International Study Centre

Why study in Scotland?

Benefits of studying in Scotland

The UK is respected around the world for its high-quality education system. It is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each country has a unique identity and heritage, and Scotland has lots to offer students who want to study abroad.

Scotland is the most northerly country in the UK. In Scotland, you can experience art and culture, as well as history, heritage and stunning natural wonders. The country also has a thriving food scene, which is influenced by its multicultural people and rich history.

People from all over the world choose to study in Scotland, and Scottish universities attract more than 50,000 students from over 180 countries every year. Scotland is known throughout the world for its excellence in education. Some of the most established research universities in the world are based here.

The University of Strathclyde is located in the Scottish city of Glasgow, which is a safe and welcoming place for international students. The cost of living tends to be lower in Scotland than in England, and Glasgow was ranked the 5th cheapest student city in the UK (QS Best Student Cities 2018). This means that your money goes further, so you can enjoy the city, explore the surrounding countryside and make the most of your time here.

Work after study

Start your career in the UK with the new Graduate Immigration Route – a two-year post-study work visa for international students graduating from UK universities. If you begin your studies after autumn 2020, you’ll be able to work for up to two years after graduating with your valid Tier 4 visa. Study a pathway programme and take the first step towards working in the UK.

Discover the Graduate Immigration Route

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