International studentsArrivals checklist

Strathclyde Arrival Checklist: your essential to-do list

Welcome new Strathclyde student! Getting settled in a new city and starting university can be overwhelming, but don't worry, we've got your back. Here's a quick guide to essential things you need to do upon arrival:

Tuition Fees 

Settle your tuition fees online and complete registration for your programme.   Be aware that any payments made should contain your main course of study registration number to ensure funds are deposited directly into your tuition fee account.

You can find out more about paying your tuition fees including how to pay online here.


Registration arrangements for new international students can be found on the Registration web page.

Remember, if you are a continuing international student, you must complete the registration process for every year of your programme. You can find out more and complete your registration here

Welcome aboard!   Attend the Student Inauguration ceremony for an official welcome to the Strathclyde community.  Details will be sent to your University email.

Register with a local GP (family doctor) and dentist. It's free with the National Health Service! You can find details of how to do this on the Disability and Wellbeing Service web pages.

You can find general information about health and healthcare in Scotland on the UKCISA web pages.

Discover the Andersonian Library located in the Curran Building.  You can also access many of the Library's services online.  For full information please see here.  

Get insurance for your belongings with a reputable company;  we would normally recommend Endsleigh Insurance.

Once you have completed the registration process and updated your UK term address on PEGASUS you can request a Bank Letter to assist you in the process of opening a bank account while you are living in Glasgow.

Connect with the Strathclyde Students' Association and Sports Union for activities, clubs, and events. Find them in the Learning and Teaching Building!  Find out more: 

Navigating a new campus can be daunting, but fear not! By familiarising yourself with the main buildings, you'll not only avoid getting lost but also know exactly where to find support services whenever needed.

Forget wandering around lost, jump straight into exploring both your Strathclyde campus and Glasgow city highlights with our virtual Welcome Tour.

Don't wait – launch your virtual adventure today and start planning your amazing Glasgow experience!

Strathclyde's got you covered with a variety of cafes scattered across campus. Whether you're powering through lectures, fueling study sessions, or just grabbing a bite with friends, you'll never go hungry!

Check out their location and opening times here