International students Arrivals checklist

There are important things all international students should do when they arrive at Strathclyde to ensure a smooth transition into university life. 

Tuition Fees 

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

Please have the Registration number for your main course of study ready as you will need to provide this when making your payment. (This is particularly important if you have studied a pre-sessional course with the University of Strathclyde). 


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 course.  You can find out more and complete your regstration here

This is your formal welcome from the Principal of the University of Strathclyde, your Faculty Dean, and also your Strath Union President.

Details will be communicated to you via your University of Strathclyde email address by your Faculty or your Department. 

It is important that you register with a GP in Glasgow as soon as possible.  All students are entitled to free access to the National Health Service.  You can find out how to register with a doctor and access a dentist here.

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

The Andersonian Library is in the Curran Building, but you can access many of the Library's services online.  For full information please see here.  You will already have access to PEGASUS; you should ensure you check your Strathclyde email inbox regularly as important course and visa information is provided via email. 

As you are living away from home you should arrange insurance for your personal possessions so that if anything gets lost or stolen you can replace it easily.  Endsleigh Insurance specialises in deals for students.  

You can find more information on the Endsleigh Insurance web site 

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. 


Your new Student Union is located in the Learning and Teaching Building on level 1.  It is run for students by students.  It is a great opportunity to meet likeminded students from Glasgow, Scotland and accross the world.  It is also home to a great variety of activity and sports clubs.  Find out more: 


Sports Union

It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the main buildings of the campus so you are aware of where support services are should you ever need to access them in the future.  

Why not take our virtual Welcome tour. This covers the campus and areas of interest in the city centre!

You can hide the tour route by clicking the visibility icon next to "Tours" on the right-hand side of the map. We hope you have a fabulous time in the wonderful city of Glasgow!

Our Cafes

We have a variety of places to eat all over campus. Whether you're here for lectures, studying or just visiting, you won't go hungry!

Check out their location and opening times here