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GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Glasgow, ScotlandLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1845Established Year
  2195Enrollment

Glasgow School of Art: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Found in 1845, Glasgow School of Arts is a renowned art school based in Glasgow, UK. The institute is one of Europe's famous higher education institutions for the education and research in the visual creative disciplines and is therefore one of the best UK universities for international students. The organization offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees related to arts including, fine arts, textile design, communication design, architecture and more. 

The city-based campus sees about 33% students coming from across the globe. The university also hosts numerous events throughout the year indulging students to be exposed to the world of art. Admissions at Glasgow School of Art are available for the semesters beginning in September and January. With an acceptance rate ranging between 10 to 20%, the institute lands in the category of highly selective institutes in the country.

Rankings

  • As per QS world rankings 2020, GSA ranked at 8th in the world, 5th in Europe and came at a 3rd position in the UK.
  • It is one of top 20 art and design institutions in the world and 5th in the UK for art and design

Highlights

University TypePublic University
Campus SettingUrban
Establishment Year1845
No. of Campuses1
No. of Residence Halls2
Percentage of international students20%
Scholarship InvestmentNot Fixed
Tuition FeesVaries
Applications AcceptedOnline
Intake TypeSemester wise
Acceptance Rate10-20%
Mode of ProgramFull time

Campuses and Accomodation

  • Based in Glasgow, the second largest metropolitan in Scotland, the Glasgow School of arts is in the heart of the city and is a sought-after choice for candidates looking to study in the UK
  • The Garnethill Campus is about a 20 minutes-walk from Glasgow's Central and Queen Street mainline railway stations.
  • The institute can be easily accessed from all major approach roads, and only a 20-minute ride by bus or taxi from Glasgow International Airport.
  • The school offers the students to become a part of the student associations and take part in the sports activities they have to offer.
  • It also hosts numerous events for their students including, open days and graduate showcase, etc.
  • It offers a great nightlife, shopping, and green spaces, along with one of the accoladed collections of metropolitan galleries and museums in Europe.

Housing facilities/Residence

  • The University has two main residence halls offering guaranteed accommodation to freshman students
  • The school has Margaret Macdonald House and Blythswood House, their own purpose built student residences for accommodation.
  • The residences are within 5 minutes' walk of the main GSA Garnethill Campus.
  • The room amenities at each hall including Bed, Wardrobe, Desk and study chair, wall-mounted bookcase/shelf, bedside cabinet/drawers,Curtains or blinds, mattress protector and topper are provided.
  • A full accommodation inventory is also supplied with hall offers in the Welcome Book.
  • As a part of the lounge/kitchen in each hall, here is what is made available to students,
    • Kitchen- Fridges, freezers, cookers, kettle, kitchen units and sinks.
    • Lounge room- Dining and lounge furniture including easy chairs.
  • The estimated costs for 2020-2021 in concern with the halls are 116 GBP- 146 GBP.
  • The students may submit an online application by May 31 to reserve a spot in the residence.

Courses

  • The Glasgow school of arts offers undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields for international candidates
  • It offers 17 undergraduate programs including Architecture (B.Arch./Dip. Arch.), 3D modelling, BDes Interior design, Product design engineering, Fashion design, Textile design, Fine arts and more
  • About 25 graduate programs are available at the school for interested students, some of which are Architectural studies (M.Arch.), Master of Fine art, Master of Research, MDes in Interior design, Medical vis. And human anatomy, Fashion and textiles and many others.
  • The university also has short courses and a range of day/night classes for students.
  • It also has a study abroad and exchange program for the interested candidates

Glasgow School of Art Application Process

How to apply?

Application portal:UCAS Application form

Application fee: N/A

Application deadline: May 22-Domestic/ August 7- International

Basic Admission requirements

  • Undergraduate admissions
    • Digital Portfolio
    • Portfolio statement
  • Graduate admissions
    • Personal Statement (approx. 500 words)
    • Evidence of Academic Qualifications (Certified photocopies/Transcripts)
    • Academic References (1 or 2)

Additionally, for International admissions students would be required to submit the following.

