International Study Centre

University of Strathclyde building

Why choose the University of Strathclyde?

Discover Strathclyde

More than 30,000 students from over 140 countries enjoy a student experience at the University of Strathclyde, one of the leading technology universities in the UK.

Located in the heart of the city of Glasgow, you will receive excellent teaching, be part of world-class research and benefit from excellent links with industry. Strathclyde has a strong reputation with employers for producing top quality graduates, making it the perfect place to prepare for your future career. Before you join your chosen degree programme, you can study at the International Study Centre to prepare for your degree with other international students.

Top 20 in the UK

The University of Strathclyde is ranked 16th in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2024, and 20th in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

Strathclyde is also ranked top 10 in the UK for 21 subject areas by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024, these include:

  • 1st Communication and Media
  • 1st Pharmacology & Pharmacy
  • 2nd Social Policy
  • 3rd Accounting and Finance
  • 4th Social Work
  • 4th Subjects allied to Medicine
  • 4th Politics
  • 5th Biological Sciences
  • 5th Chemical Engineering
  • 5th English
  • 6th Civil Engineering
  • 6th Law
  • 7th Economics
  • 8th Architecture
  • 8th Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • 8th Business, Management and Marketing
  • 8th Chemistry
  • 9th Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 9th History
  • 9th Mechanical Engineering
  • 10th Psychology

A multi-award winning university

The University of Strathclyde is a highly praised institution:

  • First university to win the coveted ‘Times Higher Education University of the Year’ title twice – 2012 and 2019.
  • Named 'Scottish University of the Year' in Daily Mail University Guide 2024.
  • Recipient of the Queen's Anniversary Prize, the highest national honour conferred on the sector (1996, 2019, 2021 and 2023).
  • Almost 90% of research produced by the University has been rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
  • The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023 placed Strathclyde at joint 36th in the world out of 1,591 universities, and joint 6th in the UK for its work in addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Home to one of the top European Business Schools - 62nd in Europe overall and is one of only 14 UK schools ranked. Its position means Strathclyde is the highest ranked Scottish school (Financial Times 2023).

High employability

Stand out from the crowd with the help of the University's careers services. A degree from the University of Strathclyde integrates practical learning experiences that include internships and work placements. Six months after leaving university, 92% of graduates are in work or further study (HESA Graduate Outcomes Data Survey 2023 for 2020/21 graduates).

Home of innovation

At the University of Strathclyde, you’ll be at the cutting edge of innovation and discovery. The University has innovative teaching and learning facilities and is transforming the campus, with investment set to reach £1 billion by 2025. This includes a £31 million investment in the Strathclyde Sport facility which opened in 2018 and the Learning and Teaching Hub opened in 2020.

Join world-class alumni

Follow in the footsteps of Strathclyde graduates who have made ground-breaking global achievements. Some of the University’s acclaimed former students include John Logie Baird - inventor of the television, James Blyth - who built the world’s first electricity-producing wind turbine, and Henry Faulds - the originator of fingerprint identification.

Strong links with industry

The University of Strathclyde has local and global links with industry, businesses, and the voluntary and public sectors. The Technology and Innovation Centre on campus is home to companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, SSE, Scottish Power and the Weir Group.

The perfect location

Live in the centre of one of the UK’s largest, most dynamic and welcoming cities. Glasgow provides the perfect balance of culture and beauty, with historic castles and the beautiful Highlands within easy reach.

All the support you need to succeed 

Starting university is an exciting time. You’ll meet new people, learn new things and live on campus with other students. 

It can take some time to adjust to your new life as an international student, so we are here to support you and help you make the most of your time here. With our expert services, advice and assistance, we’ll make sure you succeed and enjoy your student experience at the University of Strathclyde. 

Support teams 

There are many people you can ask for help during your time at Strathclyde. There are dedicated teams for different topics, including: 

  • The Careers Service 
  • The Chaplaincy Team 
  • The Disability Service 
  • English Language support 
  • Funding & Financial Support Team 
  • The Information and Advice Team 
  • International Student Support 
  • The Student Counselling Service 
  • The Student Health Service 
  • Study Skills Service. 

Strathclyde is an inclusive learning environment. If you have additional needs, or any concerns, let someone know as soon as possible. 

Learn more about the support teams at the University of Strathclyde. 

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.

Yaseen from Oman

My time at the University of Strathclyde was truly enriching. The university's state-of-the-art facilities, inspiring faculty members, and comprehensive curriculum all contributed to a holistic learning experience. The teachers were not only knowledgeable but also approachable, fostering an environment where learning was engaging and collaborative.

Yaseen from Oman
Studied Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Engineering and Sciences
Graduated with BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

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