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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 France, both on exchange and for full undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

At the moment we have over 200 French students at Strathclyde studying across all four faculties but we'd love to see more of you here.

We welcome applications from well qualified students.

Our Erasmus partners include Sciences Po for Politics and La Sorbonne for History. We also have a long-standing double degree with INSA Rennes in the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Getting here

You can fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Bordeaux (BOD), direct to Glasgow International Airport (GLA), from Lyon (LYS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) or from Nice (NCE) to Edinburgh Airport, all with Easyjet. You can also fly with Flybe from Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) into Glasgow International Aiport.

Glasgow city centre and our University campus is only 20 minutes away by car or by the airport bus from Glasgow International Airport, and around an hour from Edinburgh airport.

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!

Entry requirements


We recognise a wide range of European qualifications, including:

  • French Baccalaureate 
  • International Baccalaureate

For some degree programmes, we may expect you to have studied specific subjects within the Baccalaureate eg, where we ask applicants taking Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Highers for a specific subject(s), we may ask you for the same subject(s). 

For entry with the French Baccalaureate we require a grade of between 11/20-16/20. 


Licence or Maitrise with 12 or better or "assez bien".

For further information on entry requirements, please contact our representative Siobhan McGurk (

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) or the Pearson Test of English (PTE).


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


Our requirement is 62 overall (minimum competent score 51).

Other tests

Other English language tests may be acceptable so just get in touch for any advice.

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

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 and 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.

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.

If you're looking for a full Scottish breakfast, The Wee Guys Cafe is the place to be. Have a healthy lunch in Martha's where you're guaranteed fast, natural food to keep you going through those study hours. There are also so many great restaurants to suit all tastes: from Jamie's Italian and Prezzo, to Topolabamba and Cafe Andaluz to Wagamama and Ichiban, you'll never be stuck for somewhere to eat out.

Keep an eye on The List for some more places to eat.


Loans are available for postgraduate EU students. Take a look at the Student Awards Agency Scotland website for further information.

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

Current students

Courses in Engineering >
Course Entry Requirements


'France-Option Internationale du Baccalaureat including English and Mathematics at 14 with an overall score of 14/20

Aileen Alexander
t: +44 (0)141 548 3002

Chemical Engineering

Please contact Admissions Selector
Dr Iain Burns
t: +44 (0)141 548 2361

Civil Engineering

Please contact Admissions Selector

Contact: Dr Neil Ferguson
t: +44 (0)141 548 3181

Product Design Engineering
Please contact Admissions Selector

Sports Engineering

Please contact Admissions Selector

Caroline McGuire
t: +44 (0)141 548 2839

Electronic & Electronic Engineering
BEng - Baccalaureate 15/20
MEng -  Baccalaureate 16/20 

Dougie Grant
t: +44 (0)141 548 2097

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 
Please contact Admissions Selector

Contact: Dr Alex Galloway
t: +44 (0)141 548 3492

Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Please contact Admissions Selector

Contact: Iraklis lazakis
t: +44 (0)141 548 3070

Prosthetics & Orthotics
Please contact Admissions Selector

Contact: Christine McMonagle
t: +44 (0)141 548 3343
Courses in Humanities & Social Sciences >
Course Entry Requirements

Humanities & Social Sciences

French Baccalaureate/OIB Grade 12

Contact: Neil McGarvey/Shirley Darling
t: +44 (0)141 548 2583


Baccalaureate Grade 16/20 to include English or IELTS

t: +44 (0)141 548 3738

Primary Education

Please contact Admissions Selector


Social Work
Please contact Admissions Selector


t: +44 (0)141 444 8700

Speech & Language Pathology 
Baccalaureate Grade 15/20 
IELTS of 7.5 required


Sport & Physical Activity
Baccalaureate Grade 13/20

t: + 44 (0)141 548 3559
Courses in Science >


Course Entry Requirements

Biomolecular Sciences
Baccalaureate 14/20

Applicants must normally be studying 2 relevant science subjects

Contact: Dr Alan McCruden
t: +44 (0)141 548 3749

Please contact Admissions Selector
Chemistry with Drug Discovery  
Chemistry with Analytical Chemistry  
Forensic & Analytical Chemistry  
Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering  
Chemistry with Teaching  
Dr Mark Dufton
t: +44 (0)141 548 2440
Computer Science  
Software Engineering  
Mathematics & computer Science  

Contact: Admissions Team
t: +44 (0)141 548 3189

Baccalaureate Overall 14/20 including Mathematics 14 and English 14
Mathematics & Statistics Baccalaureate Overall 14/20 including Mathematics 14 and English 14
Mathematics & Computer Science Baccalaureate Overall 14/20 including Mathematics 14 and English 14 
Mathematics & Physics Baccalaureate Overall 14/20 including Mathematics 14, Physics 14 and English 14 
Mathematics with Teaching Baccalaureate Overall 14/20 including Mathematics 14 and English 14 
Mathematics, Statistics & Accounting Baccalaureate Overall 16/20 including Mathematics 16 and English 16
Mathematics Statistics & Finance Baccalaureate Overall 14/20 including Mathematics 14 and English 14 
Mathematics, Statistcs & Management Science Baccalaureate Overall 14/20 including Mathematics 14 and English 14 
Mathematics, Statistics & Economics Baccalaureate Overall 14/20 including Mathematics 14 and English 14
MMath Mathematics Baccalaureate Overall 18/20 including Mathematics 16 and English 15
Mathematics & Statistics Baccalaureate Overall 18/20 including Mathematics 16 and English 15

Contact: Dr Peter Davidson
t: +44(0)141 548 3658

Please contact Admissions Selector

Contact: Dr Alan McCruden
t: +44 (0)141 548 3749/2654
Physics MPhys
13/20 overall

BSc (Honours)
First Year Entry: 12/20 overall
Second Year Entry: 13/20 overall
Physics with Teaching  

Dr Nigel Langford
t: + 44 (0)141 548 3077
Courses in Strathclyde Business School >

For all Business degree entry requirements please visit the Strathclyde Business School website or contact Business School Admissions. 

t: +44(0)0141 548 4114