The University of Strathclyde International Study Centre prepares international students with the English language skills and academic knowledge needed for success at the University.
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The International Study Centre offers a preparation programme for every level of higher education study. You will learn alongside other international students as you settle into life in Scotland.
The Undergraduate Foundation Programme offers you a pathway to the second year of a four-year undergraduate degree at the University of Strathclyde. Study for three terms and choose from two subject routes: Business and Social Sciences, or Engineering and Sciences.
The International Year One BBA offers you a pathway to the second year of a three-year Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Strathclyde Business School. This three-term programme teaches core modules related to your degree.
The Pre-Masters Programme is a two-term pathway to prepare you for a postgraduate degree at the University of Strathclyde. There is a choice of two subject routes depending on the degree you want to progress to: Business and Social Sciences, or Engineering and Sciences.
Scholarships are available for self-funded students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels of study, these cover both the International Study Centre programme and the University degree.
The progress from being on the Foundation and going to the University of Strathclyde is huge. It changed me a lot. At the International Study Centre, it's a small community. We all know each other and we can talk about anything we want. At the University, you have to work by yourself to get what you want. It prepared me for my degree."
Malik from Oman Studied Undergraduate Foundation Programme in
Business and Social Studies
Progressed to BA (Hons) Finance & Business Law
I chose the International Study Centre for the support. If you don't want to go to university directly and meet new people, you can go to the International Study Centre to help you meet other cultures. It also helps you with the facilities and you get to go to different events, so that’s a way of experiencing student life. It wasn't only educational help, it was also the social experience."
Mona from Egypt Studied Undergraduate Foundation Programme in
Engineering and Sciences
Progressed to BEng (Hons) Electronic & Electrical Engineering
I was well aware there were certain constructs, concept-wise, that you had to grasp. I wanted some kind of preparatory phase before I jumped into it. I think it gets you in that scholar mind-state. Initially, coming from not doing school for a few years, it's a bit of a mental shift to start going to classes. It was really good because that pretty much set a foundation for your thinking."
Michael from Nigeria Studied Pre-Masters Programme in
Business and Social Studies
Progressed to MSc Investment & Finance
Learn more about the programmes you can study and find out what's going on at the International Study Centre.
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