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About us

International Study Centre

The University of Strathclyde International Study Centre provides specialist degree preparation for international students. Our programmes combine academic modules, study skills and English language training. They aim to give you the best chance of success when you progress to your degree at the University. The International Study Centre programmes are provided by Study Group in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde. 

You can study one of three pathways. Your choice will depend on your academic background, English language level, and age:

  • Undergraduate Foundation Programme
  • International Year One BBA
  • Pre-Masters Programme

Access to University facilities

You will be part of the University from the day you start at the International Study Centre. This means you will have access to all the University facilities. They include the Library, Centre for Sport & Recreation and Students' Union. You will also have access to all the resources at the International Study Centre. 

University-style teaching

Get used to the style of teaching you will experience when you begin your university degree. You will take part in tutorials, seminar-style classes and large group lectures.

Personal monitoring and support

Staff will check on your progress and support you during your studies. You will have regular assessments, which may include examinations or coursework. Individual tutorial sessions will allow you to talk about anything that's worrying you. You can also discuss areas you need to focus on.

Progression to your degree

Our preparatory programme comes with a conditional offer of a place at Strathclyde. You must complete your programme and meet the progression criteria. Then you may progress to your chosen university degree. In 2018, 99% of International Study Centre students who completed their course were offered a place to study at the University of Strathclyde.

Skills for career success

Your studies at the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre will prepare you for a successful and fulfilling graduate life. Our CareerAhead activities provide you with a variety of learning opportunities to develop your employability skills, including self-assessment, business/industry research, individual and group work.

Through these activities you will identify your personal qualities and strengths, and develop your skills for success. You will build your confidence by developing key employability skills such as problem solving, teamwork, time management and communication. Finally, you will receive help to create a personal development plan to work on when you progress to the University. We will support you to achieve your future career plans and meet the demands of the world of work.