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The place of useful learning

Founded in 1796 as 'a place of useful learning', we're a leading technological University with around 23,000 students from more than 100 nations. We've an international reputation for teaching excellence with a five-star Overall Rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

Our campus is in the heart of Glasgow, one of the largest cities in the United Kingdom, and we're just a one-hour flight from London.

The best thing about Strathclyde is how world-class their research and facilities are. Your lecturers are all experts in their fields, but are also supportive and accessible if you need extra help or want to learn more.

Alice Tolworthy
Biomedical Engineering student

Times Higher Education awards 2019 logo - University of the Year winner.

Times Higher Education University of the Year - again!

We're delighted to have won Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019 - the only university to be awarded the UK-wide award for a second time! We have also been recognised for Widening Participation Initiative of the Year. 

Read more about our success

Study options

Thinking about undergraduate study?

Our virtual visits give you the opportunity to find out more about study and life at the University of Strathclyde. We’re hosting a number of online sessions throughout the coming months.

Virtual visits

Student life at Strathclyde

International students

We've a thriving international community with students coming here to study from over 100 countries across the world. Find out all you need to know about studying in Glasgow at Strathclyde and hear from students about their experiences.

International students

University of Strathclyde International Study Centre

We're home to University of Strathclyde International Study Centre, offering international students who don't meet direct academic entry requirements the option to complete preparation programmes. They include our Undergraduate Foundation, International Year One and Pre-Master programmes.

International Study Centre
Karthik Nagendra, Advanced Mechanical Engineering student
Strathclyde has a very modern approach to solving current day problems and the effective solutions that are brought about daily makes it a fantastic university to study at.
Karthik Muthoor Nagendra
Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Materials

The Strathclyde Student Pledge

The entire Strathclyde community is fully committed to ensuring and delivering to you the highest quality learning and student experience and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you on campus in the near future.

Read our Student Pledge

Campus 2020

We're planning for the return to campus and we want to ensure you'll have an excellent student experience, whether you're a returning student or a new student joining us this autumn.

Find out more about our plans

Scholarships, fees & funding


We've a wide range of scholarships across subjects within science, engineering, humanities and business.

Search our scholarships

Fees & funding

There are lots of ways to fund your time at Strathclyde. Find out more about fees and funding opportunities.

Find out about fees & funding

Covid-19 Hardship Fund

The University and Strath Union Student Support have launched a joint Covid-19 Hardship Fund to assist students who are facing hardship as a result of the current pandemic.

Apply for the Covid-19 Hardship Fund

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Vertically Integrated Projects for Sustainable Development

Our Vertically Integrated Projects for Sustainable Development programme is the first of its kind in the UK and offers students a unique opportunity.

  • work in project teams with academics, postgraduate researchers & undergraduates
  • contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals
  • earn credits towards your degree
Learn about our Vertically Integrated Projects

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