University of Glasgow


500-year-old University of Glasgow Welcomes Joint Research Partnerships with Brazil

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow boasts centuries of experience in educating the world’s brightest scholars in science, engineering, business, social science, and the arts. Ranked 62nd worldwide by the QS World University Rankings, it attracts students to its strong academic programmes, breadth of master’s programmes, and strength of research. The university hosts approximately 25,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who come from an astounding 140 countries.

A Future in International Collaboration

Having successfully hosted 306 Brazilian Science without Borders students during the first phase of the programme, the University aims to maintain a strong Brazilian presence on campus. Rated third in the UK for international student satisfaction (International Student Barometer 2014), Brazilian students enjoy their time in Glasgow, assimilating quickly into life in the city and participating in academic and social activities within the university.

Currently, the university has memorandums of understanding (MoUs) or exchange programmes with several Brazilian universities, including the University of São Paulo (USP), the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and the University of Brasília (UnB). In addition, it has a scholarship agreement with the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) and recently has signed a five-year joint research agreement with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).

Jointly-funded research projects will enable Brazil and the University of Glasgow to work toward mutual research goals while promoting international partnerships and opportunities for cultural exchange.

Diving into Hands-on Laboratory Research

One of the benefits of studying at an institution as established as the University of Glasgow is the opportunity to conduct research in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. The university prioritises hands-on learning, and students are able to work one-on-one with faculty members who are world experts in their fields.

This personalised attention is prominent across all disciplines. “We teach in very small groups. There is a real closeness between the academics and students. Our courses tend to be topical and international. The people teaching the courses are carrying out their own research as well,” explained International Dean for Latin America, Professor Rosa Greaves.

Opportunities Abound

Whatever the subject area, the University of Glasgow offers a wealth of opportunities. International students will find their interests amongst more than 290 master’s programmes, including MBA and law degrees. With scholarships available for Brazilian and other international students studying at the University of Glasgow offers top-notch academics at a great value.

Embracing global collaboration, the university provides an excellent environment for international scholars to work with peers who share a passion for contributing to groundbreaking, global research and ideas.

For students interested in studying at the University of Glasgow, please visit or contact:

Joey Kirk, International Recruitment Manager

Jill Inkster, International Recruitment Coordinator


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