Glasgow School of Art

UK

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The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is ranked 16th in the world, according to the 2018 QS World Rankings.

  • 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

As one of the leading Art Schools in the UK, The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) offers an environment in which difference is encouraged and diversity of background and approach is valued. The School is ranked 16th in the world, 5th in Europe and 4th in the UK in the 2018 QS World Rankings.

Study at the GSA is done through one of its five Schools: Architecture, Design, Fine Art, Innovation or Simulation and Visualisation. The focus of all courses is studio practice, and the provision of individual studio space to both undergraduate and postgraduate students is one of the School’s major strengths, as is individual tuition.

All students, whilst developing their own work independently, will benefit from valuable one-on-one time with tutors. Courses also include lecture time, library research and "crits" time when students work in groups with tutors to analyse and explain their work.

International students at the School come from over 79 countries and every year. The School welcomes more than 90 students from its exchange and Study Abroad partners, who each, in their turn, further contribute to the international dimension of the learning experience at the School.

As a relatively small institution, and one that is very focused, GSA is a creative community, situated in the centre of the city of Glasgow. Students are encouraged to engage with Glasgow which becomes more than just the city in which to live. It becomes a source of both inspiration and research.

Glasgow is voted one of Britain's top-five  student cities. International students will find Glaswegians friendly, and the city is renowned for offering a warm welcome.

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DIVERSITY INDEX
Source: HESA

71 International student nationalities at this university

FEEL AT HOME INDEX
Source: HESA

4.78% International students from USA

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COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

£9,000

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

£7,228

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

£15,240

POSTGRADUATE

£18,010

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

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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

Anonymous, 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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