Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow School of Art

UK

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Glasgow School of Art, one of the leading Art Schools in the UK welcomes International students from over 55 countries.

  • Top 10 QS World University Ranking for Art and Design
  • Internationally recognized, leading UK institution
  • Studio-based approach to research and teaching
  • Welcomes international students from 69+ countries
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About GSA

Founded in 1845, The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) remains an independent art school, occupying its current site in the centre of Glasgow since 1899.  Our studio-based approach to research and teaching brings disciplines together for inter-disciplinarily, peer learning, critical enquiry, experimentation and prototyping.

A centre of creativity promoting good design, our role has continually evolved and redefined to reflect the needs of the communities we are part of, from the 19th century to today, then as now our purpose remains the same - to contribute to a better world through creative education and research.

Part of the GSA campus is the world famous Mackintosh Building. One of the iconic buildings of the 20th century, designed by GSA alumnus, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the building was voted ‘Best British Building’ of the past 175 years in 2009 by RIBA. 

‘The Mack’ sits opposite The Reid Building, which opened in March 2014. Designed by New York Architect Steven Holland JM Architects’, it was named Architects Journal’s Building of the Year 2014.

Over the past 165 years the GSA has taught many students who have gone on to become very successful in their chosen fields of expertise. Well known alumni include designer illustrator Jessie Marion King, Turner Prize winners Douglas Gordon (Environmental Art), Simon Starling (Master of Fine Art) and Martin Boyce (Sculpture), fashion designer Pam Hogg, poet and playwright Liz Lochhead, actors Peter Capaldi and Robbie Coltrane and architect Thomas S. Tait.

Students and staff engage in national and international research. The GSA provides a stimulating and intellectually challenging environment in which to experiment and explore new ideas. Students also have the opportunity to work with practicing artists, designers and architects such as Louise Hopkins (Venice Biennale 2007), Brian Cairns (Gold Medal Winner from the Society of Illustrators, New York), and Charlie Sutherland and Charlie Hussey of Sutherland Hussie Architects (winners of the RIAS Scottish Building of the Year and Stirling Prize nominees).

The GSA provides a welcoming environment for all students. International students at the School come from over 69 countries, including more than 80 students each year from our 75 Exchange and Study Abroad partner institutions. 33% of GSA’s students come from outside of the UK. Together with GSA's outgoing exchange students, they contribute to the international dimension of the learning experience at the School, which offers an environment in which difference is encouraged and diversity of background and approach is highly valued.

The GSA is an accredited institution of the University of Glasgow, which has validated its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes since 1992.GSA students have associate institution status at the University, which allows access to many of the facilities at Glasgow, including library and sports facilities. 

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64 International student nationalities at this university

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4.25% International students from USA

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COSTS PER YEAR*
OVERALL COST OF LIVING

£9000

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

£3600

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

£12360

POSTGRADUATE

£13750

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Sasha, Romania 5

Here is the place where I'm becoming the person I didn't even know I wanted to be

So far, GSA has been lovely: there is a feeling of support for innovation and freedom and discover, encouragement of exploration, reflection and potential mistakes that makes me feel bold and spread my sight in directions I wouldn't have found without it. While I understand independence, willingness to read full review

So far, GSA has been lovely: there is a feeling of support for innovation and freedom and discover, encouragement of exploration, reflection and potential mistakes that makes me feel bold and spread my sight in directions I wouldn't have found without it. While I understand independence, willingness to ask for things and self reliance are given qualities a GSA student has to have, I wish tutors were more present in course work and there were more skill-based mandatory work and not just opportunities. Again, however GSA is whatever you make of it. Everything is there - skilled tutors, workshops of every kind that can be used if you sign up for an induction, contemporary technology and always encouragement. Also - I adore the library. show less

Tina, England 4

I can't wait to go back to uni after the holidays end

Socialising with other art students from different courses to maintain one's artistic creativity; situated in the heart of Glasgow City Centre; wonderful studio culture and working environment

Socialising with other art students from different courses to maintain one's artistic creativity; situated in the heart of Glasgow City Centre; wonderful studio culture and working environment

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