The University of Strathclyde is a world-leading technological university located in the heart of Glasgow – one of the UK’s largest cities. With more than 23,000 students from over 100 countries, the University of Strathclyde is a vibrant and welcoming place for international students from all backgrounds.
For more than 200 years, Strathclyde has been delivering academic excellence through world-class research and teaching, providing students with flexible and innovative learning in preparation for their chosen career path.
Want to learn more? We have compiled our top five reasons for choosing to study in Scotland at the University of Strathclyde below and if you wish to begin your application, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
Five Reasons to Study at Strathclyde
1. Careers and employability
The University of Strathclyde’s Career Service is dedicated to supporting students through their transition from studies to work. The service provides a quality, comprehensive careers education, information, guidance and job search consultancy for students, appropriate to their needs during their course and after graduation.
Careers Consultants offer up-to-date advice based on specialist sector knowledge. They offer a number of services; information appointments where they can give advice on graduate prospects, CV/application checking ahead of a job application, quick queries which are 15 minute appointments, practice job interviews which can be useful as many UK employers use different interview techniques and careers advice and guidance.
They have a service dedicated to international students, where they offer advice and can help students look for jobs internationally. All Strathclyde graduates are entitled to use the Careers Service for up to 5 years after graduation, through one to one support, and the online Careers Toolkit.
2. Rankings and reputation
Strathclyde won the Times Higher Education University of the Year prize in 2019 – becoming the first Scottish university to receive the UK-wide award twice - and the University was also recognised as the Scottish University of the Year 2020 by the Sunday Times Good University Guide.
3. Student support and facilities
From a state-of-the-art library to one of Scotland’s most dynamic student unions – Strathclyde has everything you need for an amazing student experience. Getting involved in the activities at the Students’ Union is a huge part of university life and is a great way to meet fellow international students and gain skills which are valued by employers. Student facilities include:
- 10-floor Union building with bars, restaurants and a café
- Over 170 clubs and societies
- Nearly 50 sport and fitness clubs
- Student Media Centre
- Strathclyde International Student Society
Strathclyde also transforming their campus, with investment set to reach £1 billion by 2025. Students will enjoy a new £60 million learning and teaching hub at the heart of the campus, which is due to open later this year.
The new development will also meet the needs of our student population growing in size and diversity. There is a projected growth of 30% in the number of our overseas students over the next five years. The building is set to be completed in 2021 and will benefit those commencing studies in September 2021.
4. Glasgow and Scottish location
Glasgow is world-renowned for the warmth, friendliness and humour of its people. Strathclyde loves welcoming international visitors to the city and are proud of the slogan – ‘People Make Glasgow’.
This hospitality was recognised by Rough Guide (Travel Guide) readers, who voted Glasgow the world’s friendliest city. The Strathclyde campus is based right in the very heart of Glasgow and National Geographic named Glasgow as one of its 'Best of the World' destinations.
As well as being in the heart of Glasgow, Strathclyde is only a few hours away from some of the most scenic and historic locations in Scotland. From the capital city Edinburgh to the Highlands, studying in Scotland provides no shortage of places to explore.
The University of Strathclyde has a generous scholarship offering for international students. For undergraduate applicants, scholarships vary per faculty and range between £2,000-5,000 per year of study, whilst for postgraduate applicants, they are between £3,000-10,000. Students will be assessed based on merit, as well as relevant extracurricular or professional experience/career development.
Study at Strathclyde
Are you interested in beginning your application to study at the University of Strathclyde? Arrange a free consultation online or in-person at SI-UK London today.