Why you should study at the University of Glasgow

By University of Glasgow Modified on March 13, 2019

Study at one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning!


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning, and is the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is recognised internationally for its ground-breaking work and has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The University

  • is ranked joint 69th in the world and was the first UK university to be rated as 5 Stars Plus overall (QS World University Rankings 2019)
  • is ranked joint 93rd in the world by the Times Higher World University Rankings 2019
  • is ranked 1st in the Russell Group for teaching (NSS 2018)
  • Glasgow at a glance

  • Member of the prestigious Russell Group of 26 leading UK research intensive universities in the UK
  • Founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education
  • Annual research earnings of more than £181 million
  • Has around 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • The city of Glasgow

  • is the UK’s third largest city and one of the world’s top student cities
  • has a lively nightlife with more than 700 bars, pubs and nightclubs and seven cinemas
  • is the UK’s first UNESCO City of Music, host to around 130 music events every week.
  • is home to over 90 parks and public gardens
  • has more than 20 museums and art galleries including the award-winning Riverside Museum has excellent transport links with two international airports