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Welcome

Ciao e benvenuto in Strathclyde!

We're a leading, international technological university located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city. We have been known as the Place of Useful Learning since we were founded in 1796. This guides our research, our learning and teaching and the way we work with businesses and organisations.

Each year we welcome many Italian students who come to Strathclyde to study within our four faculties: Business, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences and Science.

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

We believe in useful learning which guides our research, our learning and teaching and the way we work with businesses and organisations.

Our links with Italy

We offer a number of masters courses in conjunction with Politchenico Di Milano such as International Master in Project Management and Global Master in Industrial Management.

Glasgow as a city has a long history of welcoming Italians who have settled in the city and made their mark on Glasgow culture.

Glasgow has many Italian restaurants dating as far back as the 1920s and has its own Italian festival during the summer.

Did you know? Glasgow is twinned with Turin in Italy.

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. The University of Strathclyde is proud to be at the heart of a thriving area that is creating a world of opportunities for research, business and academia.

Strathclyde services & support

At Strathclyde, there are many opportunities that you can take advantage of to make your time even more enjoyable and help you develop skills beyond your course:

  • our dedicated Careers Service runs events, workshops and drop-in sessions for our students and graduates to help with everything from presentation skills to CV writing and interview preparation
  • our International Student Support Team is on-hand to provide information and guidance to all registered international students. Students also have access to our Chaplaincy Centre, Student Counselling, and Maths Skills Support Centre & Study Skills
  • on campus accommodation - we have student accommodation conveniently located within our campus only a short walk from all of your classes and university services
  • Strathclyde Sport - our new sport complex is a state-of-the-art centre with more than 50 classes per week, sports courts and swimming pool
  • Students' Union - managed and run by Strathclyde students, the Union has a huge range of clubs and societies that you can get involved in as well as providing support and social activities for our students

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

We recognise a wide range of European qualifications, including:

  • the Diploma di Esame di Stato/Maturita
  • International Baccalaureate

For some degree programmes, we may expect you to have studied specific subjects within the Diploma di Esame di Stato/Maturita, 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 Diploma di Esame di Stato/Maturita we require a grade of between 65-95. 

Postgraduate

Diploma di Laurea with 100 or better.

For further information on entry requirements, please email pgenquiries@strath.ac.uk.

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).

IELTS

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

PTE

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

Other tests

Other English language tests may be acceptable. Take a look at our recognised English language qualifications.

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

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 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.

Sports

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.

The city 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 Glasgow 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

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).

We're visiting

Our next visit

We'll be at the following recruitment fairs:

  • Tuesday 13 October, Italy QS Virtiual Grad School Tour, 18:00 - 20:30
  • Thursday 15 October, Italy QS Virtual Grad School Tour, 18:00 - 20:30

You can contact our international officer Ashley Smith (ashley.smith.102@strath.ac.uk) for further information on upcoming visits.