Group of Centre students sitting on lawn in Glasgow in front of historic building

Study Abroad in Scotland

Glasgow is a national cultural hub, where students delve into Scottish history, science, and the arts.

Known for its breathtaking Victorian architecture, thriving live-music scene, year-round festivals, parks, and renowned museums, Glasgow is Scotland’s second largest city and home to the Scottish Opera, Ballet, National Theatre, and acclaimed museums. You will study at the Principia Consortium at the University of Glasgow—an institution especially attractive to those interested in science or preparing for medical school, but open to all Centre students. You will have access to a wide array of courses, including the university’s top-rated art school. Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, is 42 minutes away by train.

Program Highlights

All students take The Scottish Enlightenment, a course specifically designed for the American students who are part of the Principia program at the University. The course examines the major figures of this important period of Scottish history, with topics ranging from Adam Smith and economics to David Hume and philosophy to Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) and science.

One of the science courses Centre recommends is the functional anatomy course, open only to American students in Principia program. This human anatomy lecture/lab course enables students to work with plastinated human specimens. The course will be especially beneficial to pre-med students and biology majors, as it would fulfill a medical school prerequisite and/or a four-credit biology elective.

Students will live in University of Glasgow housing, which, although not directly on campus, is within walking distance. Students have several rooming options, depending on how much they’d like to spend for housing while in Glasgow.

Host Campus Information

To learn more about the University of Glasgow program, explore their Visiting Students page for details. For specific questions or additional information, contact the University of Glasgow visiting students team via email.

View the visiting students page Email the Glasgow visiting students team

Courses And Cost

Students participating in the Glasgow semester program should review the list of pre-approved courses along with their advisor before selecting courses during the University of Glasgow student application process. 

View the pre-approved courses list

Estimated cost: the same as studying in Danville, plus a $375 deposit (surcharge/emergency fund/carbon offset), and a $25 travel medicine fee for a total of $400. Flights to the abroad site are also the responsibility of the student.

Centre students participating in Glasgow semester program will receive a credit on their Centre College statement for room and board. Students must pay the University of Glasgow directly for housing and food. Centre Global will be responsible for paying tuition directly to the University of Glasgow on behalf of the student.