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 New Zealand, both on exchange and for full undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
In the South Island, we have Student Exchange Agreements with Otago University in Dunedin which facilitates the exchange of students in Humanities & Social Sciences, Science and Business. In the North Island, our Business School has long established links with Auckland University of Technology, and more recently, the University of Waikato in Hamilton. Under these arrangements, we welcome around 12 students each year and send a similar number of Strathclyde students in return.
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!
Entry requirements for each course can be found on our course pages but here's some general information about applying as an international student.
We accept students with a University Entrance Certificate, a University Entrance Certificate with New Zealand Bursaries Certificate, or a University Entrance Certificate with a National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 3 (80 Credits).
A 2:1 Honours degree from a recognised university.
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.
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 have the best shopping experience in the UK - second only to London.
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 lakes 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.
Check out our scholarships database to find out more about all scholarships and funding opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students.