Glasgow: The Student Hotspot


Glasgow has a wide range of universities, colleges, an art school, and a conservatoire; beyond that, you need so much more to have a real student experience.  

With a wealth of cultural attractions, world-class architecture and design, fantastic shopping and a year-round programme of exciting events and festivals, which span the worlds of music, film, theatre, art and sport, it is easy to understand why Glasgow has been named as one of the 20 ‘Best of the World’ destinations for 2016 by National Geographic Traveler and all this makes it the perfect city for student life.

From the city's cultural heritage to the warm welcome of the people - there are so many reasons why you should pick Glasgow as the city to study in. See why some of the city's new international students picked Glasgow as the place to be!

Go to a Gig

As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow hosts an average of 130 music events each week. Glasgow’s legendary music scene stretches across the whole spectrum from rock to RnB, punk to pop, classical to Celtic and everything in between. The city’s venues are fantastic and range from small, much-revered bars like Nice n Sleazy to huge stadiums such as the SSE Hydro. The iconic King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and Barrowland Ballroom are consistently voted as top live music venues by musicians and fans alike.

Explore World-Class Museums & Galleries

The city is home to more than 20 world-class museums and art galleries and is proud to have one of Europe’s largest civic art collections with works by Dali, Van Gogh, Degas, and Monet all available to view free-of-charge in venues around the city. Highlights include the wonderfully eclectic collection at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, the vibrant contemporary art offering at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and Riverside Museum, the city’s museum of transport and a recent European Museum of the Year.