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Study abroadFee-paying study abroad students

Strathclyde welcomes applications from international (non EU) students who wish to attend the University on a visiting, non-graduating basis for one or two semesters.   Before applying we recommend you consult the Exchange/Study Abroad Adviser at your home University to discuss this option and to check they are able to award you credit for the courses you successfully complete at Strathclyde.  Applicants attending the University on this basis will normally take a selection of undergraduate level classes/courses from levels 1 to 3 (1st year to 3rd year).

There is a different application process for EU nationals.  Before beginning an application, EU nationals should contact the Exchange Team on to clarify the application procedure. 

The Business School is currently unable to consider applications from EU nationals out with formal ERASMUS Exchange agreements.

Tuition Fee

The standard tuition fee for international (non EU) students undertaking a period of study abroad at Strathclyde is £7,250 per semester for all subject areas.

Application Process

Study Abroad Fact sheet 2020-21

Complete the online application below which includes an option to apply for campus housing.   Campus housing is guaranteed provided you apply by deadlines below.  You can check the range of accommodation options online here

Application Deadlines :-

Semester 1 - 15 May 2020
Semester 2 - 1 November 2020

Start your application now

As part of their application, applicants will be asked to upload the following documents :-

  • current academic transcript
  • passport information page
  • Recommendation Letter (from a member of Faculty or Tutor confirming your suitability for a period of study abroad)


English language requirements

If English is not your first language and you intend to study at Strathclyde for more than 6 months, you will usually require to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.  Please see Strathclyde's current English language requirements.


Dates for 2020/21

Semester 1

  • Campus housing opens: 12 September 2020
  • Semester 1 housing contracts run from 12 September - tbc
  • Recruitment & International Office welcome meeting: 14 September 2020
  • Welcome and registration week: 14 - 18 September 2020
  • Classes commence: 21 September - 4 December 2020 (11 week teaching period)
  • Revision and exams: 7 - 18 December 2020

Semester 2

  • Campus housing opens/closes: 10 January 2021
  • Semester 2 housing contracts run from 12 January - tbc
  • Recruitment & International Office welcome meeting: 11 January 2021
  • Welcome and registration week: 11 - 15 January 2021
  • Classes commence: 18 January - 02 April 2021 (11 week teaching period))
  • Spring break vacation: 5 - 16 April 2021
  • Revision week: 20 - 24 April
  • Exams: 19 April - 21 May 2021 

Visa requirements

Most non EEA students attending Strathclyde for one semester (less than 6 months) will be eligible to attend on a short-term study visa.  Depending on your nationality this may involve having your passport stamped by UK immigration on arrival or applying for a short-term study visa in your home country before you depart. To clarify which arrangements applies to you, check your eligibility

All applicants attending Strathclyde for 2 semesters (more than 6 months) must obtain a Tier 4 Student visa.  Once you have applied and your application has been approved by Strathclyde, the Admissions Office will send you the appropriate document (CAS) to enable you to apply for your visa.


Information & advice

For more information, including details of the University’s orientation and welcome activities, cost of living, health matters, the city of Glasgow and much more, please go to our international student support pages.

Our international student pages contain lots of useful information.