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University of Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and typically its liveliest, with thriving music (Franz Ferdinand are Glaswegians) and arts scenes. The latter is centered on the Glasgow School of Art, one of several buildings in the city designed by the great Glaswegian architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is among Britain’s most popular attractions, but only one of the city’s cultural highlights. Glasgow is a lively, friendly city, but it’s also small enough to allow for easy getaways. Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, is less than an hour away by train, while tranquil Loch Lomond is closer still.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the University of Glasgow website.
When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in the correct term of study. Make sure that your course is not a “Full Session” course, if you only plan to study abroad for a single semester.
In addition to regular university courses, Glasgow offers several specialized programs: Functional Anatomy for Pre-Med/Pre-Health students, Glasgow School of Art Programme for Study Abroad students, Bagpipes, and Service Learning. More information about these unique courses can be found at the bottom of the Course website.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Glasgow and Rutgers University. That means that you will take 60 Glasgow credits or 15 Rutgers credits per semester. The credit translation system between the University of Glasgow and Rutgers University is 4:1, meaning a 20-credit course at Glasgow will be a 5-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Early September – Late December
Spring Semester: Early January – Late May
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the University of Glasgow web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Students are normally housed in university residence halls in single or en-suite rooms with private or shared baths. There are no “American-only” residences. Accommodations are located on or near campus. Your particular placement is made entirely at the discretion of the University of Glasgow. You may choose between housing that includes a meal plan (catered housing), or housing that provides kitchen space in which you can cook your own meals (self-catered housing).
You should not count on being able to stay in your room during official university breaks. You will need to visit Glasgow Accommodations office upon your arrival in order to reserve space during university breaks. You may be charged a fee per day for using rooms during the breaks. You may also be asked to change rooms during the breaks so that repairs can be done.
For more information on the accommodations, please visit the University of Glasgow website.
Program Cost: 2016-2017
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
AASAP Scholarship - Each year the AASAP offers one 1000 pound scholarship. This application does take a bit of time to complete and is very competitive, so please give yourself ample time to complete it. Information about this scholarship and details about the due date can be found on the AASAP website.
BUTEX Scholarship- Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university. For more information please visit the BUTEX website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.