Study abroad

If you are a UK student, you may wish to embrace the opportunities at Strathclyde for studying abroad that will help you to develop your cultural awareness, build your confidence and develop a global network for your future career.

Spend up to one year of your course studying at a partner university in Europe or further afield.  Strathclyde has exchange agreements with approximately 250 universities worldwide including many institutions which offer courses in English.  Students get full academic credit for classes/projects successfully undertaken at the partner university.  For further information visit the Recruitment and International Office.

For students in the Strathclyde Business School, check out the Going Abroad information on the SBS website

Other international experiences can also be found on MyPlace

College of Europe - some funding available from Scottish Government for places each year

The Study of the US Institutes (SUSI) programme is for undergraduates who are interested in understanding the USA better alongside developing leadership skills. The 2023 SUSI programme provides students the opportunity to explore climate change along with its impact on communities in the American west, natural resources, and the local economy. Academic sessions over five weeks will explore clean energy, sustainable development, the risks of natural disasters, and the intersection of climate justice and community activism. Academic activities will be supplemented by opportunities to engage with the local community, including a weekend homestay, meeting with local environmental non-profits. The host institution will be identified at the time of participant selection. The programme will begin with an opening forum in Washington, D.C., bringing together participants of different Summer Institutes for networking, foundational leadership skills development, and exploring relevant topics from multi-regional perspectives. 

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25 
  • Be interested in chosen Institute topic 
  • Be a UK citizen 
  • Attend a recognised UK university 
  • Have at least one year of study remaining after the Institute finishes 
  • Have little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of Europe 
  • Not hold US citizenship or permanent residency 
  • Be eligible to receive a US J-1 Visa 

Candidates should also:

  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university and community activities 
  • Indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States 
  • Have sustained a high level of academic achievement 
  • Demonstrate commitment to community service and extracurricular university activities 
  • Be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful, and inquisitive 
  • Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive academic programme, community service and educational travel 
  • Be comfortable with campus life, prepared to share living accommodations, and able to adjust to cultural and social practices different from those of their home country 

The deadline to apply for this programme is Friday December 16, 2022.

Please find out more about the programme here.

Summer Schools in Europe.euoriginally founded by Utrecht Summer School, is the perfect starting point to explore Europe and to meet other students from all over the world. By taking a summer course in Europe you will develop your communication skills and team spirit, expand your horizons and open up your mind academically and culturally to meet the challenges of todays world. The cost for a summer school ranges from free to very expensive so search wisely!

Graduate Prospects: Study Abroad

Choose Italian - this video provides some excellent career case studies of students who spent time studying in Italy


Apple Languages

CESA Languages

Confucius Institute (Glasgow)

Don Quijote (Spain and Latin America)

Education First 

ESTP (France)