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Guidance on how to study in Glasgow. Top 9 schools and universities in Glasgow, study fees, rankings

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Education information

Study in Glasgow offers to the foreign students  all types of education: secondary, higher, short-term language courses. Study in Glasgow in 5 best educational institutions for children, pupils, students: you will find program descriptions of camps in Glasgow, prices and reviews for every course. Our consultants will help you choose the right program of studies. Free admission services without intermediaries to our partner schools, colleges and universities in Glasgow. Official representatives. Discounts on the official prices are available for international students, places are limited.

In the catalogue of our website you can get acquainted with detailed list of educational institutions: it contains a list of schools and universities, description of studying programs of international format, tuition fee, ranking and student’s reviews, who have passed courses.  Our specialist in international education will accompany you at all stages of admission – from collecting and preparing documents to sending to educational institution and enrolling directly.

The best schools in Glasgow – secondary education for the foreign students

Study in Glasgow for local and foreign students starts from compulsory stage for all – middle school. The passing secondary education includes the following stages in schools in Glasgow:

  • Junior classes (from 5 to 12 years).  Up to 7 years are allocated for primary school in Scottish institutions. The rest of the program is about the same, the studying format is playful and interactive. Knowledge control is conducted by tests, appropriated to the age of pupils.
  • Middle classes (from 12 to 15 years). This stage lasts from 4 to 6 years. First four years are the period of obtaining compulsory knowledge base for all students. After successful passing of final exam the students become owners of secondary education certificate. From the age of 15 students are divided in two groups: profile education and exam preparation Higher for enrolment in the university.
  • High school in Glasgow (from 16 to 18 years). The students undergo targeted preparation to obtain a higher certificate of secondary education, which provides opportunity to continue education in the university. To do this, students need to successfully pass 5-6 exams.

In addition to the annual secondary education in schools in Glasgow for the international students, vacation-educational courses for foreign students are conducted at the bases of Scottish schools. The duration of studying varies from 2 week to 1 months, the educational program consists of the following items:

  • Studying English (from 15 hours per week)
  • Busy daily routine (sections, excursions, evening events)
  • Nutrition and accommodation
  • Acquaintance with culture and sights of Scotland
  • Certification document after completion of the program.
Jake Wilson
Jake Wilson
Russia, the CIS and Europe Students Admission Regional Director at the National Mathematics and Science College

What is important to consider when choosing a school, in addition to rankings and professionalism of teachers?

Location, student and extracurricular activities - clubs, communities. The type of education is joint or separate (only for boys or only for girls), of course. Religious affiliation (if or not, how clearly expressed), a unified policy, the presence of a curfew and a uniform.


Universities in Glasgow: programs, education conditions

Study in Glasgow offer to the international students obtaining not only high-quality secondary education, but also higher education. There are prestigious colleges in Glasgow, which do not concede British high schools in the quality of education:

  • INTO Glasgow Caledonian University
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of the West of Scotland.

The structure of higher education system in Scotland is also subject to the Bologna Process, therefore it includes the following stages:

Education level


Duration, years

Basic stage

Bachelor degree


Postgraduate education

Master degree


In-depth higher education



General statistics on education in Glasgow

General information about Glasgow

Country United Kingdom
Region Scotland
Region 2 Glasgow City
Population 610,268
Visitors 659,000/year

Cost of living in Glasgow

Expenses - USD/Month. Min. Med.
Accommodation 256 375
Food 176 391
Transportation 44 143
Communications and utilities 70 94
Clothing 20 79
Sports and leisure 22 82
Total 589 1,164

Accommodation options in Glasgow

Shared room outside of centre 259
Shared room in city centre 379
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 426
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 588

Coordinates of Glasgow

Time Zone Europe/London
DST +1
Latitude 55.865150000
Longitude -4.257630000
Elevation (STRM3) 40 m.

Rankings University of Glasgow

International rating 70
Country rating 11
Academic reputation 76
Employer reputation 169
Teaching quality 219
Teachers internationalization 139
Students internationalization 68
Citation index 192
World ranking by industry
Arts and Humanities 67
Engineering and Technology 156
Life Sciences and Medicine 46
Natural Sciences 142
Social Sciences and Management 132
World ranking by discipline
Maths 151
Physics 151
International ratings
QS World University Rankings 63
ARWU Academic Ranking 101
Webometrics Ranking 111
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Kevin McDonnell
Specialist in International Students of the University of Sussex

Kevin is a Specialist in International Students at University of Sussex. Earlier, he worked at University of Suffolk. He is a Bangor University graduate and has been working in higher education for more than 14 years. Kevin realizes the usual challenges of adapting to a new country, culture, and teaching style, so he recognizes the importance of supporting international students by organizing an orientation week and numerous events and societies to help them settle in and make friends.

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