UMD: A Globally Connected University

ENGR Exchange: University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Year (Fall-Spring)
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EA Advisor: 
Katherine Schwarzentraub
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Host Institution
The University of Glasgow Exchange Program brings students from over 140 countries around the world to study at one of the world's leading scientific universities. This program provides University of Maryland students the opportunity to spend time living and learning at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Students have access to exciting classes and cutting-edge research as well as the ability to live and enjoy the city itself.

Host City
Whether you crave cozy campus living or big city excitement you’ll be inspired by our excellent location in the friendly West End of Glasgow. Two miles from city centre, which is easily accessed by subway, bus or on foot, the West End  is home to cafés and bars hidden down cobbled lanes, world-famous restaurants and comedy clubs blended with a mix of boutique shops and Victorian architecture - all underpinned by museums, galleries and parks.

Universitas 21
The University of Glasgow and the University of Maryland are both members in Universitas 21 (U21). U21 is the leading global network of research-intensive universities; working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting our students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalization. 

Learn more about Universitas 21 and its programs and mission on the U21 website: 

Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
  • You must be an ENGR major

Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.

  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
  3. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  4. If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  5. Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.

Academic Planning

Visit the Academics & Study Abroad page which outlines key considerations for your academic planning as you navigate different phases of study abroad:


Students can choose from any of the undergraduate courses offered at the University of Glasgow. Students must coordinate with departmental advisors to pre-arrange transfer credit for these courses. 

Disciplines available: Aero, BioE, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Materials

Note: Students may only take engineering courses from the same degree program offered within the same year of study. Mixing degree programs and/or year levels is not permitted. For additional information about this policy, please visit the engineering course guide. Most computer science modules are designed as yearlong courses and therefore students requiring computer science courses at Glasgow may wish to consider alternative programs or plan to attend for a full year.  In addition, most upper-level mathematics and statistics courses have their assessments in May, so those types of courses should be avoided by students attending in Semester 1.


There may be other course offerings on this program that are not currently listed in the Study Abroad Course Database (SACD). 



All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit on your UMD transcript. UMD uses the following conversion to assess how many credits you will get from this program:

University of Glasgow Credit UMD Credit
1 Glasgow credit 0.3 UMD credit
10 Glasgow credits 3 UMD credits

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on June 10, 2014.

Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit. A passing grade at the University of Glasgow is a 40 or D3 or satisfactory, depending on the grading method used in each class.

Exchange students are not guaranteed a space in university accommodations; however you are still encouraged to apply if interested. There are also plenty of other private accommodation options available. More information about both university and private accommodation options can be found at the following:

UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet

Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Year (Fall-Spring) 2022 03/15/2022 03/25/2022
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/25/2022
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 10/11/2022