The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
University of Glasgow
- Founded in 1451
- One of the oldest universities in the United Kingdom
- Largest science based university in the UK outside of London
- Offers a vast range of subjects from over 120 departments
- 16 500 full-time students
- Main Gilmorehill campus resides in Hillhead, 3 km from the city centre
- Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland
- Beautiful architecture, stunning landscapes, and a vibrant and longstanding sense of history and culture
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Students must have a minimum 73% cumulative average to attend this partnership
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- Semester 1: Mid September to Mid December
- Semester 2: Early January to Late May
- Summer: Mid June to Mid July
Course equivalency formula
- Glasgow credits divided by 4 = UBC credits or ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
- Glasgow is transitioning to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
- The grading scheme can be found here
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
- Architecture not open to exchange students
- Physics & Astronomy departments will only accept year long students
- Law students attending Glasgow have the option of taking either all first and second year courses OR all third and fourth year courses
- Students who take a combination of first, second, third, and fourth year coursework may have difficulty obtaining the requisite Glasgow credits to achieve 15 credits - students who find themselves in such a situation should contact their GoGlobal Advisor and the Faculty of Law for advice
Full course load information
- It is required of students to take 120 Glasgow credits (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits) in a full academic year, or 60 Glasgow (equivalent to 30 ECTS credits) credits for one semester
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- For summer programs, tuition and other fees, aside from the application fee, are paid directly to the partner
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
- University accommodation is guaranteed for incoming exchange and study abroad students - students will be able to apply once they are accepted into the study abroad program
- University Halls are split into two categories: Catering or Self-Catering
- Both types consist of single or shared study bedrooms and a range of communal rooms
- Most are within easy walking distance of the main campus and most have recreational facilities