Entry requirements

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City of Glasgow College welcome applications from international students. As Scotland’s largest college, we offer a broad range of full-time courses, with prestigious qualifications.

Entry qualifications

You must demonstrate that you meet the entry requirements for the programme that you wish to study. We ask that your qualification is an equivalent level to the required Scottish qualification. Your school-leaving certificate or college diploma may already meet these requirements. You'll be asked to upload a scanned copy of your qualifications in your online application. The International Office will check that it meets the entry requirements for your choice of course.

If your country or qualification is not listed below, please contact the International Team:

Secure English Language Tests (SELT)

International students from countries where English is not the first language may need to prove English proficiency with an approved International English Language Test Certificate (IELTS). City of Glasgow College accept IELTS Academic for UKVI and London Trinity for UKVI tests.

Students must meet the following minimum requirements:

IELTS Academic for UKVI Certificate:

  • Minimum overall band score of 5.5 with no component less than 5.0.
  • The test must have been taken within the last two years.

London Trinity for UKVI:

  • ISE Level 1 to Level 3.
  • Must have achieved at least a pass in each component.