University of Glasgow
The University at Albany, SUNY continues to monitor and assess the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus pandemic. All Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 education abroad programs worldwide are suspended, and Fall 2021 remains uncertain. While there are no definite answers on when education abroad programming will resume, programs abroad are not expected to all re-open at the same time. Instead, when education abroad relaunches only a limited number of programs and destinations will be available, evaluated based on global travel conditions, health and safety guidelines, SUNY System Administration re-opening protocols, and UAlbany priorities. Therefore at this time, students cannot apply for any UAlbany education abroad programs for Fall 2021 or any future term, as we await guidance and approval from SUNY System Administration. The process of review and approval to re-open programs and destinations will be ongoing. As you plan now for your global future, our dedicated Education Abroad team remains ready and available to assist and guide you! Join our virtual events throughout the Spring 2021 semester and check out our credit bearing virtual options for Summer 2021.
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!
The University of Glasgow offers a wide range of unique courses. Participants are eligible to enroll in regular university classes with degree seeking students. Whether you are studying Anatomy, English literature or cultural studies, Glasgow offers almost every major for endless opportunities for students. You can participate for a single semester or the entire academic year. You are expected to register for a full-time load, which typically is 60 Hull credits per semester.
There is a lot of focus on independent study. Some classes have few contact hours and less assessment that what you may be use to but if you need help student learning service will be sure to assist you!
Course Descriptions and Syllabi
You should think carefully about your class choices. You can take Level 1 and 2 classes as they require no/little previous experience. Level 3 and 4 classes are upper level classes that require you to have at least two years of experience in that subject. If you majoring in the subject area to be admitted to level 3 or 4.
You cannot take courses in Medicine, Vet Medicine, and Dentistry. If you are going abroad in the Fall, you cannot take level 3 or 4 courses in Computing Science, Math, or Stats classes.
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.
The University of Glasgow offers a variety of housing options: residence halls, student houses and self-contained flats. Great efforts are made to ensure that students are housed within the University accommodations. Private accommodations are also available. The University’s Accommodation Office will be able to help you find appropriate housing. Once accepted by Glasgow, you will receive housing information and instructions to apply on line.
Please visit the University of Glasgow’s website for more information on: Housing and Accommodation
If you live on campus, it is important to note that there is no meal plan. Your Residence Hall/Apartment will have a kitchen for you to cook your meals.
Estimate of Costs
UK: Scotland: Glasgow NON-Exchange Academic Year 2019-20 Estimate of Costs
Note: A limited number of exchange spaces are available and fluctuate each year.
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.
Junior and Senior students are eligible to participate. Applications are welcome from students in all majors. 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.
Become a member of the University unions, council, clubs or media. This is a great way to discover what you’re good at. Pursue your passions, meet like-minded people and boost your employability. There are more than 100 students-run clubs and societies for you to choose from. Join something!
University-arranged excursions are not included in this program, but you will have access to unlimited tourist attractions and events off campus.
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.
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.
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. If you are going to the United Kingdom to study for more than 6 months, you will have to obtain a Tier 4 (General) visa. More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.
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
09/06/2019 to 12/14/2019 (all examinations/assessments must be completed by this date. Students are free to make travel plans from the December 20 onwards).
01/08/2020 to 05/29/2020 (all examinations and assessments must be completed by this date. Students are free to make travel plans from May 29 onwards).
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.
Refer to the University of Glasgow’s exchange student web page for more information and updates.
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.
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.