Shanghai skyline and Huangpu River

International students China


We have a long history of welcoming students from China to both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Strathclyde.

We currently have an active community of around 700 Chinese students studying across all four faculties and we'd love to see more of you here.

Strathclyde University enjoys excellent links with China and works closely with a number of Chinese institutions, engaging in joint research, knowledge partnerships and in running joint courses and articulation programmes.

Education links include:

  • China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) – Strathclyde University hosts the joint international space mechatronic systems technology research lab with the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology. This is the first time CALT has established a partnership with a university outside of China
  • Tsinghua University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Nanjing University
  • Fudan University
  • Wuhan University
  • Sichuan University
  • China Pharmaceutical University

Chinese Students Society

The Strathclyde Chinese Students and Scholars Association (SCSSA) is a very active Chinese Students Society registered both in Strathclyde Student Union and Chinese Embassy in the UK. The association is entirely run by Chinese students and its purpose is to serve every Chinese student and scholar in University of Strathclyde. 

Events include a Freshers' Week welcome party and a Chinese New Year celebration and other activities that promote traditional Chinese culture.

There's also an annual Chinese Burns Night hosted by SCSSA and EEE society for commemorating the great Scottish poet Robert Burns. SCSSA takes part in Strathclyde Diversity Week every year, to show and promote the Chinese culture and traditions and to communicate with other societies actively.

If you are a Strathclyde student or interested in Chinese culture, you can find the group on Facebook or Weibo.

We're sure you'll have a great time at Strathclyde!

China Alumni Group

If you would like to be involved in the China Alumni Group please contact the Alumni and Development Team at

The Confucius Institute at Strathclyde

We're proud to host the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools at the University of Strathclyde. This is a national centre that aims to strengthen education cooperation between China and Scotland, promote the development of Chinese language education and increase mutual understanding among people in China and Scotland. 

Entry requirements


Undergraduate first year entry (four-year degree programme) 

Huikao 80% on average, and at least 80% in the required subjects.

Provinces with no Huikao: 80% on average over six subjects, including required subjects.

Undergraduate second year entry (three-year degree programme) 

Huikao 80% on average, and at least 80% in the required subjects.

Provinces with no Huikao: 80% on average over six subjects, including required subjects.

Gaokao with at least 525 out of 750, or 70% (If the total mark is not out of 750).


GPA from a four-year undergraduate degree must be:
  • over an average of 70% for 211/985 universities
  • over an average of 75% for the rest of Chinese universities
Students interested in PhD must usually have a Masters and must include a proposal in their application.
For further information on entry requirements, you can contact our representative Lexy Docwra (

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to provide proof of English language proficiency from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Our IELTS requirement is 6.5, however some courses may look for more.

Improving your English

If you need to improve your English to meet the language conditions of your degree offer, you can take one of our ELT English language courses here without needing to re-take IELTS or another English language test

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.

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.

From Glasgow to London, it's just over one-hour flying distance and four hours by train.

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 some more places to eat.

Weather in Glasgow

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).

The weather in the UK is quite unpredictable, sometimes all four seasons can be experienced during one single day in Glasgow. There is not much snow during winter time, and the snow tends to melt fairly fast due to the fluctuating temperature.

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!

Contact us

In your country

The University has agreements with the following agencies in your country:


We’d like to show support for our students from Hubei Province during this difficult time with the Strathclyde-Hubei Scholarship (value of £5,000).


To be eligible for the Strathclyde-Hubei Scholarship, students need to fulfil the following criteria:

  • be a resident of Hubei (by Hukou /National ID)
  • hold a Conditional/Unconditional Strathclyde degree level offer letter
  • not hold any other scholarships awarded by Strathclyde

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, you should send the following to Liz Yang (, International Project Manager:

  • copy of your offer letter
  • your academic transcript
  • cover letter (if any)

If you are selected, you will be notified with a request to submit a copy of your ID/Hukou for verification purpose.

Please kindly note that once confirmed, this scholarship will be automatically deducted from the student’s tuition fee. The deadline for the scholarship application is July 31.

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

Current students