Glasgow International college

Study at the University of Glasgow

Enrol in our university preparation courses, and gain direct entry 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 6th in the UK for subjects allied to medicine at undergraduate level (The Times / Sunday Times University Guide 2015).
  • Student satisfaction
    The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2015 reports that the University ranks 26th in the UK for student satisfaction, with 83.9% of students happy with their overall experience at Glasgow.

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

GIC also provides integrated academic and language support to help students improve their English language skills and obtain the level required to progress to university.

  • 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!"