International Study Centre

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University of Strathclyde International Study Centre

Specialist degree preparation for international students

Preparation programmes at the International Study Centre have been specifically designed to support international students. Our courses help to improve your English language and study skills, ready to begin a degree programme at the University of Strathclyde.

The International Study Centre is located in the Graham Hills Building at the University of Strathclyde campus. You’ll have access to world-class facilities, and you’ll meet other students from the day you arrive. You will also receive personalised support and progress monitoring to make sure you’re fully prepared to start your degree.

Access to University facilities

You will be part of the University from the day you arrive at the International Study Centre. This means you will have access to all the campus facilities, including the library, Strathclyde Sport and Students' Union. You will also have access to additional resources available at the International Study Centre.

University-style teaching

Our specialist staff will introduce you to the style of teaching you will experience when you begin your degree. You will take part in tutorials, seminars, group discussions and larger lectures.

Personal monitoring and support

You will receive specialist support during your studies, as well as regular assessments to monitor your progress, including examinations and coursework. Tutorial sessions will give you the opportunity to get individual feedback from your tutor and discuss anything that's worrying you.

Progression to your degree

Once you have successfully completed your preparation programme and met the progression criteria, you can begin your chosen university degree.

Skills for career success

The International Study Centre offers a variety of employability-focused activities that will give you a head start in your future career. We will help you become a highly skilled, self-aware, confident and employable graduate.

You will develop key employability skills, such as teamwork, problem solving and communication. You will also be familiar with career opportunities and the world of work. Your tutors will assess your strengths and suggest areas for improvement, creating a personal development plan to help you set goals for your future success.

95% of students who completed their pathway programme at the International Study Centre were offered progression to a degree course at the University of Strathclyde in 2023.

Getting around

The International Study Centre is located in the Graham Hills Building, in central Glasgow, alongside the rest of the campus. View the University's campus map.

How the International Study Centre helped me

Ali shares his experience of studying at the International Study Centre in this video:

Paddy from Uganda

The International Study Centre was really supportive because it helped us to fit in the university life, especially when it comes to preparing for the bulk of the academic work. When I transited to the University I wouldn't find any trouble finishing an assignment.

Paddy from Uganda 
Studied Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Business and Social Sciences
Graduated with BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance
Now working as an Operations Analyst at Morgan Stanley in Glasgow, Scotland

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