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University of Strathclyde

Glasgow, Scotland   |   Established: 1796   |   Famous for: Business, Education, Engineering, Law, Science

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The University of Strathclyde has over 15,000 undergraduate students whom the vast majority live on or close to campus in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland. Approximately 4,000 students are mature with additional work experience, and nearly 10% are studying from overseas. More than 7,000 students are studying postgraduate work, and nearly 45,000 students are studying part time. The University of Strathclyde boasts a large alumni community of 113,000 students, with more than a quarter based overseas.


Today Strathclyde is currently investing in the campus to support ambitions to become part of the world's community of leading international technological universities. The plan will feature a combination of new, state of the art buildings and refurbishment. The plan will feature a research centre to create state of the art manufacturing technologies, a world class teaching and research facility for drug discovery and development, and a Centre for Sport and Health designed to offer teaching, sport, research, and recreation facilities. In addition, a technology and innovation centre will help to create an exciting collaborative knowledge exchange and commercialisation zone that will stimulate greater partnership with industry and the city.

Along with improving the study environment for students, the plans will also include a 50% reduction of carbon emissions.

International Students

The University of Strathclyde attracts over 15,000 students from more than 100 countries and different qualifications. International students can search for their local British Council Office to see if their qualifications are acceptable for the University of Strathclyde. The International Foundation Programme Scotland- IFPS is available for international students if their previous school qualifications are not accepted by UK universities as an entry qualification.

For postgraduate study a first degree from the student's home university is required with a GPA of 3.0 or more and an appropriate level of English language.

The International Student Club meets weekly during the academic year and provides an informal forum for students to meet and get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere. Social events are planned, including day and weekend tours inside Scotland, international food evening events, trips to the theater and music concerts. Weekly international meetings on Wednesdays also provide a great opportunity for international students to meet and make valuable contacts.

To find more information about the club activities, email


Over 1,440 students live in the University's campus village in the heart of the John Anderson Campus. A further 400 live in University accommodation within close walking distance of the Campus. The University of Strathclyde offers dormitory that offer an independent lifestyle to retain privacy but still enjoy the company of students.

All first year undergraduate students who apply are offered a place in one of the residences, and there are also some spaces for second and third years. All new students who have satisfied every condition of entry to the university by 1 September and who will be attending for the whole academic year will be offered a place.

A dedicated Residence Services team is available all year for new students. All residences have Residence Assistants who are on duty outwith office hours to provide practical support and guidance. At the beginning of the term, students elect representatives to form Hall Committees that coordinate social events.

All flats in the John Anderson Campus Village have well equipped shared kitchens and are self serving. If students choose to opt for a dining meal plan, they can live in the Jordanhill Campus, where a cooked breakfast and dinner are provided on weekdays.

Life on campus is catered to students. At Strathclyde, there are more than 50 active clubs and societies to participate in, and the Student Union at Strathclyde serves as a centre for social activity. There are also other opportunities to join in social events as well, ranging from traditional Scottish celebrations to international events which reflect the cosmopolitan flavour of the residences.


The University of Strathclyde is located in Glasgow, Scotland, easily reached by air, rail, or road, with plenty of taxis to accommodate visitors. A shuttle bus is available between the John Anderson campus and the Jordanhill campus. Everything on campus is within 10 minutes walking distance.

The city of Glasgow is Scotlands biggest and most cosmopolitan city, featuring a vibrants arts scene, cutting edge music, and a legendary nightlife. It offers over 20 museums and galleries, and the city is home to the Scottish Opera, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and the Scottish Royal Ballet. A expansive amount of green space is located in the city centre, with 19th century landscaped parks and gardens surrounding students who require a balance to the urban pace of life. Students can also enjoy the highlands and islands which located just outside of Glasgow, less than an hour away.

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