Strathclyde has a long history of welcoming students from Ghana, and there are currently more than 10 Ghanaians studying with us. Students from Ghana study in all four of our faculties and at both undergraduate and postgraduate level; popular subjects include Accounting & Finance, Biomedical Engineering, Law, Forensic Science and Electronic & Electrical Engineering.
Academic staff from the Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry are currently collaborating on research into solar cells with staff and students from the University of Ghana.
The University of Strathclyde offers a range of scholarship opportunities for international students and also participates in a number of major international scholarship schemes that are open to Ghanaians, including the Chevening Scholarships, the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme and the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme.
Ghanaian Students Association
Ghanaian students at Strathclyde can take part in the Strathclyde Ghanaian Students Association. The society provides opportunities for students and staff from Ghana to socialise, network and support one another, and to promote Ghanaian culture and heritage among the wider Strathclyde community.
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
- 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!
Strathclyde has a multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre that caters for the spiritual needs of the entire University community, providing students of all religions with opportunities to worship, reflect and interact socially. In addition, Glasgow is home to many African churches, and the largest mosque in Scotland is less than 15 minutes walk from our campus.
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) isn't normally sufficient for direct entry to Strathclyde undergraduate programmes and students with this qualification will usually need to take a foundation programme.
Students with IB, A-Levels or the American High School Diploma may be considered for direct entry.
We'll usually consider applications for postgraduate study from students with an Honours degree from a prestigious institution in Ghana, and who've achieved a second class degree or higher. Additionally, some Masters programmes require work experience. Please check the detailed entry requirements for each course.
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 Christopher Crame (email@example.com).
English language requirements
Students from Ghana are not normally required to take an IELTS test in order to study at Strathclyde. It is a UK visa requirement that all international students must submit some proof of the English Language ability, regardless of whether English is their first language or not, but we can usually accept a student’s WASSCE English Language qualification to fulfil this requirement, provided they have achieved a C grade or higher.
Some academic departments may request additional evidence of English-language proficiency, particularly where a WASSCE qualification is more than 10 years old. Additional evidence may include proof that students have studied at a university where English is the main language of instruction, or that they have worked in an English-speaking environment.
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.
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.
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.
A taste of home
Glasgow is a multicultural and diverse city and has many African restaurants and shops, including Solly's African Village - the oldest African supermarket in Scotland.
Our next visit
Contact our representative Christopher Crame (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
Individual academic departments and faculties offer a range of scholarships for international students on their programmes, with awards of up to 50% of tuition fees.
Strathclyde also participates in a number of major international scholarship schemes that are open to Ghanaians, including:
Check out our scholarships database to find out more about all scholarships and funding opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students.