Skip to content

Glasgow, Scotland Academics


To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good-academic, conduct and financial standing. You also need to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a first year student, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins. 


Semester Students:
The University of Glasgow has nine faculties and nearly 100 majors. Seven of the faculties are normally open to study abroad students:
  • Arts (including Divinity)
  • Biomedical & Life Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Information and Mathematical Sciences*
  • Law, Business and Social Sciences
  • Physical Sciences 
Study abroad students can access most modules across the university. In particular, level 1 and 2 modules are appropriate for study abroad students. Students also have the opportunity to combine study at the University of Glasgow with unique courses in studio art at the Glasgow School of Art and piping at the National Piping Centre. More information on selecting courses is in the Glasgow Academic Planning handout. To find the Glasgow courses and subject codes, look at the course catalogue:

*Fall only students are not permitted to take level 3 and 4 Computer Science, Math or Statistics classes.

Service Learning Program
Students can also participate in the Service Learning Program that is part of the Public Policy degree program. Students in this program take the specially designed module Service in the Community with one other "sister" module, which provides the academic framework for the service placement. The service placement is six hours a week for eight weeks. The Service Learning Program requires all students to provide an official State police statement that you have no criminal record. All students participating in this program must enter the UK under the Tier 4 General Student Visa. Due to these unique legal and immigration requirements, students should meet with the UK study abroad coordinator prior to applying. For more information, go to:

Summer Students:
The University of Glasgow International Summer School offers individual courses in a variety of subjects, as well as an International Physics and a Mathematics Summer School that require multiple courses.  

UW-Eau Claire Equivalencies

Summer Students:  Established equivalencies for International Summer School classes are in the chart below.  More will be added as they are available. Glasgow Summer 2019

Semester Students: To find courses that have been evaluated, go to the Transfer Wizard site by clicking here
  • Choose United Kingdom, then click "Search"
  • Click on Univ go Glasgow
  • Click "Search" again. All courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear. 
  • In order to determine the term for when a course is offered, see the Glasgow Academic Planning handout linked above
If the course does not appear on the transfer wizard, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credit. 

Please remember that the transfer wizard is a historical record. There is NO guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future or that they will be offered during the term in which you will be abroad. 

Liberal Education/General Education Requirements

For students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program can fulfill an Integrate Learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments while abroad. Please contact your study abroad coordinator for more details. 

For students in catalog years through 2015-16, Foreign Culture can be waived upon successful completion of a full semester. For summer students, the program may fulfill 3 credits of the Foreign Culture requirement. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at after completion of your program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A., or B.M. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirements. See the university catalog for details.). 

Academic Calendar

The Glasgow academic year is divided into 2 semesters. Semester 1 runs from mid September until mid December. Semester 2 runs from mid January through late May. Semester 2 includes a 3 week spring break.

The summer program dates will vary by the courses you choose.  Individual courses are 2, 3 or 4 weeks, beginning in mid-June or mid-July.  The physics and mathematics summer schools are 8 weeks, beginning in mid-June and running through mid-August. Exact dates will be available the semester prior to participation.