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University of Strathclyde

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

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The University of Strathclyde was founded in 1796 as the Andersonian Institute and was awarded university status in 1964. It currently has almost 20,000 students from 100 countries on a single campus in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland. The university was awarded University of the Year in 2012 and Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2013 by Times Higher Education.

The university is known both for its business school and links with industry. The school is one of only 55 in the world that is ‘triple accredited’ by all three major bodies, and recently opened another branch near Delhi. Many specific courses, such as product design and innovation or international business with modern languages have been specifically designed with industry experts. The engineering faculty is the biggest in Scotland and has the biggest electrical power engineering and energy research facility in Europe.

Services for International Students

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 theatre and music concerts. Weekly international meetings on Wednesday’s also provide a great opportunity for international students to meet and make valuable contacts.

Pre-sessional and in-sessional English courses are available for up to 24 weeks for pre-sessional and 10 weeks for in-sessional courses. International students are also entitled to up to 4 hours per week of free English language tuition and support. The Information and Advice Staff are also available to help with other issues such as visas, employment and accommodation.


Currently, the University of Strathclyde is ranked 42nd by The Times, 26th by The Guardian and 41st by The Complete University Guide. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 48% of research submitted was considered ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, with pharmacy, business management studies and law taking the top grades. The business school is in the top 10 in the UK and top 40 in Europe with 65% of staff conducting research that is at least ‘internationally excellent’.


Over 1,440 students live in the University of Strathclyde’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 halls of residence arranged into flats with a shared kitchen. 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 as well as postgraduates. The university offers a web service to connect landlords and students who wish to move off campus after the first year.


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 Scotland’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city, featuring a vibrant 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. An impressive 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.

Famous Alumni

  • John Logie Baird (Inventor of television)
  • Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand)
  • Ed Bryne (Comedian)
  • Sinjay Jha (Co-CEO of Motorola)
  • Tom Hunter (Entrepreneur)

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