Image: Yun Sun Lee, The Winner, 2011

Yunsun Lee The Winner

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All new international students, full-time, visiting and exchange will be invited to an induction event, within the first week of their arrival at the School. You will be sent details of this nearer the time.

The orientation programme allows you the opportunity to meet the other new international students across all areas of the School. It is an informal occasion where you will be introduced to key members of staff who are on hand to help you with any questions or problems that may occur during your studies. There will also be a buffet reception to round off the event.

You will be inducted into your department, which will involve you being shown the relevant health and safety procedures and finding out what your programme of studyentails. It will be explained to you how you will be assessed and examined and a tour of the facilities will be central to the induction.

If you are looking for rented accommodation, you should come to the School as soon as possible (at least a week before term starts) and staff will offer you as much assistance as possible. It is essential that you arrange some temporary accommodation before you arrive in Glasgow. Do not arrive with no accommodation booked.

Please note that Office Hours in the School are 09.00 - 17.00 hours, Monday to Friday only, and that most offices are closed for lunch from 13.00 - 14.00 hours.

International Students' Handbook

As a new student to Glasgow you will find yourself part of a vibrant European city, voted the UK's coolest city and the best base for students and twenty-somethings by The Big Issue and identified by Mercer Human Resource Consulting as "the safest city in the UK and only surpassed for quality of life by London, making it one of the top 60 places in the world to live".

Coming to Glasgow, you may be a long way from home, but you will not be on your own. You will get a lot out of life in Glasgow and at The Glasgow School of Art and this guide is the first step on what we hope will be one of the best and most fulfilling times of your life.

Welcome to Glasgow and to The Glasgow School of Art.

To download a copy of the guide please click on the link at the top right of the page.

If you require a copy in printed format, please contact the Marketing and Communications Office on +44 (0) 141 566 1445 or marketing@gsa.ac.uk