Studying in Glasgow

Studying in Glasgow as an international student

Glasgow is the fourth largest city in the UK and is Scotland’s largest. It’s home to an exciting mix of culture, nightlife, sights, galleries, botanic gardens, and shops. Glasgow is renowned for its food scene full of fun, independent cafes and restaurants.

Student life in Glasgow

Transport links around the city are fantastic, with an underground metro as well as quick buses and overground trains. The city is also less than an hour away from Scotland’s beautiful capital, Edinburgh, via train. With its own international airport, Glasgow is a convenient home for many international students from around the world.

Perhaps one of the best things about Glasgow is just how quickly you can get out of the city and visit some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Take a hike up to Loch Lomond and the west highlands on a weekend if you fancy it.

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Universities near Glasgow

There are some amazing higher education institutions in and around Glasgow, including some of the highest ranking in the world. Below are just some of the universities in Glasgow and nearby in Scotland where you could apply as an international student.

International Student Accommodation in Glasgow

As well as being famously friendly, Glasgow is one of the most affordable places to live. Whether you choose to live in university accommodation, private halls of residence, or rent privately, you’ll be able to find an affordable home with convenient travel links to your place of study.

Glasgow has one of the biggest student populations in the UK, so you’ll be in good company as an international student. The city is incredibly diverse with a mix of old and new architecture to be enjoyed.

Lots of students find cheap accommodation in Glasgow for international students by choosing somewhere to live a short distance from the city and travelling into the centre for their classes. Transport connections in Glasgow are quick and convenient, but the cost of this travel should be considered before you decide which option is best for you.

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