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.
|University Type||Public University|
|No. of Campuses||1|
|No. of Residence Halls||2|
|Percentage of international students||20%|
|Scholarship Investment||Not Fixed|
|Intake Type||Semester wise|
|Mode of Program||Full time|
Application portal:UCAS Application form
Application fee: N/A
Application deadline: May 22-Domestic/ August 7- International
Basic Admission requirements
Additionally, for International admissions students would be required to submit the following.
English Language ability test: Minimum English test scores required for admission are given below:
|English proficiency tests||UG||PG|
|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 20||88 with a writing score of 20|
|Pearson PTE Academic||55 with minimum score of 51 in any component||62 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.
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 Student||Scottish students||EU Students||International students|
|Undergraduate Students- annual fee||1,820 GBP||9,250 GBP||18,960 GBP|
|one -year master’s programmes||7,920 GBP||7,920 GBP||19,980 GBP|
|Bench fee for the Mlitt Curatorial Practice and PG programmes in Design Innovation +||500 GBP||500 GBP||500 GBP|
|Two-year taught master’s programmes||7,920 GBP/PA||7,920 GBP/PA||19,980 GBP/PA|
|Research degrees||5,580 GBP||5,580 GBP||18,000 GBP|
|Accommodation||400 GBP||400 GBP||400 GBP|
|Food||160 GBP||160 GBP||160 GBP|
|Miscellaneous||100 GBP||100 GBP||100 GBP|
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.
|The Balmungo Undergraduate Scholarship||1,000 GBP||Open to all undergraduate degree programme|
|John & Anna Laurie Beques||1,000 GBP||BA (Hons) Fine Art – Painting & Printmaking and BA (Hons) Design – Communication Design on|
|The Ranald & Jennifer May Postgraduate Painting Scholarship||10,000 GBP||Open to Postgraduate painting students (including MFA where the applicant specialises in painting|
|Mackendrick Postgraduate Scholarship||5,000 GBP||Open 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.
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.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$22,277 / Year|
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
|Undergraduate Programs||$21,441 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$22,277 / Year|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#8 [Out of 200]
84.3 [Out of 100]
based on 1 student ratings
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.
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.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary