University of Glasgow Courses

You will take 3-6 classes per semester for a total of 15 credit hours. 

  • Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.
  • Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online course form.

Special Considerations

Fall Students:

No fall only courses available in :

  • Computing Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

Assessment for courses in these subjects only takes place in May or June.

Glasgow School of Art Studio Art Programme for Study Abroad Students (SASAP):

University of Glasgow study abroad students have the ability to take up to 2 studio art courses with the Glasgow School of Art. This program is for students with an interest in studio art and some visual art learning experience (either high school or college). Students do not need to be an art major and do not need to submit an art portfolio to attend.

Course Restrictions

Level 4/Honors- level classes

  • requires Glasgow tutor approval upon receiving official transcripts
  • at least 3 prior classes in that subject
  • grade of a B or above in each
  • meet any listed pre-requisites
  • any class ending in a letter is not open to visiting students
  • may only enroll in one or two Level 4 courses per semester.

Level 5 courses (those with numbers starting at 5000- or greater)

  • postgraduate courses
  • not available to study abroad students

Choosing Your Courses


Academic Year

120 SCOTCAT credits = 30 semester hour credits

Fall or Spring Semester

60 SCOTCAT credits = 15 semester hour credits

Most students take 3-6 classes per semester depending on their particular course combination.

Course Catalog

Course listings for study abroad students are available through University of Glasgow

  • Visit the Undergraduate Course Catalog.
  • Choose a School or subject area in the left-hand margin.
  • View all of their offerings along with pertinent course information.

Students also interested in taking Studio Art courses with the Glasgow School of Art (GSA):

  • Visit the Glasgow School of Art Programme for Study Abroad Students page here.
  • You may take up to 2 courses from those offerings, along with your other course enrollments at UG. If you take courses at GSA, you will take less courses at the University of Glasgow.
Delivery Period Normal Year Taken
Semester One = Fall Semester First Year = a Sophomore level course
Semester Two = Spring Semester Second Year = a Junior level course
Full Year = Academic Year Third Year = Honors Level = a Senior/Graduate level course

Enrollment Process

Submit your Academic Preferences Form through your Arcadia Passport.

List all course choices and alternates in order of preference. Your first choices may not be available due to timetabling, prerequisite, or availability issues.

Use the course code listed on the Course Catalogue for courses taught at the University of Glasgow and ‘GSA’ for SASAP courses from the Glasgow School of Art.

Grade Scale for the University of Glasgow - AACRAO EDGE

The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).

Percentage Description U.S. Equivalent
A1-A5 First Class  A
B1-B3 Second Class Upper B+
C1-C3 Second Class Lower B
D1-D3 Third Class/Pass C
E1 and below Fail F
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