Step 2) Prepare to travel to Glasgow

There is a lot to think about when travelling overseas to study so we have produced our own "Information For Students Pre-Arrival Guide" which provides detailed information about travelling to Glasgow to start your course and what to expect on arrival. Please read it carefully as it contains a whole range of useful information including;

  • Arriving in the UK
  • Arriving in Glasgow
  • Cost of Living in Glasgow
  • Weather!
  • Medical Services
  • Transport
  • Police
  • Police Registration
  • Opening a bank account
  • Dealing with an emergency situation

It is very important that you have travel insurance in place before travelling to Scotland. Do not travel to Glasgow without it.

Glasgow School of English are accredited by the British Council and they have also produced a comprehensive guides for students coming to the UK to study.

The "First Steps - Pre-departure guide for international students coming to study in the UK 2016/2017" covers what students need to know and do before they leave home, along with advice about arriving in the UK, settling in and getting on with making the most of being a student in the UK. It contains some very useful checklists that may be helpful in planning your trip to Glasgow.


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It's amazing!  I’m in my third month here.  The teachers are really good.

Glasgow School of English is recognised by UKVI as a Tier 4 sponsor to bring students into the UK on Tier 4 General Student Visas under licence number 18EC8KTJ.