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Studying in Glasgow

If you are planning to study at Glasgow Clyde College, this might mean you will be living away from home for the first time. Living in Glasgow is a wonderful experience - and as our city motto says “people make Glasgow”, so you are certain to be made to feel comfortable for the duration of your stay. 

Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and during your stay, you will be in good company - the city is home to over 130,000 students.

George Square Glasgow

What help and support is available?

Moving to live in another country can seem like a daunting prospect, but we can assure that you won’t feel alone at Glasgow Clyde College. 

As a college, we have looked after many international students over the years and have an International Student Support Team to support you throughout all stages of your study.

From initial enquiry to getting you started on your course, we can help you with a range of things, including:

  • application and admission support

  • airport meeting on arrival

  • induction to the College and your course

  • academic guidance

  • careers advice

  • accommodation advice

  • advice on social and culture activities.

To find out more, contact our International support team by email at 

What is there to do?

The city offers a fully immersive cultural experience for visitors including many free entry globally renowned museums and galleries - such as the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - which is home to world-class artefacts, including one of Salvador Dali’s most famous works, in addition to exhibitions dedicated to Glasgow life over the years. 

Architecture geeks will revel in the unusual juxtaposition of old by new with a bird’s eye view from Scotland’s centre for design and architecture: the Lighthouse. Arts lovers will be in a musical and literary paradise, soaking up the atmosphere at iconic venues such as the Barrowland Ballroom. 

Festival-goers will be delighted with the local selection: from craft beer to huge music events, there’s something for everyone.

Did we mention the best shopping in the UK outside of London too?

Don’t take our word for it though - see what People Make Glasgow have to say.

People Make Glasgow

Living in Glasgow - Where can I stay? 

There are many affordable accommodation options available to those planning to study in Glasgow. If you’re not staying with a friend or relative for the duration of your stay, you could rent a house or apartment, share with other students or even stay with another family (known as a homestay.) 

If you would like more information on living in Glasgow and studying at Glasgow Clyde College as an international student, please email