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  • One of the world’s top 100 universities
  • International university with students from over 100 countries
  • Consistent high levels of student satisfaction
  • One of the largest UK universities with 20,000 students
  • World changing innovative research
  • The University is a member of the Russell Group of 20 leading UK research universities
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  • Founded in 1451 the University is the 4th oldest in the UK
  • Home to the Hunterian Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland’s oldest public museum
  • The University of Glasgow is home to over 100 listed buildings reflecting a range of styles
  • The University is a founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting standards for higher education
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Talented Athlete Support

  • The Performance Sport & Service Projects Manager is on hand to help you manage your sport and university commitments
  • The University is supportive of talented athletes pursuing excellence in academic and sporting domains

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Sports facilities

  • University of Glasgow facilities are rated best in Scotland and best of Russell Group institutions
  • Talented athletes enjoy free access to these excellent sports facilities
  • Facility highlights include various fitness suites, strength suite, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, 6 outdoor grass pitches, and 2 synthetic pitches. Visit for more information
  • Extensive range of services available to students including conditioning programming and coaching, one of the biggest exercise class programmes in the UK, and therapies such as sports massage
  • One of the highest participation rates in the UK (~11,000 student members)

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Academic courses

  • The University of Glasgow has been inspiring world-leading scholars and delivering innovative teaching since 1451.
  • Degrees of excellence – the University of Glasgow has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching
  • More than 1,000 undergraduate degree programme combinations - if you’re not sure what you want to study yet, at the University you can start with three subjects and go on to specialise in your third year.
  • Postgraduate courses that offer the ultimate opportunity to pursue your own specialist interests
  • As a commitment to supporting students and rewarding excellence, the University has invested more than £1million in new scholarship funding for 2010-2011.