Strathclyde has a long history of welcoming students from South Africa, and we currently have a number of South Africans studying with us.
Students from South Africa have studied in all four of our faculties and at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Popular subjects for South African students include Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Law and Education Studies.
Academic staff at Strathclyde are currently working in partnership with colleagues at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) on research in Mathematics & Statistics. We also have research and teaching links with the University of Cape Town (UCT) in areas related to both Entrepreneurship and Biomedical Sciences.
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:
Isle of Arran
Isle of Skye
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!
Strathclyde has a multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre that caters for the spiritual needs of the entire University community, providing students of all religions with opportunities to worship, reflect and interact socially. In addition, Glasgow is home to many African churches, and the largest mosque in Scotland is less than 15 minutes walk from our campus.
For direct entry to undergraduate courses at Strathclyde we would usually look for students from South Africa to have the National Senior Certificate/IEB with five or more subjects at B/Grade 6/70% and matriculation endorsement.
Students with slightly lower grades may be able to enter Strathclyde degrees following successful completion of an Undergraduate Foundation programme at the Strathclyde International Study Centre. (Successful completion of the Foundation programme allows progression to second year of most Strathclyde Bachelor’s degrees.)
We'll usually consider applications for postgraduate study from students with an Honours degree from a recognised institution in South Africa, and who've achieved an overall B grade or higher.
Additionally, some Masters programmes require work experience. Please check the detailed entry requirements for each course.
If you wish to apply for a research degree you'd normally have to have a Masters degree and some experience of research work.
Our standard IELTS requirements are 6.5 overall, 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 without needing to re-take IELTS or another English language test.