The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
ranked joint 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
ranked joint 92nd in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2021
95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2016/17)
in the top 30 'most international universities in the world' (Times Higher Education 2019)
has over 8,000 staff, including more than 3,400 research and teaching staff
UofG at a glance
Member of the prestigious Russell Group of 26 leading UK research intensive universities in the UK
Founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education
Annual research earnings of more than £179 million
2,500 research staff
More than 7,000 postgraduate students
The city of Glasgow
is the UK’s third largest city and one of the world’s top student cities
Glasgow has been listed as the top cultural and creative centre in the UK (European Commission, 2019).
Glasgow has been named as one of the top 10 best cities in the world and is ranked 1st for both friendliness and affordability (Time Out 2019).
has a lively nightlife with more than 700 bars, pubs and nightclubs and seven cinemas
is the UK’s first UNESCO City of Music, host to around 130 music events every week.
is home to over 90 parks and public gardens.
has more than 20 museums and art galleries including the award-winning Riverside Museum has excellent transport links with two international airport
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has more than 2.5 million books and 30,000 e-journals
is open for 361 days a year
has study spaces for 2,564 students
We offer a range of comfortable and affordable accommodation options for postgraduates, from halls of residence to student apartments. Most new students and all new international students are guaranteed accommodation (subject to our admissions policy)