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 students from Latvia for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate study.
At the moment we have around 30 Latvian 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.
Situated in the heart of the city of Glasgow, we're within easy access of all major transport routes.
You can fly from Riga International Airport to Glasgow International Airport with Ryanair.
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!
The University of Strathclyde recognises a wide range of European qualifications, including:
- the Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību
- International Baccalaureate
For some degree programmes, we may expect you to have studied specific subjects within the Atesttãts par vispãrejo videjo izglitibu 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 Atesttãts par vispãrejo videjo izglitibu we require a grade of between A-C.
Bakalaurs with 7 or better.
For further information on entry requirements, please contact our representative Siobhan McGurk (email@example.com).
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 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.
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.
Latvian food is among the dishes served at Cafe Cossachok, which is a short walk from the University. There is also an eastern European shop on High Street, very close to the University, where you'll be able to find a taste of home!
There are also 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.
Contact Siobhan McGurk (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details of visits.
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.