Long tale boats at a beach in Thailand

International students Thailand


Ms Supawan Ponin (Praew), a representative from McDucation, a Thai student recruitment agency, came to visit Strathclyde, Glasgow and Scotland. She met up with some of our Thai students.


We currently welcome more than 110 Thai students each year across all four faculties. Students come to study our wide range of courses in business including management, marketing, HRM and finance, as well as our wide range of engineering and supply chain courses.

We also attract OCSC sponsored students particularly for biomedical sciences, as well as Law students across our wide range of LLM courses including Employment and Labour Law and Commercial Law.

We have an active Thai Student society in Glasgow.

Thai students' society

Thai students at Strathclyde can get involved in the Strathclyde Thai Students in Glasgow (STHSIG) student society, which welcomes Thai students each year. Most of the activities include all Thai students in Glasgow, and sometimes from Edinburgh as well. Activities include making merit together on important Buddhist Festivals such as Songkran. There are also many outdoor activities such as summer BBQs, white water rafting, hiking, skiing and snowboarding.

The group has joined with other Thai associations and Scottish community groups in a cultural exchange and participated in fundraising for the Red Cross in Thailand.

What do our students think?

Thai student Vasitpol tells us what he thinks about Glasgow and our links to Europe!


Entry requirements


M6 holders will be required to complete a year of foundation studies before progressing onto second year of the undergraduate degree.

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.


A CGPA of 2.7-3.0 is required depending on the programme. Work experience will also be 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 (elena.connell@strath.ac.uk).

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.

A taste of home

Glasgow is a multicultural and diverse city and has many Asian restaurants and supermarkets, including Chaophraya, the largest Thai restaurant in Europe.

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!


Individual academic departments and faculties offer a range of scholarships for international students on their programmes, with awards of up to 50% of tuition fees.

We receive a number of students each year from major Thai sponsoring bodies, including the OCSC. Strathclyde also participates in a number of major international scholarship schemes that are open to students from Thailand, including the Chevening Scholarships.

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

Current students