Stavanger, Norway, at night

International students Norway

Welcome

Hei og velkommen til 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 Norwegian 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 Norway. 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.

Glasgow is the third biggest city in the UK but with the total population of the city around 650,000, the size isn’t too overwhelming for our students.

Glasgow is also very well connected to more rural areas and our Norwegian students can be out in nature, enjoying fresh air and outdoor sports in less than an hour!

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

Find out what Norwegian student Sophie thinks about life at Strathclyde

Our links with Norway

We have alumni and partner universities across Norway including BI Business School and the University of Oslo.

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

For undergraduate study we require the Upper secondary Leaving Certificate (Vitnemal), final examinations of grade four or above. English at grade four or above may substitute the need to take an additional English language test such as IELTS.

Postgraduate

To be considered for admission to a taught Masters course applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree with an overall average of C or better. For admission to research applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree with an overall average of B or better and should also be in possession of a Master's degree and some experience of research.

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

English language requirements

English at grade four or above in Upper secondary Leaving Certificate (Vitnemal) can be accepted to meet the English language requirements.

Other English language tests

Our IELTS requirement is 6.5, however some courses may look for more. Our requirement is 62 overall (minimum competent score 51).

Degree preparation courses

Our International Study Centre offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet direct requirements the option of completing a pre-undergraduate or pre-Masters programme. Find out more about courses, opportunities on offer and contact details for international students.

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.

You can also take advantage of the Glasgow Climbing Centre, where you can practise your skills indoors before heading out of the city to try it on some of our mountains.

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!

Scotland has some great ski destinations if you head out of the city and further north, ski resorts like The Cairngorms, Glenshee and The Nevis range are all accessible by public transport and you can have a look at the resorts on Visit Scotland.

If you do want to hit the slopes but don’t have the time for a full weekend or want to practise, there is an indoor ski slope just outside the city.

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).

Scholarships

Humanities & Social Sciences

The Dean's Norway Scholarship is available for Norwegian students looking to study in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Business School

The Dean's Norway Scholarship is available for Norwegian students looking to study at postgraduate level in the Business School.

More scholarships & funding opportunities

Check out our scholarships database to find out more about all scholarships and funding opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Current students