Istanbul, Turkey, sunset

International students Turkey


At Strathclyde, we hae a long history of welcoming Turkish students. There are currently around 25 students from Turkey studying with us. Turkish students study in all four of our faculties at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Popular subjects include Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering, Management, Marketing and Law. Our Erasmus partners in Turkey are the University of Haccetepe and Balikesir University for Pure & Applied Chemistry, and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) for Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering.

Spiritual Life

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. There are dedicated prayer rooms for Muslim students across our campus, and the largest mosque in Scotland is less than 15 minutes walk from our campus.

Entry requirements


Students with the state High School Diploma (Devlet Lise Diplomasi) may be considered for entry to Year 1 (of 4) of undergraduate degrees at the University of Strathclyde on a case by case basis, where they have achieved scores of over 85% overall in Grade 12 and in relevant subjects for their proposed degree course.

Devlet Lise Diplomasi holders may also enter Strathclyde via our Undergraduate Foundation Programme – students that successfully pass the Foundation programme may progress directly to Yr2 of their Strathclyde undergraduate programme, meaning that the total length of their degree is still just four years.

Students with IB, A-Levels or the American High School Diploma may be considered for direct entry.


To be considered for admission to a Masters, eg MSc, MBA etc, applicants should have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution.

Applications from Lisans Diplomasi graduates will  be considered on a case by case basis Typically applicants should have GPA of 2.8-3.0. taking institution of previous study and relevant work experience into account.

Applicants for postgraduate research should normally be in possession of a Masters degree in addition to a first degree at the prescribed level.

For further information on entry requirements, please contact our representative Christopher Crame (

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 academic requirements the option of completing an undergraduate foundation, International Year One or pre-Masters programme.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

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 with many Turkish and Middle Eastern restaurants and supermarkets. Halal food is widely available, including at all the University’s on-campus dining options.

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 Turkish sponsoring bodies, including the MEB. Strathclyde also participates in a number of major international scholarship schemes that are open to Turkish students, 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