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Night scene of Porto, Portugal, with Douro River



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 Portugal both on exchange and for full undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

At the moment we have over 50 Portuguese 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.

Getting here

Situated in the heart of the city of Glasgow, we're within easy access of all major transport routes. 

You can fly direct to Glasgow International Airport (GLA) from Faro (FAO) with Jet2, Thomson, Thomas Cook and easyJet.

There are also flights from Funchal (FNC) with Thomson and Thomas Cook.

KLM offers a flight from Lisbon (LIS) via Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Glasgow International Airport. 

The city centre is only 20 minutes away from Glasgow International Airport by bus or taxi.

Portuguese Society

The University of Strathclyde Portuguese Society brings together Portuguese people studying or working at Strathclyde. The society promotes Portugal and Portuguese culture within Strathclyde and the city of Glasgow.

To find out more about the society you can email them at or you can find them on Facebook. You can also visit the Portuguese Society page on the Union website.

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


  • Diploma de Ensino Secundário
  • International Baccalaureate


Licenciado with 14 or better.

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

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 & 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.


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.

Current students

Courses in Engineering >
Course Entry Requirements

Diploma de Ensino Secundário minimum 16, including Maths or Physics

Aileen Alexander
t: +44 (0)141 548 3002


Chemical Engineering

Please contact Admissions Selector
Dr Iain Burns
t: +44 (0)141 548 2361

Civil Engineering

Please contact Admissions Selector

Contact: Dr Neil Ferguson
t: +44 (0)141 548 3181


Product Design Engineering
Please contact Admissions Selector

Sports Engineering

Please contact Admissions Selector

Caroline McGuire
t: +44 (0)141 548 2839

Electronic & Electronic Engineering

BEng - Diploma de Ensineo Secundário Grade - average 16 inc Maths, Physics 17
MEng - Diploma de Ensineo Secundário Grade - average 17 inc Maths, Physics 18

Dougie Grant
t: +44 (0)141 548 2097

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 
Please contact Admissions Selector

Contact: Dr Alex Galloway
t: +44 (0)141 548 3492

Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

Please contact Admissions Selector

Contact: Iraklis lazakis
t: +44 (0)141 548 3070

Prosthetics & Orthotics

Please contact Admissions Selector

Contact: Christine McMonagle
t: +44 (0)141 548 3343
Courses in Humanities & Social Sciences >
Course Entry Requirements

Arts & Social Sciences

Diploma de Ensino Secundário at Grade 14

Contact: Dr Tony Anderson 
t: +44 (0)141 548 2583


Please contact Admissions Selector

t: +44 (0)141 548 3738

Primary Education

Please contact Admissions Selector


Social Work
Please contact Admissions Selector


t: +44 (0)141 444 8700
Speech & Language Pathology  Diploma de Ensineo Secundário Grade 17
IELTS of 7.5 required


Sport & Physical Activity
Diploma de Ensineo Secundário Grade 16

t: + 44 (0)141 548 3559
Courses in Science >


Course Entry Requirements

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Applicants must normally be taking two relevant science subjects
Diploma de Ensineo Secundário 17/20 overall

Contact: Dr Charles Kennedy
t: +44 (0)141 548 2202

Please contact Admissions Selector
Chemistry with Drug Discovery  
Chemistry with Analytical Chemistry  
Forensic & Analytical Chemistry  
Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering  
Chemistry with Teaching  
Dr Mark Dufton
t: +44 (0)141 548 2440

Business Information Systems

Please contact Admissions Selector
Computer Science  
Software Engineering  
Mathematics & computer Science  

Contact: Admissions Team
t: +44 (0)141 548 3189

MMath Mathematics  
MMath Mathematics & Statistics  
Mathematics & Statistics  
Mathematics & Computer Science  
Mathematics & Physics  
Mathematics with Teaching  
Mathematics, Statistics & Accounting  
Mathematics Statistics & Finance  
Mathematics, Statistcs & Management Science  
Mathematics, Statistics & Economics  

Contact: Dr Peter Davidson

t: +44(0)141 548 3658

Please contact Admissions Selector

Contact: Dr Alan McCruden
t: +44 (0)141 548 3749


Entry to Year 1: Diploma de Ensineo Secundário with 17
Entry to Year 2: Diploma de Ensineo Secundário with 18

BSc (Honours)
Diploma de Ensineo Secundário with 17

Physics with Teaching  

Dr Nigel Langford
t: +44(0)141 548 3077
Courses in Strathclyde Business School >

For all Business degree entry requirements please visit the Strathclyde Business School website or contact Business School Admissions. 

t: +44(0)0141 548 4114