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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've been welcoming students from Norway to Strathclyde for a number of years and we've a strong Norwegian alumni network across the world.

We visit Norway regularly to attend education fairs and to counsel students through our agent network.

Our partner institutions include:

  • University of Oslo
  • Bergen University College
  • Buskerud University College
  • NTNU
  • Vestfield

Nordic Society

The Nordic Society is open to all Nordics and Nordic-minded people. Its aim is to connect people across nationalities and cultures, and to help full-time and exchange students make friends while abroad.

The society meets roughly once every two weeks somewhere in the city centre to get together for social activities. The society has arranged events such as pub and sub crawls, dinner parties, and joint activities with other societies (eg Strathclyde International Society and Glasgow Uni Nordic Society).

You can contact the Nordic Society president by email at You can also find the society on Facebook.

Association of Norwegian Students Abroad

The Association of Norwegian Students Abroad (ANSA UK) currently represents the interests of over 3,000 Norwegian students throughout the UK. ANSA UK is very active at the University of Strathclyde.

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!

Entry requirements


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.


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 contact our representative Siobhan McGurk (

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 tests

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

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

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.

Student 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.

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.


Awards of £4,000 and £6,000 are available for postgraduate study through the University of Strathclyde International Scholarships (Instructional).

Loans are available for postgraduate EU students. Take a look at the Student Awards Agency Scotland website for further information.

Partial scholarships for Norwegian students

We offer a partial fee reduction to all Norwegian students registered for an undergraduate degree (BA, BSc, MSci, MEng, LLB). This is worth £2,000 per year of study.

For further information, email Heather Black ( with your full name, registration number and course of study. A letter will be provided for you to show at registration in September.

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

Current students