgow


  • Glasgow, Scotland

Program Term

  • Summer

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Program Details

Academic Program

The University of Glasgow offers different courses in a variety of fields. You can choose to take one of these 4 credit courses. Some courses may be worth more credits. Please click on the link to each course description to get more information about each course. The summer program will allow you to explore a particular topic in more depth and supplement your studies and gain international experiences and credits at a world-class university.

Course Descriptions and Syllabi

You will be able to choose one of the courses below.

Review University of Glasgow’s website for more information regarding course offerings.

General Education Information for UAlbany Students

Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.

Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students

Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.


All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary. 


For Standard International Summer School courses, accommodations is included in cost. On most instances, you will have your own room within a self-contained flat including laundry facilities. Bedding is provided but towels are not. Normally 4-5 other students will share the flat with you so it will be easy to make new friends.

The flats are located in the University’s student accommodations in the West End of Glasgow. The residence halls are located off campus so you may expect to walk 15-20 minutes.

It is important to note that if you take the Environment, Change and the Future course, accommodations will be based at the Dumfries Campus, which is in the beautiful Scottish border town of Dumfries, approximately 1.5 hours away from Glasgow.


This program does not include a meal plan but you will have a well-equipped kitchen with kitchenware.

Summer 2019

Estimate of Costs

The Summer 2019 Estimate of Costs forthcoming. For reference, review the Summer 2018 Estimate of Costs.

More Information

Click for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.

Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.

Academic Requirements

All students over 18 years of age are eligible to participate. Applications are welcome from students in all majors; however, a minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required. If your GPA is below the level indicated, consult with us about whether or not you should apply.

Experiential Learning

If you arrive to Glasgow International Airport, a staff member from the University of Glasgow will pick you up.

Your program entails a number of social programs which offer you a choice of optional activities during the week as well as the chance to explore some of Scotland’s famous sights. Last year’s activities included a visit to Edinburgh castle, a boat trip on Lomond and a Ceilidh (Gaelic social gathering, which usually involved Scottish traditional music and dancing).

You may still be able to fit in a visit to a distillery, enjoy a medieval castle, attend a Highland Games or play a round of golf.

If your course takes place at the Dumfries campus, you will be able to enjoy an optional social program in and around the campus.

Funding Opportunities

Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.

External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.

More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.

In Their Own Words

My study abroad experience helped me grow and mature as a student and allowed me to be more outgoing in my personal and professional life. I believe my study abroad experience in Scotland was the perfect match for me and I couldn’t have picked a better place to go.

Dilara I., History

Program Advisor

Martinez, Andy

About the City

Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, is considered one of Britain’s finest Victorian cities. Today’s Glasgow provides you with a wonderful blend of architecture, heritage, and culture and radiates confidence and friendliness in a down-to-earth way. Naturally, a major city such as Glasgow offers world class cultural opportunities, as well as shopping in beautiful pedestrian areas. Though Glasgow is a sizable city, it is known for being the very friendly and the Scottish country side is minute away.

The city of Glasgow is known throughout the world as a friendly and welcoming place and a vibrant cultural center. As part of this city, the University community provides a rich cultural, social and educational mix which appeals to students and staff from all over the world. By choosing to study at the University of Glasgow you will join students from over 100 different countries, making up 15% of the total student community.

Travel Documents

A valid passport is required to participate in this program. U.S. citizens: If you are going to the United Kingdom to study for 6 months or less, you will get a Short-term Study visa. More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.

Application Availability

Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:

  • Spring/Winter/Spring Break programs: July
  • Fall/Year/Summer programs: December

Summer 2019

Program Dates

International Business:

07/17/2018 to 08/03/2018

Environment, change and the future: the Scottish experience:

06/18/2018 to 07/06/2018

Education in a Globalized World:

06/11/2018 to 06/29/2018

Theatre and Performance:

07/23/2018 to 08/10/2018

Religion and Spirituality in Scotland:

06/18/2018 to 07/06/2018

International Physics Summer School:

06/18/2018 to 08/10/2018

The Geology of Scotland:

07/17/2018 to 08/03/2018

About the Program

The University of Glasgow, founded in 1451, is the second oldest university in Scotland. Located on Gilmorehill, two miles west of the city center, the University overlooks an attractive Victorian residential area. The campus combines a delightful mixture of modern and Victorian architecture. Because of its ideal location, one can enjoy the advantages of an urban university without actually residing in the heart of the city.

The University at Albany has a long standing relationship with the University of Glasgow. Whether participating on the study abroad or exchange program (limited spaces), the University of Glasgow is a wonderful location to study abroad. The University has visiting students from all over the world who are eligible to take a variety of coursework in a diverse range of subjects with local students for an enriching and cultural experience.

Program Orientations

Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad.

Upon arrival at University of Glasgow, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.

Support Services

UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary.

The University of Glasgow’s International Office staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.