Financial information

How will I fund my time abroad?

  • Tuition fees continue to be paid to Strathclyde while you are on exchange.  YOU DO NOT PAY TUITION FEES TO YOUR HOST UNIVERSITY.
  • For Scottish & EU students, SAAS will continue to pay your tuition direct to Strathclyde.
  • International students studying abroad will continue to pay their regular tuition to Strathclyde for the period they are away.

  • Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to contact the Exchange Team in the Recruitment and International Office to confirm their tuition fee arrangements.



Can I apply for a student loan if I am studying abroad?

  • Yes you can. Generally any loans, scholarships or bursaries should not be affected if you study abroad.


Are there any scholarships available?

  • There are limited scholarships available for studying abroad.
    Take a look at the scholarships available.

  • If you are studying abroad as a compulsory part of your course, you may be eligible for a refund of your flight and medical insurance costs from SAAS. EU nationals are not elgible for this.
    Check here


Can I work while I'm on the exchange?

  • Most students will be attending the host university on a student visa which may entitle you to work on campus for a limited number of hours per week (usually up to 20 hours/week). You're not usually permitted to work off campus.

  • It's unlikely you will be able to secure a job until you reach the host university so you should not rely on this to fund your exchange in case this does not work out.

  • Take a look at the student feedback from previous exchange students to find out if any of them worked during their exchange.