Indian student Utkarsh sitting in Rottenrow Gardens in the Glasgow sunshine

International studentsIndia


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.

Strathclyde has a long history of welcoming Indian students, and we have over 150 Indian students joining the university each year.

Previous Indian graduates from the University have gone on to have successful careers in a huge variety of fields both in India and around the world including:

  • Ford Motors UK
  • AXA Insurance
  • Suzlon Energy Ltd
  • ABN AMRO Bank N.V
  • Schlumberger Oilfield Services
  • Price Waterhouse Cooper UK

Shreya's journey from India to Strathclyde

Shreya joined our MSc Architectural Design for the Conservation of Built Heritage programme and enjoyed support from our Indian Student Society before she even arrived in Glasgow.


The University is partnered with a number of leading Indian Institutions, including:

  • Manipal University
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • University of Calcutta
  • Indian Institute of Management – Kolkata
  • Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad
  • Institute of Management and Technology – Ghaziabad

Reshma's Strathlife

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Entry requirements


For entry to Strathclyde undergraduate programmes we'd look for 70-75% in all subjects taken at level XII and the same at level X. Marks should be particularly strong in the proposed area of study.


For entry to Strathclyde postgraduate programmes, we'd look for a first-class undergraduate degree (approx 60%) from a recognised Indian institution.

Although 60% is a general entry requirement we understand that the marking system in some of the states and national universities make it harder to achieve 60%, therefore we will accept 55% from University of Mumbai, University of Calcutta, University of Delhi etc.

Graduates from the IITs and IIMs will also be considered with marks in the region of 55%. 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 MacKay (

English language requirements

Find out more on English Language requirements.

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 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.

Find out what Physics PhD student Harikesh enjoys most about life at Strathclyde:

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.

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!

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