Glasgow International college

Study at the University of Glasgow

Enrol in our top university preparation courses, and gain direct entry in to the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world

Founded in 1451, The University of Glasgow has almost 25,000 students from 120 countries and is well known for providing students with the skills, knowledge and professional connections needed to reach their academic potential.

Are you an international student?

Glasgow International College (GIC) works closely with the University of Glasgow to offer international students a route in to a range of degrees at the University. Our courses prepare students for undergraduate and postgraduate-level study in business, engineering, science, law and the social sciences.

To apply visit our Glasgow International College website.


A few reasons why international students choose Glasgow International College

  • Among the world’s best
    The University of Glasgow is ranked within the top 1% of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2014/15).
  • A leader in research
    A member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities, Glasgow has more than 2,000 active researchers and is dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education.
  • Excellent for health-related subjects
    Glasgow is ranked among the top 50 clinical, pre-clinical and health universities in the world (Times Higher Education world university rankings, 2010-2011).
  • Student satisfaction
    90% of final year undergraduate students are satisfied with their course – far above the national average of 82% (National Student Survey 2010).

Foundation certificates
GIC provides the following foundation certificate courses for students looking to prepare for a bachelor’s degree at the University of Glasgow:

Pre-masters courses
Our pre-masters courses prepare international students for studying a postgraduate degree at the University of Glasgow. We offer the following:

GIC also provides integrated English tuition for students who need extra help to meet the language requirements for their preparation course.

  • Katy Fisher

    Katy Fisher
    Learning Support / English Language Tutor

    "I love being part of the students' journeys, seeing them make huge academic strides and grow in confidence."  

  • Christopher Bevan

    Christopher Bevan
    Accommodation and Arrivals Manager

    "My favourite part of the role is seeing students from different cultures forming friendships in their new accommodation."

  • Donald White

    Donald White
    Student Services Administrator (Visa Support)

    "I am here to help students with their visas, and to answer any questions they may have."

  • Bahia (Walaa) Saad

    Bahia (Walaa) Saad
    Student Services Administrator

    "I love Kelvingrove Museum in the wintertime, when the green grass looks like beautiful cotton in the morning frost!"