University of Glasgow

The University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers students the opportunity to study at the University of Glasgow. Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is one of the top 100 of the world’s universities and has been named Scottish University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The university has around 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, and it welcomes students from more than 140 countries worldwide. Its beautiful and historic campus makes it an ideal study location for all students. You can read the Study Abroad in Glasgow Guide for more information. [CLAS Associate Dean Brian Harfe got his B.S. degree in Molecular Biology from Glasgow University!]

With a wealth of cultural attractions, impressive architecture, fantastic shopping and a year-round programme of world-class events, it is easy to understand why Glasgow is firmly established as one of Europe’s most exciting destinations. As the UK’s fourth-largest city and one of the world’s top student destinations, Glasgow has loads to offer you. The city is home to more than 20 world-class museums and art galleries; and is proud to have Europe’s largest civic arts collection with works by Dali, Van Gogh, Degas and Monet all available to view free-of-charge in venues around the city. It also has more green space per head of population than any other European city, with over 90 parks and public gardens. It’s nightlife is unrivalled, with the city boasting more than 700 bars, pubs and nightclubs and seven cinemas, including the tallest in the world. Read more about the city.

A Quick Hello Before the Adventure Begins,” Carley Anderson in The Global Gator, September 15, 2022
Coffee Creamer: A Controversial Topic in Scotland,” Claudia Smith in The Global Gator, April 9, 2022
Fáilte (Welcome) to Glasgow,” Callie Sellers in UofG Visiting Students, December 7, 2020
Exploring Edinburgh,” Sasha Vagos in The Global Gator, November 25, 2020
First Look at Glasgow,” Sasha Vagos in The Global Gator, October 29, 2020
Study Abroad and COVID-19,” Callie Sellers in UofG Visiting Students, October 28, 2020



UF Associate Dean Brian Harfe at the University of Glasgow
  • Open to all CLAS majors (science majors, including pre-medical/dental/vet students, are encouraged to apply).
  • Required GPA: 3.0
  • Students must have completed 12 hours of coursework at the University of Florida.
  • Two letters of recommendation (can be from anyone who knows you well—no family members).
  • Official Transcript.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • Interview with Dr. Brian Harfe, CLAS Associate Dean. To schedule, please send a note to


As this is a UF exchange program, credits taken can satisfy major, minor, and elective course requirements with prior approval. UF GPA credit will be granted for all courses taken at University of Glasgow. The University of Glasgow offers a range of courses to choose from in Liberal Arts and Sciences. 20 units is equivalent to 5 credits. Please check in the course descprition to see if the course is available to visiting students.

If you are a UF Psychology major you have the option of going to Glasgow in your junior year and taking 3-4 psychology courses to count toward your Psychology Major.

See a sample list of possible pre-approved courses equivalencies.


Tuition at the host school is waived for exchange students. Students participating in an exchange pay tuition directly to the University of Florida at their usual tuition rate. All financial aid, scholarships, and fellowships are applicable. Students incur no additional tuition cost while they are on an exchange.


The Lion and Unicorn Staircase at the University of Glasgow

Glasgow guarantees a place in a student residence or apartment as long as you apply on time. There are several self-catering options to choose from, all within a 15-20 minute walk from the campus. Read more about accommodation options.

Financial Aid

University of Florida students needing financial aid should apply through UF Student Financial Affairs. Normal eligibility for aid may be used while studying abroad as an exchange student. This includes using the Bright Futures scholarship and the Florida Pre-Paid College Plan.


For fall, spring, and academic-year scholarships administered by the University of Florida International Center, the deadlines for application are: early March for programs starting in fall; and early October for programs starting in spring. Application forms are available on the UF International Center website.

The Brian and Kate Harfe International Exchange Scholarship: Please note that preference will be given to students spending an entire year abroad.

Health Insurance

Students will be billed for mandatory international health insurance which includes emergency medical assistance.


A $425 non-refundable service charge is assessed for students participating in single semester or Academic Year programs. (The $425 fee is refundable if student is not accepted to the program). This charge is due within 21 days of the application. Students will be charged regular UF tuition while participating in the program.

Application Information

See the application deadline and dates on the International Center website.

Work Requirements and Volunteer Opportunities

Currently, students will be able to work (with conditions) on a UK student visa. These resources may be helpful in explaining the certain restriction/conditions further:

Contact Information

Students at the University of Glasgow

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Emma Frierson (she/her)
Study Abroad Advisor

UF Faculty Manager
Dr. Brian Harfe
(352) 294-1955

Additional Information

University of Glasgow UF Exchange Flyer