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Each year, we welcome a growing number of students from all over Canada. Popular courses to study among our Canadian students include our PGDE teacher training, MSc Forensic Science, and our LLB Law courses, including our two-year LLB Scots & English Law Graduate Entry. We have many more Canadian students who also study degrees across our four faculties: Business, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences and Science.

Find out what our Canadian visitors Charlotte, Mikayla and Sam thought about Strathclyde during their visit for our Forensic Science Summer School:

Living and studying within the heart of one of the world's friendliest cities is a fantastic experience for Canadian students. Glasgow’s transport infrastructure, including Glasgow international airport less than 20 minutes away, makes the city a great base to explore the rest of Scotland, the UK and Europe, and beyond.

We think Strathclyde is a great place to study, but don't just take our word for it! Below, Jessica MacDonald, LLB Law Scots & English Graduate Entry, from Ontario explains what she loves about Strathclyde from her home from home, Tim Horton's - which is right beside our campus!

Study abroad & exchange partners

Our exchange partnerships with universities across Canada allow students to study for a semester or a year abroad with us. Find out more on our study abroad web pages.

Glasgow City Innovation District

Scotland's first Innovation District, a hub for entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration, was officially launched at the University of Strathclyde. It builds on Scotland’s rich tradition of scientific excellence and industrial collaboration. We're proud to be at the heart of a thriving area that is creating a world of opportunities for research, business and academia.

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. Some courses may accept a lower GPA and will take into consideration your supporting documents. Please contact us if you are in any doubt. Applications are made directly to Strathclyde through the course webpage for postgraduate study. 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 at (

How to apply

For all undergraduate courses, the MSW Social Work, Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), and our LLB Law courses including the LLB Scots and English Grad Entry, applications must be made through UCAS.

Applications to Masters courses can be made through our course pages.

Find out more about the application process from Jessica

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

We're based in the centre of Glasgow, beside George Square - the city's iconic main square.

Glasgow is a vibrant and exciting city with lots of things to get involved in, no matter what your interests are. We have a world-renowned music scene, loads of sports events, more than 90 parks, and the Style Mile - the UK’s largest retail centre outside of London.

The slogan for the city is 'People Make Glasgow', and you'll understand how true this is when you get here!

Music & culture

Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music with an average of 130 music events across the city each week as well as playing host to a number of large festivals throughout the year, including:

  • Trnsmt - an indie and rock festival, that gathers international and local music acts and around 50,000 festival goers for one of the most exciting events of the summer. Trnsmt is held in Glasgow Green, only a 10-minute walk from our campus
  • Celtic Connections - Glasgow’s annual festival celebrating folk, traditional and Celtic music. More than 2,000 musicians from around the world come together for more than 300 events over 18 days
  • Glasgow Film Festival - one of the UK’s leading film festivals where audiences can experience the best in international cinema. The programme regularly features new local and international films from all genres

Glasgow is also home to Scottish Ballet and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Arts & history

Glasgow has Europe's largest free-to-view art collection!

There are a number of museums and art galleries across the city, like the beautiful Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum where you can discover everything from artists like Salvador Dali, to animals, Ancient Egypt, and much more.


Glasgow is one of the world's top five sporting cities and has hosted many fantastic international events including the Commonwealth Games 2014, the European Athletics Championships 2018 and the European Indoor Athletics Championships 2019.

Scotland's national football stadium and museum are also based in Glasgow.

Glasgow is home to Braehead Clan, a professional ice hockey team that competes in the Elite Ice Hockey League. You can catch a match at the 3,500 seater Braehead Arena not too far from the city centre.

Beyond Glasgow

Scotland is known for its natural beauty and fascinating history so it would be a shame if you missed out!

Strathclyde is less than one hour by train to the stunning Loch Lomond. You can also travel a little further and see some scenery you may recognise from movies and TV shows like Outlander, Skyfall and Harry Potter!

Our amazing location also means we're only a one-hour flight from London. If you prefer train travel, there are also plenty of trains leaving Glasgow for London every day. This journey normally takes under five hours.

Find out more about Discovering Scotland.


Weather in Glasgow is similar to London, with average temperature of 4°C during winter (6°C in London), and 19°C during summer (21°C in London).


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.