Architecture students

Architecture International students

We welcome students from across the world to study with us at the Department of Architecture. We have a thriving study and research community and we're consistently rated among the best architecture schools in the UK.

We have links to over 25 universities from across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Visitors to Scotland will find one of the most beautiful countries in the world, both through the quality of its architecture as well as the stunning natural environment and landscape.

Entry requirements

Use our course search to find detailed entry requirements for all our architecture courses.

In addition to academic qualifications, we also ask applicants to provide a portfolio of their creative work.

For entry to the undergraduate course BSc Architecture Studies, the portfolio should be in PowerPoint format (12 slides maximum) and should demonstrate your creativity, skills and spatial awareness of 3-D form and should include as broad a range of work as possible, for eg:

  • freehand drawings
  • architectural sketches
  • photographs
  • life drawings
  • paintings
  • sculpture
  • model-making

For entry to the two-year postgraduate MArch Advanced Architectural Design/MArch Architectural Design (International) your portfolio should include projects from your past course of study, which must document your knowledge and proficiency over a range of topics, including design, technology and cultural studies. Only academic work is admissable.

For entry to one of the postgraduate taught courses, please see entry requirements on course pages or contact the course director for specific requirements. 

Strathclyde international community

Find out everything you need to know about studying at Strathclyde in our international students section.

If you have questions about accommodation, fees, scholarship opportunities, English language teaching or how to join the Strathclyde International Society, we'll have the answers for you.