Our consortium partners offer a variety of language courses and other academic training that we encourage our students to explore and take advantage of. If there are any training opportunities you would like to have but cannot find, please get in touch to have a chat with us.

For those of you with a keen ear for languages the University of Glasgow has a dedicated Language Centre on Level 1 of the Hetherington Building which houses superb language facilities. You are entitled to join the Audio-Visual Library, which contains a wide variety of language aids. A returnable deposit will be charged for use of library facilities. The Hetherington Building receives daily newspapers and weekly journals from a wide variety of countries. In addition, its satellite receivers allow access to television broadcasts from around the globe. You are entitled to book time at one of the library’s numerous television monitors, which are all supplied with headphones. For EUROSUD, there are special arrangements for students to undertake one language course provided by either Short Courses or the School of Modern Languages and Cultures while in Glasgow (Semester 1). The languages available are English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic.

At UAM, EUROSUD students can benefit from a 50% reduction in the enrolment fee for the Spanish course for International students, offered by the Language Service. The cost would be 65 EUR for the first semester. For the second semester the cost will be 130 EUR (no reduction applies). These courses are fully covered for EUROSUD students who, if interested, should enrol and pay for the language course, then request reimbursement from the Madrid team.

The other language courses such as English, French, Italian and Portuguese have a cost of 130 EUR per year (no reduction applies). Please note these courses are only offered annually, so students going to UAM during their second semester will not be able to take these courses.

In addition, the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts offers courses in Turkish, Persian and Arabic. Those enrolled in EUROSUD can attend as listeners, during the official timetable.  If you are interested in these courses, we recommend that you inform the Madrid team well in advance to allow them to send the information to the lecturers of these courses.

At LUISS, EUROSUD students are offered a course in Italian (non-credit-bearing). Normally the course starts in September (end of the month) and students must express interest at the beginning of September to attend the course.

At NKUA Greek language classes are offered by the Greek Language School (Διδασκαλείο Ελληνικής Γλώσσας) on the university campus. Students attend every day, 5 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 12 (over three months) and pay 350 EUR. There is also a 5-week summer course in June and early July which costs 270 EUR. Among the papers the students will need to submit in order to be accepted on the course is their degree certificate certified as genuine by the Greek consulate in the country where the degree was issued or by the consulate of that country in Greece, stamped with the Hague Apostille and with an official translation into Greek from either a Greek consulate abroad, the translation service of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs or a Greek lawyer who has been certified by the Lawyers’ Association. French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish are all taught at the Foreign Language School, also on the university campus. Usually, students are offered two 3-hour classes per week which cost 300 EUR. Language courses at NKUA will not be credit bearing for EUROSUD students.

At Aix-Marseille EUROSUD students can attend courses in over 30 languages at the Centre de Formation et d’autoformation en langues (CFAL) https://allsh.univ-amu.fr/CFAL, free of charge. In Semester 3, two mandatory language courses are included in the curriculum: English (which may be replaced by French courses for fluent English speakers) and a second language course to be chosen from among the available South European languages both credit bearing (3 ECTS each). For a full list of courses offered at AMU: https://allsh.univ-amu.fr/lansad-rentree-2020-2021

South European Languages

Students on the EUROSUD programme are encouraged to include a South European language as part of their studies. Language courses will not be credit bearing (with the exception of two language courses taken at Aix-Marseille in Semester 3, see above).

Languages available to students in the EUROSUD Partner Institutions:

UoG (S1) NKUA (S2, S3, S4) UAM (S2, S3, S4) LUISS (S3, S4) AMU (S3, S4)
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic Greek, French, English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Persian, Serbian, Turkish Spanish, French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Persian Italian French, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, Turkish, Serb/ Croat/ Bosnian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Arabic, Persian, Hebrew

Details of available courses will be confirmed during their respective university induction sessions. If students take a language course, they must complete it and undertake any assessment.

English for Academic Study

The University of Glasgow also has a specialist English for Academic Study Unit. All EUROSUD students whose first language is not English are entitled to attend in-sessional classes and make use of support services. Details can be found at here.

Services offered include:

  • English for Study and Communication course
  • Peer Proofreader Register: a proof-reading service to correct common language errors; for current students only
  • Individual Sessions: for initial assessment & recommendations and to draw up a continuing programme of study; students must be referred by a member of staff
  • Studying English independently: advice including recommended books and websites

Academic Skills

The College of Social Sciences International Student Learning Officer at the University of Glasgow offers a range of training and support sessions which are open to all students. Topics include:

  • Assignment structure
  • Communicating clearly with your reader
  • Building argument
  • Using source materials
  • Critical analysis

Contact Gayle Pringle Barnes

Tel: 01413305866

Email: Gayle.PringleBarnes@glasgow.ac.uk



Most of the University of Glasgow Academic support can be found within the Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Service (LEADS).

Web: http://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/leads/students/


LEADS has a full programme of generic workshops covering a wide range of academic skills throughout the year. The workshops are aimed at students from specific colleges or schools with the Effective Learning Adviser (ELA) for the college preparing and leading the sessions. Teaching is in small groups and is interactive. The programme is published here:


Students are available to access these services at any time during the programme, even if they are participating in non-Glasgow based mobility periods.


For related services at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, please see: