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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 think Strathclyde is a great place to study, but don't just take our word for it, find out what Jessica MacDonald from Ontario thinks of life at the University.



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.

Take a look at Candian student Jessica MacDonald's blog about visiting the Harry Potter landscapes.

We're looking forward to seeing you at Strathclyde!

Entry requirements

The information below serves as a guide as to the entry requirements that we'll consider. As well as your academic achievements, we do consider your personal statement, reference, and any relevant work experience that you have.



A minimum of 75% in five acceptable Grade 12 subjects

British Colombia

A minimum of five B Grades in Grade 12 subjects


Five subjects at Grade 12, with a minimum of 70% in each subject


Five subjects at Grade 12, with a minimum of 70% in each subject

Nova Scotia

Five/six subjects at Grade 12 or CEGEP B/80%


70% or above in six Grade 12, U or M courses


Five/six subjects at Grade 12 or CEGEP B/80%



To be considered for a Masters degree, you should have achieved a four-year bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 70%, or B, or 3.0/4.0. If you wish to apply for a research degree you'd normally have to have a Masters degree and some experience of research work.

For further information on entry requirements, please contact our representative Melissa Cunningham.

How to apply

Apply through our course pages.

Get in touch

If you're in any doubt about the entry requirements, just get in touch and we'll be happy to help.

While you're here

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

Shopping & entertainment

Our music scene, bars and restaurants are renowned and we've one of the best shopping experiences in the UK.

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 lochs and mountains or for flying to some of Europe's most attractive destinations.

Strath 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.


Canada student loans

Students can utilise the Federal and Provincial Canada Student Loans programme to fund their studies at the University of Strathclyde. For information and applications, the following websites can be visited:

Canadian banks

The majority of Canadian banks offer student loans. Criteria for the loans are specific to each bank’s loan programme. Inquire directly with a local branch for information.

Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs)

A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a savings plan that is designed to grow until it is needed for financing post-secondary education. Information about RESPs and other federal education grants can be found at Revenue Canada. For assistance with your paperwork, please send a message to the relevant Strathclyde faculty below:

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

Current students