University of Glasgow

University Avenue, Glasgow

  • #78 QS Global World Ranking
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 36,085Total Students
  • 3,744Faculty
  • 16,414Int'l Students

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Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is recognised internationally for our ground-breaking work and we have inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin to the father of economics Adam Smith.

As a world top 100 university and member of the prestigious Russell Group, we support talented students to fulfil their ambitions regardless of background or circumstances.

To study here is to join a dynamic community of more than 40,000 world changers from across the UK and from more than 140 nationalities globally. We encourage our students to have a global outlook and support them to study or work abroad with one of our 200 partners worldwide.

We are a university for the world. Working in partnership with others across the globe, we are advancing solutions to real world problems. We are proud to be a founding member of the university networks Universitas 21 and The Guild of European Research Intensive Universities.

We are committed to tackling the most pressing global challenges facing humanity and the natural world. We are delivering against the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are ranked in the top 20 universities in the QS World Sustainability Rankings.

Over the last decade, we have invested in our estate to expand our world-class campus and facilities. Opened in 2021, the James McCune Smith Learning Hub provides state-of-the-art teaching facilities, with flexible study spaces and interactive teaching to create a more immersive learning experience.

In 2023, we were named Scottish University of the Year by The Times/Sunday Times and were awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the sixth time.

Our world-changing Glasgow campus, situated at the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities and the third-largest city in the UK, is bursting with ideas, creativity and potential. Our students have access to two unions, great sports facilities and more than 300 clubs and societies.

Chat to current students or watch and read their vlogs and blogs to find out what student life at Glasgow is really like.

To find out specific entry requirements, you will need to visit the University of Glasgow’s website and select the degree program you are interested in.

The University of Glasgow is proud of our heritage and alumni hall of fame:

  • James Watt gave power to the industrial revolution
  • Adam Smith laid the foundations of modern economics
  • Lord Kelvin proposed an absolute scale of temperature, now called the Kelvin scale
  • Joseph Lister gave us antiseptic in surgery
  • Frederick Soddy discovered isotopes
  • Ian Donald developed the first ultrasound image of a foetus
  • Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered radio pulsars
  • Sheila Rowan led the Glasgow team that first detected gravitational waves

 

About

Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is recognised internationally for our ground-breaking work and we have inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin to the father of economics Adam Smith.

As a world top 100 university and member of the prestigious Russell Group, we support talented students to fulfil their ambitions regardless of background or circumstances.

To study here is to join a dynamic community of more than 40,000 world changers from across the UK and from more than 140 nationalities globally. We encourage our students to have a global outlook and support them to study or work abroad with one of our 200 partners worldwide.

We are a university for the world. Working in partnership with others across the globe, we are advancing solutions to real world problems. We are proud to be a founding member of the university networks Universitas 21 and The Guild of European Research Intensive Universities.

We are committed to tackling the most pressing global challenges facing humanity and the natural world. We are delivering against the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are ranked in the top 20 universities in the QS World Sustainability Rankings.

Over the last decade, we have invested in our estate to expand our world-class campus and facilities. Opened in 2021, the James McCune Smith Learning Hub provides state-of-the-art teaching facilities, with flexible study spaces and interactive teaching to create a more immersive learning experience.

In 2023, we were named Scottish University of the Year by The Times/Sunday Times and were awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the sixth time.

Our world-changing Glasgow campus, situated at the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities and the third-largest city in the UK, is bursting with ideas, creativity and potential. Our students have access to two unions, great sports facilities and more than 300 clubs and societies.

Chat to current students or watch and read their vlogs and blogs to find out what student life at Glasgow is really like.

To find out specific entry requirements, you will need to visit the University of Glasgow’s website and select the degree program you are interested in.

The University of Glasgow is proud of our heritage and alumni hall of fame:

  • James Watt gave power to the industrial revolution
  • Adam Smith laid the foundations of modern economics
  • Lord Kelvin proposed an absolute scale of temperature, now called the Kelvin scale
  • Joseph Lister gave us antiseptic in surgery
  • Frederick Soddy discovered isotopes
  • Ian Donald developed the first ultrasound image of a foetus
  • Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered radio pulsars
  • Sheila Rowan led the Glasgow team that first detected gravitational waves

 

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #54
  • 2014
    #51
  • 2015
    #=55
  • 2016
    #=62
  • 2017
    #=63
  • 2018
    #65
  • 2019
    #=69
  • 2020
    #67
  • 2021
    #=77
  • 2022
    #73
  • 2023
    #81
  • 2024
    #=76
  • 2025
    #78

Student & Staff

Total students
36,085

42%
58%

International students
16,414

69%
31%

Total faculty staff
3,744

1507
2237

Total students
36,085

42%
58%

International students
16,414

69%
31%

Total faculty staff
3,744

2237
1507
2024
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Scholarships

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Campus locations

Gilmorehill Campus (Main),

University Avenue , Glasgow , United Kingdom , G12 8QQ

Dumfries Campus,

Dumfries Campus, Rutherford/McCowan Building , Dumfries , United Kingdom , DG1 4ZL

Garscube Campus,

Switchback Rd , Glasgow , United Kingdom , G61 1AF

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