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About us

The International Study Centre

The University of Strathclyde International Study Centre provides specialist degree preparation for international students studying abroad. Once you have successfully completed your preparation programme and met the progression criteria, you can begin your chosen university degree. They aim to give you the best chance of success when you progress to your degree at the University of Strathclyde

The International Study Centre programmes are provided by Study Group in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde. Programmes at the International Study Centre are delivered by Study Group.

How the International Study Centre helped me

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International Study Centre programmes

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.

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. In 2022, 99% of students who completed their preparation programme at the International Study Centre were offered a place to study at the University of Strathclyde.

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.