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Chart your course to Strathclyde!

Fly to Strathclyde with Clarity Travel

Excited to embark on your Strathclyde adventure? We're thrilled to offer access to Clarity Travel, our dedicated travel provider! They've opened an exclusive online portal just for Strathclyde students, making booking your trip to Glasgow a breeze.

Find out more about Clarity Travel.

Glasgow Airport:  your landing zone

Touch down at Glasgow Airport, the gateway to your Scottish adventure! Located just outside the city centre, it's your main hub for transatlantic and international flights. While the University doesn't offer pick-up services, we've got your back. Dive into our helpful guide for smooth sailing through immigration, baggage claim, and choosing your perfect onward travel option. Ready to explore? Let's go

eGates for International Students: your passport to a smooth arrival

Here's a summary of when you can use the eGates at the UK border, depending on your visa type and nationality:

Student visa 

Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, USA: Yes, you can use the eGates.  Just keep copies of your travel documents and boarding passes for registration with the University.

EU/EEA/Swiss: You're also eligible for the eGates. Don't forget to keep your travel documents and boarding passes for registration with the University.

Other nationalities: You'll need to speak with a Border Force Officer upon arrival.

Standard Visitor visa (for Study)

Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, USA, EU/EEA/Swiss: You have options! Use the eGates or speak with a Border Force Officer. Remember, no passport stamp but you can study for up to 6 months. Keep copies of your travel documents for entry confirmation and registration at the University.

Applied for a visa before arrival (same countries as above): eGates are open for you! Bring your travel documents for registration at the University.

Other nationalities: You'll need to speak with a Border Force Officer upon arrival.

In all cases

  • Double-check the validity dates of your visa and passport.
  • Be prepared to answer routine questions at the border.
  • Relax and enjoy your exciting journey to Strathclyde!

Tip: Always check the official UK government website for the latest information on eGates and border entry requirements: https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control

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