IMPORTANT! Please note that this exchange program is limited in spaces we have to send students, and therefore is highly competitive. We encourage you to apply, but please note that we are able to send 4 students during the 2017-2018 year. Students should make sure to have a second program choice if they are not chosen to participate in this program.
The University of Glasgow, located in the cosmopolitan west end of Glasgow, is one of the oldest, largest, and highly ranked institutions of higher learning in the United Kingdom. A founding member of Universitas 21 and one of our newest exchange partners, Glasgow is in the top 1% of universities in the world. The campus has an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students (both undergraduate and graduate students) and welcomes international students from more than 120 countries. Students who study at the University of Glasgow reside in the center of a vibrant metropolis and yet have easy access to the beautiful Scottish countryside and coastline surrounding the city. Edinburgh is less than one hour away by convenient train service.
Courses are available for exchange students in the following faculties: Arts, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering Information and Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Business, and Social Sciences. Engineering students can pick from concentrations in Aeronautical Civil, Electronics and Electrical, Marine, and Mechanical Engineering. The Guardian University Guide (2010) ranks the Electronics and Electrical Engineering department at the University of Glasgow as #1 in the UK. Service Learning options are also available that combine upper level academic work with volunteer service in a variety of organizations.
UConn students who attend the University of Glasgow as part of this exchange may earn 12 – 15 credits for the fall or spring terms and 24 – 30 credits for the academic year. Please take time to look at the undergraduate course offerings and then meet with your academic advisor and a study abroad advisor to discuss your academic needs and plans.
The University of Glasgow, unlike many of its counterparts in the UK, operates on a semester system. The fall semester begins in early September and ends by mid-December while the spring semester begins in early January and ends at the end of May. You can take courses in all departments except Computer Science either semester. Computer Science is the one department that only caters to students coming either for the full year or for the spring semester. Explore the University of Glasgow course catalog here.
British university education differs somewhat from the U.S. pattern and you are given more independence than you are used to here. Attendance at seminars and lectures is required, but you will also be expected to learn on your own. Instead of course syllabi that direct you to specific readings, you will have reading lists from which it is up to you to choose a certain number of books and articles to read each week. Class meetings may be less frequent than here, but you will be expected to devote the available time to reading and preparing essays. Credit is earned both by submitting essays and by taking end of year examinations. UConn students are normally required to take four courses (officially called modules).
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution. For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.
|UConn Dept. and #||University Course Title||Foreign #||Foreign Course||Credits||Accreditation Expiration Date|
|ANTH 3093||Foreign Study||ARCH 1001||Archaeology 1A: The Archaeology of Scotland||3||6/30/2020|
|ANTH 3093||Foreign Study||ARCH 1002||Archaeology in the Modern World||5||6/30/2020|
|ANTH 3093||Foreign Study||ARCH 2011||Archaeology in Theory and Practice||5||6/30/2018|
|ANTH 3093||Foreign Study||TRS 1007||The God Question: Exploring Christianity||5||12/31/2020|
|ANTH 3093||Foreign Study||CELTCIV1001||Celtic Civilization 1A||3||6/30/2022|
|CE 2120||Applied Mechanics II: Dynamics||ENG 2007||Applied Mechanics II||3||12/31/2018|
|DMD 3993||Foreign Study||ARTMED1001||Digital Media and Information Studies 1A||4||6/30/2022|
|ECON 1201 + ECON 1493||Principles of Microeconomics + Foreign Study||Introduction to Microeconomics (20 credits)||3 + 2||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|EEB 2208||Introduction to Conservation Biology||BIOL2022||Ecology and Conservation 2 (Half)||3||6/30/2022|
|EEB 2245||Evolutionary Biology||BIOL2009||Evolutionary Biology 2||3||12/31/2020|
|ENGL 3621||Literature and Other Disciplines||SCOTLIT 1003/1004||Scottish Studies: Exploring Scottish Culture||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|ENGL 3627 + ENGL 3693||Studies in Literature + Foreign Study||SCOTLIT1012||Scottish Literature 1B: Reading the Nation||3 + 2||12/31/2021|
|ENGL 3693||Foreign Study||SCOTLIT 1002||Scot Lit 1B: Writing the Nation: Scot Lit post 1945||3||12/31/2018|
|ENGL 3698||Variable Topics||KGAW||Scottish Literature 3B: 1945 – 21st Century||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|FNCE 4893||Foreign Study||MGT 4005||Financial Management||3||12/31/2019|
|HIST 1993||Foreign Study||Celtic Civilisation 1A: The Ancient Celts (20 credit course)||5||12/31/2019|
|HIST 1993||Foreign Study||CELTCIV 1002||Celtic Civilisation 1B: Celtic Peoples||5||6/30/2020|
|HIST 1993||Foreign Study||HIST 1025||Introduction to Scottish Culture – Semester 2||4||6/30/2020|
|HIST 1993||Foreign Study||HIST 1022||Introduction to Scottish Culture||3||12/31/2019|
