Why choose the College?

Glasgow International College offers talented international students the opportunity to progress to the University of Glasgow, one of the UK’s best academic institutions. Successful completion of one of our university preparation courses guarantees entry to your chosen degree at the University of Glasgow. Our courses cover all the essential skills and topics you will need to prepare for life in UK higher education.


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Global academic excellence

The University of Glasgow is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world (59th) (QS World University Rankings 2011/12).  All of our university preparation courses are quality checked and approved by the University. Students who perform to the required standards can be confident of an smooth transition to this prestigious institution.

High-quality campus facilities

We are located on the campus of the University of Glasgow, meaning that you will have access to many of the University’s educational and social facilities during your studies at the College. These include halls of residence, computer labs, library and sports facilities.

Fast and flexible admissions

Our courses have flexible start dates in January, May or September, meaning that you can start your studies at a time that is convenient for you. Whenever you choose to apply, we will guarantee an admissions decision regarding your course within 48 hours.

Supportive College staff

Our staff provide a full range of academic and personal support services during your foundation or postgraduate studies. For example, our friendly Learning Support Tutors give individual advice on any academic or non-academic topics you may wish to discuss.

Our courses guarantee your progression

The University of Glasgow is a highly selective university – each year there are many more applications than places. However, one of the advantages of Glasgow International College is that your progression to the University is guaranteed if you pass your course at the required level.

A fantastic student experience in the city of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow welcomes students from more than 120 countries every year who come to experience life in Scotland’s liveliest and friendliest city.

The University holds an exceptional reputation amongst international students, and was ranked 1st in the UK for satisfaction in a worldwide survey of international students (The International Student Barometer, (ISB) 2011). The University is also ranked 5th in the UK for overall satisfaction (National Student Survey result, 2011).

Joint admissions documents

Glasgow International College and the University of Glasgow will issue you with joint admissions documents so that your student visa application will indicate both institutions’ involvement in your study plans.

Convenient accommodation during your foundation university studies

Glasgow International College has rooms in several halls of residence near the University for you to rent during your undergraduate or postgraduate studies. Whether you prefer an en-suite room or shared bathroom facilities, our halls will be able to meet your needs.

Career success

Don’t forget that Glasgow International College can be your first step towards a successful career. Glasgow graduates set the agenda in the political, business, arts and technology spheres – and they are in high demand, with 95% employed or in further education within six months of graduation.

Graduate and postgraduate education options

Glasgow International College is part of Kaplan International Colleges (KIC), a company that specialises in academic courses for students wanting to study in the UK.

KIC offers both graduate and postgraduate preparation courses at a variety of international colleges located across UK.

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