International studentsInternational Student Support Team

The International Student Support Team is at your service!

The University of Strathclyde's International Student Support Team (ISST) is here to help you make the most of your time here. We offer specialised guidance and information on the following:

  • Study-related immigration: We help you navigate visa applications and requirements.
  • Personal issues: Facing challenges? We can connect you with relevant university and external support services.

How can we help you?

  • Please email us first: Send your enquiry to ISST staff for an initial assessment. We'll let you know if an in-person or Zoom appointment would be helpful.
  • Private consultations: We offer confidential appointments in person or via Zoom (for registered students only).
  • Telephone & third-party enquiries: Unfortunately, we can't offer individual immigration advice by phone or to someone else without your consent.

Important notes

  • We can only provide immigration advice once you've accepted an offer to study at Strathclyde.
  • Use your university email address when contacting us.
  • Include your registration number for verification.

Don't hesitate to reach out! We're here to support you every step of the way.

Starting your studies in the UK can be exciting but also daunting. Don't worry, we're here to help you navigate everything from daily life to visas and beyond!

Living in the UK? We've got tips!

  • Adapting to a new culture? Find information and advice on adjusting to life in the UK.
  • Visa questions? No problem. Our specialized advisors offer confidential student visa guidance.
  • Feeling overwhelmed? We connect you with University support services for everything you might need.

Need to chat? We're here to listen!

  • Appointments available: Schedule one-on-one consultations to address your specific concerns.
  • Let's connect! Join our vibrant community through:
    • International Welcome Programme: Get settled and meet fellow students.
    • International student events: Find activities and make friends.
    • International CafĂ©: Relax, socialize, and enjoy different cultures.
    • Themed events: Explore diverse interests and celebrate global occasions.

Stay informed, stay connected!

  • Weekly International Update: Get the latest news and announcements directly to your inbox.
  • Immigration Updates: Stay up-to-date on visa regulations and changes.
  • Social media: Follow us for news, events, and fun!
  • Information sessions: Attend Q&A sessions on various topics relevant to you.

Thinking about your future? We can help!

  • Working after studies: Explore your options and get career guidance.
  • Graduate Route: Understand this new visa pathway and its implications.

Remember, you're not alone! We're your dedicated support team, here to advise, guide, and direct you to the resources you need to thrive at Strathclyde and beyond. So reach out, get involved, and make the most of your amazing international journey!

Navigating immigration during your studies can be tricky. If you need support, check out our helpful resources below. But please remember:

  • We can't give individual immigration advice until you've applied and been accepted to study at Strathclyde.
  • Appointments are only available for registered students, and only by email or phone (no in-person or Zoom meetings for applicants).

Visa extensions

Entry clearance applications

Graduate Visa

Lost or stolen BRP


Insider tips from the International Student Support Team!

Forget guidebooks, we're your one-stop shop for Glasgow insider tips! Buckle up and get to know the International Student Support Team, your secret weapon for an unforgettable adventure in this vibrant city

Amanda, the cat enthusiast

  • Meow-gical must-visit: Purrple Cat Cafe, purrfect for feline cuddles near campus.
  • Secret sightseeing spot: Glasgow Necropolis, best enjoyed with a warm coffee on a crisp winter day.
  • Embrace the lingo: "Och aye!" - a handy phrase for any situation, from surprise to agreement.
  • New student advice: Dive in! Get involved, connect with locals, and volunteer in local organisations. Don't let the ever-changing Scottish weather dampen your spirits!

Alison, the dog walker and art enthusiast

  • Art immersion: Kelvingrove Art Gallery, a stunning building housing incredible art collections.
  • Family fun: Rouken Glen Park, with its charming waterfall, peaceful pond, and playful swans and fish.
  • Language challenge: Immerse yourself in the rich Scottish language - who knows, you might be a Glaswegian speaker by graduation!

Cindy, the sushi & owl lover

Laura, the chocoholic adventurer

  • Scottish food heaven: Ardnamurchan, where your taste buds will thank you.
  • Free art fix: City Centre Mural Trail, starting from campus and leading you on a colorful urban exploration.
  • Adventure awaits: Explore Scotland, especially the breathtaking Highlands and Islands, whenever you have the chance!