IFSA University of Glasgow Partnership

Glasgow, Scotland


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: October 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About University of Glasgow

Dive into your academics at one of Scotland's ancient and most research-intensive institutions. There are countless ways to immerse yourself into Scottish culture at this large campus in an exciting city, whether by taking a service learning course in Public Policy, studying Functional Anatomy or even Bagpiping.

University of Glasgow Benefits

  • Glasgow is a vibrant urban environment with active music, art and leisure opportunities
  • A member of Britain's Russell Group of universities (similar to the Ivy League), University of Glasgow offers an AACSB International accredited business school 
  • Student organizations offer a wide range of entertainment and recreational facilities as well as great athletic facilities 
  • A number of special courses offer the opportunity to explore your interests in Scottish culture, volunteering, the arts or medicine.

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of Glasgow Partnership


Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University of Glasgow's Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Search for courses on the University of Glasgow's online course catalog here.

  • In the middle of the page, click the “Online Course Catalog” link
  • Click on “undergraduate course catalog” for all level 1 and level 2 classes (equivalent to freshman and sophomore level classes in the U.S.)
  • Click on “departmental webpages” for information on level 3 and level 4 honors classes (equivalent to junior and senior level classes in the U.S.)

Credit Conversions

At the University of Glasgow, a full course load for a semester is 60 Glasgow credits (equivalent to 15 U.S. semester credit hours).

1 SCQF credit = .25 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Special Curriculum Options

You have the opportunity to take one of the following special courses:

Photography, Drawing or Sculpture at the Glasgow School of Art
Taught at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art, you can choose one of three courses. Learn more here.

Bagpipes: History, Repertoire and Performance

Taught through the Scottish National Piping Centre, this course consists of three class hours a week at the piping centre. One hour is spent in a small group lecture learning about the bagpipes in relation to Scottish history and culture. One hour is spent in small group instruction in playing the bagpipes, and the third hour is spent in one-on-one instruction with the tutor. For more information, please click here.

Functional Premedical Anatomy

A 20-credit Glasgow course (5 U.S. semester credit hours), Functional Premedical Anatomy is aimed at students who wish to attend medical school in the U.S. The course is a level 2 course and the GPA requirement is 3.4. Students wishing to take this course must be premedical or biology majors. For more information, please click here.

Course Restrictions
  • Students are not allowed to take a mixture of Honours (3rd and 4th year) classes and Sub-Honours (1st and 2nd year) classes in the following subjects: English Literature, Business Management, Accounting and Finance,and Computer Science. Students must take all Honours or all Sub-Honors in these subjects. If a student takes Honours English Literature, they can take Sub-Honours in Scottish Lit or Comparative Literature instead.
  • Fall-only students should note that they will not be able to enroll in any computer science modules, or math and statistics modules at level 3 and 4.
  •  All students should note that level 3 and 4 modules are not available in Education.
  •  All students should note that level 3 and 4 modules are restricted for students majoring in the subject in English Literature and Theater. All other students may take only Level 1 and 2. Film and Media Studies has a general pre-requisite of four classes in the subject area.
  •  All students should note that medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry are not available to visiting students.
  • The English Literature department is reserved for English Literature majors only. English Literature majors may take a maximum of two honors level English Literature classes per semester. 
Experiential Learning
Consider enrolling in a community-based learning course taught through Glasgow's Public Policy department. Students complete volunteer work for six hours per week and take a related course for 5 U.S. semester credit hours. Read more about the details. Students must apply for and receive a PBS Tier 4 visa in order to participate in volunteer activities. IFSA will guide you through the visa process; however, you are responsible for the ~$500 cost for the visa.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University of Glasgow Partnership
Accounting Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering American History American/Canadian Studies Anatomy/Physiology Ancient History Anthropology Archaeology Architecture and Design Art History Astronomy Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Science Biotechnology Business Chemistry Civil Engineering Classics Communications Community Studies Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Creative Writing Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Earth Science Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Engineering European History Film Production Finance Fine Arts Foreign Language, Other French Geography German Greek (Modern and Classical) Health Studies Historic Preservation and Conservation History Human and Child Development Immunology Industrial Engineering Industrial and Organizational Psychology International Studies/Affairs/Relations Irish/Gaelic Italian Latin American Studies Law/Legal Studies Literature Management Materials Science and Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Medicine, Pre-Medical Microbiology Molecular and Cellular Biology Music Music Business/Technology Music Composition Nursing Organizational Management Philosophy Physics Policy Studies/Public Policy Political Science Population Studies/Demography Religious Studies Secondary Education Social Justice Social Policy Sociology Spanish Special Education Statistics Studio Art Theater/Drama Theology Urban Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

Resident Director

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Senior Resident Director, Scotland

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Fall 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 9, 2019
Program End Date
December 21, 2019

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Housing is based on placement in Murano Street Village. Students incur a supplemental fee if placed in Kelvinhaugh Gate ($500) or Queen Margaret ($550).

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Spring 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 6 2020
Program End Date
May 23, 2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Housing is based on Murano Street Village. Students incur a supplemental fee if placed in Queen Margaret or Kelvinhaugh Gate ($825).

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs