International Study Centre

Discover the worlds friendliest city

Posted 12 April 2017
Two students walking together

Why study in Glasgow?

World-class education and enough culture, music and shopping to compete with London make Glasgow a great city for students. Avinash and Nariman studied at the International Study Centre and talk about what they love about studying in Glasgow, Scotland: 

1. World’s friendliest city

Readers of Rough Guides have ranked Glasgow the world’s friendliest city in 2016. With so many events, exhibitions and museums you'll soon find an exciting and welcoming atmosphere. Plus, two of Glasgow's free visitor attractions have continued to break records by maintaining more than one million annual visitors: The Riverside Museum and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

2. A city of culture

A cultural festival of theatre, dance, music, comedy and arts will take over Glasgow as part of the 2018 European Championships. Co-hosting with Berlin, Glasgow will welcome the European Sports Championships for events in cycling, rowing, swimming and triathlon, while Berlin will showcase athletics. 

3. Study in the city centre

The University of Strathclyde is at the very heart of Glasgow, next to the Merchant City. It’s an area great for sightseeing, shopping and socialising—alongside studying of course. It's also really easy to get to cities like Edinburgh, London and Paris, read more about Glasgow

4. World-renowned education

Each year 48,000 international students from more than 185 countries choose to study in Scotland thanks to its globally recognised universities. The University of Strathclyde is one of them, renowned for leading research, high subject rankings and a strong reputation with employers.

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