Brooklyn Bridge at dusk, New York City, USA

International students USA



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 warmly welcome all prospective American students interested in studying at Strathclyde.

The University is growing in popularity amongst students from the USA, who are recognising the quality of our degree programmes, teaching quality and research excellence across our four faculties: Business, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences and Science.

We have been joint hosts of the Scottish Fulbright Summer Institute for the last few years. We also host Fulbright research students every year.

Strathclyde also has a partnership with Fulbright to offer the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching. US teachers receive grants to study at a university, observe classes and complete a project pertaining to their field of educational inquiry during their time abroad.

Find out what some of our recent Fulbright students thought about the University of Strathclyde.


We have excellent links with the USA, including:

  • we're the lead institution in SU2P, a £2.4-million initiative between universities in Scotland and California, which is enhancing the economic impact of research in photonics and related technologies
  • the Scottish Space School, which is giving Scotland’s school pupils an insight into engineering and science. The residential school at Strathclyde gives 120 pupils a chance to work with leading engineers each year, and the top 12 prize winners are given an opportunity to meet with astronauts, engineers and scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in the USA

Our visitors spent some time travelling throughout Scotland while they were here.

Find out what they thought about our country:



Our Centre for Health Policy has partnerships with a number of US institutions, including New York University and Yale University.

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


Students require successful completion of the High School Diploma, plus one of the following:

Method 1

Old SAT: 1800 (600+ in Critical Reading, Mathematics, Writing) or New SAT: 1200 (600+ in Evidence Based Reading & Writing & Maths) or ACT: 27


Two AP examinations (in relevant subjects) at 4+ or two SAT subject tests (in relevant subjects) 600+

Method 2

Three AP examinations (in relevant subjects) 4+ or three SAT subject tests (in relevant subjects) 600+

A combination of AP and SAT subject tests are acceptable provided they are in different subjects.

Entry to some degree programmes requires SAT subject tests or APs in specific subjects eg Maths and Physics for Engineering. These subjects will be listed in the undergraduate prospectus. Please contact the department or International office if you are not sure.

For the new SATs we will not be looking for the optional essay and we will not be super scoring between the old and new tests.

How to apply

Applications are submitted through UCAS. Our selectors look at the entire application and further guidance on applying can be found by contacting Melissa Cunningham ( in the Recruitment & International Office.

For undergraduate students applying from the USA, please request that your transcripts are sent to the University of Strathclyde using the following codes:

  • Strathclyde SAT Code: 0841
  • Strathclyde ACT Code: 5318


A minimum GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Applications are made directly to Strathclyde for postgraduate study.

For further information on entry requirements, please contact our representative Melissa Cunningham (

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.

Take a look at US student Sarah Young's blog about her Strathclyde experience.

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.

Contact us

In your country

We have an agreement with Across the Pond. Find out all you need to know and how their team can help you by visiting Across the Pond's website.

You can also telephone Across the Pond on: +1-702-318-7127 or send the team an email.

On social media, you can like Across the Pond on Facebook or find them on Twitter, using @AcrossthePondUK.

Upcoming events and visits

Across the Pond representatives regularly attend events across the USA, and they would love to speak to you! Find out when a member of the team is next in your area by taking a look at our list of upcoming events and visits.

We're visiting

Our next visit

25 September 2018 Utah College Fair, Salt Lake City
28 September 2018 NACAC Counselors’ College Fair, Salt Lake City    
30 September 2018 Houston STEM College and Career Fair, Houston
1 October 2018 Idealist Grad Fair, Washington D.C. 
4 October 2018 Idealist Grad Fair, Chicago
12 November 2018 International College Options, Detroit
13 November 2018 International College Options, Chicago 
15 November 2018 International College Options, Denver


Fulbright - University of Strathclyde Award

The University of Strathclyde, in partnership with the Fulbright US Student programme, is offering the Postgraduate Student Award for the 2018 academic session.

Our partnership with Fulbright aims to foster intercultural understanding between the US and the UK through educational exchange, and we're delighted to offer this scholarship opportunity to students seeking to pursue a Master’s or PhD at Strathclyde that will help them fulfil their potential in their career and beyond.


The University of Strathclyde will accept students under the new Direct Loan programme and GI Bill. For assistance, please contact Carole Muir ( in the Finance office.

Federal Aid

Strathclyde is registered as a foreign school with the US Department of Education. This means that we can certify eligibility for Direct Loans and Direct PLUS Loans (graduate / professional students only)

You must be attending a course that leads to one of the qualifications below:

  • bachelor degrees
  • master's or doctorate degrees
  • first professional degrees

The University of Strathclyde's Federal Aid registration code is (FAFSA): 00980800. 

Find out more about the US Direct Federal Aid.

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

Current students