Singapore City skyline

International students Singapore


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 Singapore for many years, particularly in engineering, business and finance related courses. We also welcome many Singaporean undergraduate students coming on exchange each year from NUS for Architecture and NTU for Engineering and Business and we also send many Scottish students to these institutions in Singapore.

Singapore is also an international centre for delivery of the Strathclyde MBA, a triple accredited MBA programme. We have an alumni group in Singapore.

Singaporean Society

We have an active student Singaporean Society (USSS) which welcomes Singaporean students each year, as well as having a membership which includes other nationalities such as Scottish, Irish, Chinese, Australian and Fijian.

Students celebrate Singaporean and Scottish culture, holding three main dinners annually to celebrate Chinese New Year, Diwali/Eid and Christmas, as well as a dinner and dance in London. They also hold sporting events, which involve the various Singapore societies playing sports against one another and Spring Games - involving the Singapore Societies of Scotland playing sports against the Malaysian Societies. The Singapore Societies of Glasgow also have several ceilidhs through the year.

The society has strong partnerships with the overseas Singaporean Unit, the High-commission and other Scottish universities and also helps to pass down internship opportunities from Singaporean companies.

We have a chaplaincy that caters for all religions and includes the prayer room of the Muslim Society here at the University. There's also a Mosque in the city centre, 10-15 minutes walk from the campus.

Tan, exchange student

Tan is an engineering student at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He recently chose Strathclyde as his study abroad option and loved every minute of it. Hear his story!

Entry requirements


IB and A level are acceptable for entry directly to undergraduate degree programmes. Please see entry requirements for each subject area for further details. Students with high grades may be eligible for second year entry.

Diploma-holders may be eligible to enter into an advanced year of entry (typically entry to Year 3 of a four-year degree programme), but confirmation would be given once a transcript is provided for assessment.


Generally, a minimum of a second class honours degree from a Singaporean university is required. Relevant work experience is also taken into consideration. Please check the detailed entry requirements for each course.

For further information on entry requirements, you can contact our representative Elena Connell (

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).

Our IELTS requirement is 6.5, however some courses may look for more.

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

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.

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. Keep an eye on The List for places to eat.

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!

We're visiting

Our next visit

Our representative, Elena Connell, will be in Singapore in February attending theRightU fair on 28th and the British Council Study UK Fair on 29th February.

Contact Elena Connell ( for information on other upcoming visits


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

Current students