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We're a leading, international technological university located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city. We believe in ‘useful learning’ which guides our research, our learning and teaching and the way we work with businesses and organisations.

We have a long history of welcoming student from Australia, both on exchange and for full undergraduate and postgraduate courses. 

We have Student Exchange Agreements with six Australian universities:

  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Swinburne University
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Curtin University
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of South Australia

Under these agreements we send or host around 20 students each year to study Engineering, Science and Business.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for each course can be found on our course pages but here's some general information about applying as an international student.


Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia – ATAR ranking of 90 or above.

Queensland Senior Certificate – overall position of 4 or above.


Bachelors with Second Class Honours Upper/H2A from a recognised university.

Degree preparation courses

The University of Strathclyde International Study Centre offers international students, who do not meet direct requirements for a course, the option of completing an Undergraduate Foundation, International Year One or Pre-Masters programme. Upon successful completion, students will be able to progress to a degree level course at the University of Strathclyde.

How to apply

Apply through our course pages.

While you're here

Glasgow has so much to see and do while you're here.

Shopping and entertainment

Our music scene, bars and restaurants are renowned and we have the best shopping experience in the UK - second only to London.

There are museums, numerous sporting venues and more than 90 parks, with the oldest - Glasgow Green - a 10-minute walk from our campus.

Glasgow is also a great base for exploring Scotland's beautiful lakes and mountains or for flying to some of Europe's most attractive destinations.

Student union

The student union here at Strathclyde is a great place to grab a bite to eat and catch up with friends between classes.

Like us, it's based in the middle of the city centre and is an array of events, clubs and societies that you can join.

Eating out

There are loads of places to grab a quick sandwich or have a longer, relaxed lunch or dinner around here. Keep an eye on The List for places to eat.

Strathclyde International Society

Run by students, for students, the International Society is the first stop for all international students arriving at Strathclyde.

It's the perfect place to meet new people and learn about many different countries and cultures. You can learn more about Glasgow and Scotland too.

There are weekly international pub, movie and games nights which are regularly attended by more than 100 people from countries across the world.

The International Society loves to get out of the city for a bit of sightseeing too. Recent trips have included:

  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • Isle of Arran
  • Stonehaven
  • Isle of Skye
  • Ben Nevis
  • Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter trip)

If you're joining us here at Strathclyde, you can add the Strathclyde International Society as a friend on Facebook to keep up to date with what they're doing and where they meet. You can also email the team for any other information.

We're looking forward to seeing you at Strathclyde!

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Check out our scholarships database to find out more about all scholarships and funding opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students.