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Glasgow Scotland

To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good standing (academic, financial and conduct) and 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 freshman but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins.

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; and 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 and Course Equivalencies handout.

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:

Due to a change in the course numbering system at the U of Glasgow in 2011-2012, there are only a few courses at the University of Glasgow that have been evaluated for UW-Eau Claire credit.  To find courses that have been evaluated for Glasgow, you will go to the Transfer Wizard site:

Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalences. 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 are abroad.

  1. Choose United Kingdom in from the “Country” pull down menu, then hit “Search”*
  2. Select “Univ of Glasgow” by clicking the link.
  3. There are a few different ways to search for course equivalencies:
  • Search the first 300:  To see the first 300, simply hit the “Search” button without putting in a subject. The first 300 courses, in alphabetical order by the U of Glasgow “School Subject” (e.g. ACCFIN for accounting and finance or BIOL for biology) will appear.
  • Search by U of Glasgow “School Subject”:  For example, if you only want to see courses designated as biology by U of Glasgow, input “BIOL” in the search function, which is the biology subject code at U of Glasgow.  To find the Glasgow subject codes, look at the course catalogue:
  • Search by course: If you want to see if a particular U of Glasgow course has an established UWEC equivalency, you can enter the U of Glasgow subject code and course number (e.g. ACCFIN) in the “Search”.  Some courses may not have an established equivalency.  An official equivalency can be established for the course after you are accepted to the program.

For students in catalog years through 2015-2016, this program fulfills the Foreign Culture requirement upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

For students in catalog years 2016 and later, this program can fulfill an integrated learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments.  Email  for details.

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. Exact dates will be available the semester prior to participation.


updated 12/12/16, clw


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