|HIST 1998||Varieties of History||ESH 1002||Economic & Social History: Themes in Globalisation 1914-2009 (20 credit course)`||5||12/31/2018|
|HIST 3361||High and Later Middle Ages||HS1001||Medieval Europe||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||HS1742||The British Civil Wars, c. 1638-49||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||9TMV||Scotland: The Stateless Nation 1707-1999||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|MCB 4211||Basic Immunology||BIOL2015||Immunology 2||3||6/30/2022|
|ME 3250||Fluid Dynamics I||ENG2085||Fluid Mechanics 2||3||6/30/2022|
|MGMT 3101||Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior||MGT 2001||BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT LEVEL 2B: ORGANIZATIONS & MANAGEMENT||3||12/31/2021|
|MGMT 3234||Opportunity Generation, Assessment and Promotion||MGT 4004||Entrepreneurship/Business Planning||3||12/31/2018|
|MGMT 4893||Foreign Study||MGT 4012||Managing in the Public Sector||3||12/31/2018|
|MGMT 4893||Foreign Study||MGT 4033||Innovation & Participation at Work||3||12/31/2019|
|MKTG 3625||Integrated Marketing||MGT 4013||Marketing Communications||3||12/31/2019|
|No Credit||ACCFIN 1006||Management Accounting & Finance 1|
|No Credit||GEOL 1051||Science & the Environment in Scotland|
|NRE 3693||Foreign Studies in Natural Resources||BIOL2002||Bioengineering & Global Change 2||3||6/30/2022|
|OPIM 3801||Principles of Project Management||MGT 4017||Project Management||3||12/31/2018|
|OPIM 4893||Cases in Operations Management||MGT 4001||Cases in Operations Management||3||12/31/2019|
|OPIM 4893||Operations & Financial Decision Making||MGT 2002||Business & Management 2A||3||12/31/2019|
|PHIL 1102||Philosophy and Logic||PHIL 2001||Philosophy 2K: Knowledge, Meaning and Inference||3||6/30/2019|
|PHIL 1104 + PHIL 4293||Philosophy and Social Ethics||PHIL1002||Philosophy 1M: Right and Wrong||3 + 2||6/30/2021|
|PHIL 2215||Ethics||PHIL 4004||Contemporary Ethics||3||6/30/2018|
|PHIL 2217||Social and Political Philosophy||PHIL 4093||Political Philosophy||3||12/31/2017|
|POLS1202||Introduction to Comparative Politics||POLITIC1002||Politics 1B: Comparative Politics||3||6/30/2018|
|PSYC 2200||Physiological Psychology||PSYCH4065||Physiological Psychology||3||6/30/2022|
|PSYC 2501||COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY||PSYCH3002||Cognitive Psychology||3||12/31/2021|
|PSYC 3100||HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY||PSYCH3005||Concepts and Historical Issues in Psychology||3||12/31/2021|
|PSYC 3883||FOREIGN STUDY||PSYCH3007||Individual Differences||3||12/31/2021|
|PSYC 3883||FOREIGN STUDY||PSYCH4028||Language and Meaning 4H||3||12/31/2021|
|PSYC 3883||FOREIGN STUDY||PSYCH4024||Forensic Psychology 4H||3||12/31/2021|
|PSYC 3883||FOREIGN STUDY||PSYCH4034||Psychology and Biology of Mental Disorders||3||12/31/2021|
|PSYC 3883||Foreign Study||PSYCH4032||Postive Psychology 4H||3||6/30/2022|
|SOCI 3271 + SOCI 3993||Topics in Culture + Foreign Study||SOCI 4037||Society of Consumption 1: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives||3 + 2||6/30/2019|
|SOCI 3307 + SOCI 3993||Drugs and Society + Foreign Study||SOCI 4068||Drugs and Culture||3 + 2||12/31/2019|
|SOCI 3621 + SOCI 3993||Sociology of Sexualities + Foreign Study||SOCI 4023||Sexualities||3 + 2||12/31/2019|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||SOCI 4071||Global Health, Local Healing||5||6/30/2019|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||SOCIO4106||Revolution, Modernity and Social Change||5||6/30/2022|
|STAT 3345Q||Probability Models for Engineers||STATS2005||Statistics 2X: Probability II||3||6/30/2021|
The University of Glasgow guarantees campus accommodations and has a variety of housing options, including large and small residence halls and shared student flats. All housing is self catered, and therefore, you must cook your own meals with other students or purchase them in the cafeterias on campus. Most exchange students reside in Kelvinhaugh Street, Kelvinhaugh Gate, Maclay and Cairncross House. Click here for more information on student housing.
There are four major student bodies that offer a huge number of activities on campus, including 42 sports sections that range from fitness training to intramural and intervarsity teams. In addition, the unions provide a wide range of entertainment and recreational facilities.
Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and a cultural center–home to many music, theatre, and dance companies, museums and galleries, restaurants, and clubs. It is also filled with more than 80 parks and green spaces and twenty-five minutes from the Clyde coast. Loch Lomand and the Trossachs National Park are just 40 minutes from the campus. Click here for photos of the region on the Visit Scotland website.
All students who study in the UK must get either a Student Visitor Visa (for students who study in the UK for less than six months and who don’t plan to work) or a Tier 4 General Student Visa (for students who plan to stay in the UK for more than six months or who want to work or do an internship).
Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.
Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work StudyBudget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
- Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Class status:||2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year||Academic area:||Public Health, Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, Humanities|
|Language of instruction:||English||Prior language study required:||None|
|Open to non-UConn students:||No||Required GPA:||3|