IFSA-Butler University of Glasgow Partnership

Glasgow, Scotland
Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

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:
3.0
Typical Credit Load:
15

About University of Glasgow Partnership

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 Partnership 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-Butler 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

Courses
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.)
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-Butler 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 Premed Anatomy
A 20 Glasgow credit course, Functional Premed 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 pre-med 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, and Accounting and Finance. 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.
  • Study abroad students are not permitted to take Adult and Continuing Education courses.
  •  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.
  •  Spring-only students should note that they may not be permitted to enroll in any sociology modules, or political science 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.
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-Butler will guide you through the visa process; however, you are responsible for the ~$500 cost for the visa.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA-Butler 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/Medieval History Animal Science / Wildlife Management Anthropology Archaeology Architecture and Design Architecture and Design Art History Astronomy Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biochemistry Biology Biology Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Science Biotechnology Business Business Psychology Chemistry Civil Engineering Classics Communications Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Creative Writing Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Czech Earth Science Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Engineering European History Film Production Finance French Genetics Geography German Greek (Modern and Classical) Health Studies History Human and Child Development Immunology Industrial Engineering Irish / Gaelic Italian Latin Latin American Studies Law/Legal Studies Management Materials Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Microbiology Molecular and Cellular Biology Music Studies Music Technology Nursing Philosophy Physics Political Science Premedical Public Policy Religious Studies Russian Secondary Education Sociology Spanish Special Education Statistics Studio Art Theater/Drama Theology Urban Studies Veterinary Studies/Science Zoology

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Self-catered

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

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Kendall Hook

Program Advisor - Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England

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Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Ruth Casey

Senior Resident Director, Scotland

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2018

Program start date
January 2, 2018
Program end date
May 19, 2018
Non-refundable Program Deposit
$500
Tuition
$18,550
Housing
$3,425
Additional Information
Housing is based on a standard single room. Students housed in Queen Margaret, which has ensuite rooms, will be billed a separate fee of $725 per semester.
Estimated Personal Costs
Flight
$1,000
Visa
$0
Residence Permits
$0
Start-up Costs
$100
Books
$130
Meals
$2,080
Commuting
$390
Phone/Internet
$130
Misc
$260
Laundry
$65
Entertainment
$1,300
Independent Travel
$585
Total Estimated Personal Costs
$6,040

Fall 2018

Program start date
August 29, 2018
Program end date
December 15, 2018
Non-refundable Program Deposit
$500
Tuition
$16,700
Housing
$3,075
Total Program Fee
$19,775
Additional Information
Housing is based on a standard single room. Students housed in Queen Margaret, which has ensuite rooms, will be billed a separate fee of $725 per semester.
Estimated Personal Costs
Flight
$1,200
Visa
n/a
Start-up Costs
$100
Books
$130
Meals
$1.600
Commuting
$300
Phone/Internet
$100
Misc
$200
Laundry
$50
Entertainment
$1,000
Independent Travel
$585
Total Estimated Personal Costs
$5,265

Year

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