  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency e.g. IELTS
  • Copy of Passport

English Language ability test: Minimum English test scores required for admission are given below:

English proficiency testsUGPG
IELTS (Academic)6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.6.5 with a minimum 6.0 component in each.
Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)Minimum 78 with score of 2088 with a writing score of 20
Pearson PTE Academic55 with minimum score of 51 in any component62 with not less than 51 for each communicative skill

Students would be approached to upload their documents after their application reaches GSA. Post the last deadline, the application decision would be on a rolling basis.

Glasgow School of Art Cost of Attendance

For all the candidates aspiring for the institute, it is highly recommended to plan their finances way in advance. To aid the same, an estimated cost of living in the UK is as compiled below.

Type of StudentScottish studentsEU StudentsInternational students
Undergraduate Students- annual fee1,820 GBP9,250 GBP18,960 GBP
Graduate
one -year master’s programmes7,920 GBP7,920 GBP19,980 GBP
Bench fee for the Mlitt Curatorial Practice and PG programmes in Design Innovation +500 GBP500 GBP500 GBP
Two-year taught master’s programmes7,920 GBP/PA7,920 GBP/PA19,980 GBP/PA
Research degrees5,580 GBP5,580 GBP18,000 GBP
Accommodation400 GBP400 GBP400 GBP
Food160 GBP160 GBP160 GBP
EntertainmentVariablevariableVariable
Miscellaneous100 GBP100 GBP100 GBP

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The institute provides a range of awards and scholarships as financial support for international students looking to study in the UK. Some such studentships are as mentioned below.

Award nameAmountEligibility
The Balmungo Undergraduate Scholarship1,000 GBPOpen to all undergraduate degree programme
John & Anna Laurie Beques1,000 GBPBA (Hons) Fine Art – Painting & Printmaking and BA (Hons) Design – Communication Design on
The Ranald & Jennifer May Postgraduate Painting Scholarship10,000 GBPOpen to Postgraduate painting students (including MFA where the applicant specialises in painting
Mackendrick Postgraduate Scholarship5,000 GBPOpen to Postgraduate painting students

Some other undergraduate awards provided by the institute are as follows:

Grace and Clark Fyfe Undergraduate Scholarship

The scholarship amount is 1,000 GBP per year. Total Number of scholarships available is 2. The duration of this scholarship is up to 3 years depending on the length of the course.

John Keppie Undergraduate Scholarship

The scholarship amount is 500 GBP per year. Total Number of scholarships available is 1. The subject eligibility of this scholarship is Bachelor of Architecture and Diploma of Architecture students. Duration of the scholarship is 1 year.

George & Cordelia Oliver Undergraduate Drawing Scholarship

This scholarship was offered for the first time in 2012 and the number of scholarships available is 1. This value of this scholarship is 1,000 GBP per year and is given to BA (hons) fine art degree programme students and is open to all students.

Alumni Network

  • As a Glasgow alumnus, the students are all welcome to benefit off their services.
  • A few alumni benefits/services include,
    • Enterprise studio
    • Library and learning services
    • Career services
    • Alumni news
    • Networks and connections

Placements

The institute offers a range of employability opportunities within the curriculum. A few of which include live projects, participation in national and international competitions, the Scottish Institute for Enterprise

It also has Careers Service offers a wide range of career guidance and advice including, one to one guidance appointments, professional practice seminars, specific career resources, among others.

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Glasgow School of Art Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population2195
Average Cost of Attendance$22,277 / Year

Attendance Cost

$22,277

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$21,441 / Year
Post Graduate Program$22,277 / Year
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    RANKED  #8

    Design (International)

    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    9.3/10

    10/10academic
    9/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    10/10faculty
    9/10extracurricular
    9/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Heer bir, INDIA Communication design
    Glasgow School of Art
    , Batch : 2023
    9.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    A REVIEW OF AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

    Studying at the Glasgow School of Art is offering me real-world practical experience. I wanted to study here because of two reasons. One reason was that it's cost efficiency and the other reason was that the university provides a broader perspective on the course that I wanted to pursue. After taking admission in this course a great scope for a challenging career is waiting for me! The application for the college was done through the UCAS admission portal, which was free of cost.


    Course Curriculum - 

    Digital technology has provided multimedia, the multi-layered set of opportunities for Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography. While studying the course I am incorporating the traditional skills of drawing, painting, photography and other graphic processes with video, sound, animation and other aspects of moving image and multimedia. After completing the course I will be no longer be defined by my specialism but through my creative interpretations and articulation of the brief.

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