Why Strathclyde?
The place of useful learning
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    Number 1 in the UK in seven subjects

    (Complete University Guide 2019)
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    We’re a 5-star QS-rated University

    (2017-20)
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    Glasgow’s the 8th best city in the world

    (Time Out: The 48 best cities in the world in 2019)
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    Top 20 UK university for research

    top 20 UK university for research intensity according to the Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014

Studying in Glasgow - what our students say

Our students tell us all the time that they love living and studying in Glasgow. From great live music, sporting events and dining out, to shopping, diverse culture and a vibrant nightlife, there's so much to see and do.

But don't just take our word for it! Hear from some of our current students on their experiences of what makes Glasgow such a great place to live and study.

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We are international

Glasgow is a vibrant multicultural city, and the University is home to over 23,000 students from 100+ countries.

Find out more about what it's like to be an international student at Strathclyde, information about applying, and the contacts from our International Office for your country.

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The world's friendliest city

Glasgow is world-renowned for the warmth, friendliness and humour of its people. We love welcoming visitors to our city and we're proud of our slogan - 'People Make Glasgow'!

This hospitality was recognised by Rough Guides readers, who voted Glasgow the world's friendliest city! Find out more about Scotland's largest city, our culture and what our students think about studying here.

Kellie Barnes, Marketing exchange student from RMIT Melbourne, Australia, outside Strathclyde Business School building
Jump in and take advantage of all the opportunities that Strathclyde offers, it is a really supportive environment to take whatever path you choose (I am already thinking about coming back for postgraduate study!).
Kellie Barnes
Marketing (BA)
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Top 20 UK university for research

Research is of central importance in everything we do. It informs our teaching and helps us to make a difference to business, industry and society as a whole.

We're in the UK’s top 20 universities for research intensity according to the Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014.

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Workplace-ready graduates

We offer a flexible, innovative learning environment where you'll enjoy a first-class experience. We're known for our excellent industrial placements and opportunities to study abroad. And we're committed to producing graduates who are ready for the workplace.

Our Careers Service works with students and graduates to help you choose and manage your career.

Find out about studying with us.

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Scholarships & funding opportunities

We have a wide range of scholarships across subjects within science, engineering, humanities and business, for international and local students alike.

We also offer access to funding for eligible students in areas such as childcare and living costs.

Find out more about our scholarships & funding opportunities.

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World's most beautiful country

Living in Glasgow, you're never far from our stunning scenery and diverse culture.

The dramatic Highlands are as close as 30 minutes by train, and the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond are also on our doorstep. Meanwhile it's less than an hour by train to our historical capital, Edinburgh.

Voted the world's most beautiful country by Rough Guides readers, find out all you need to know about exploring Scotland.

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#Strathlife

Strathclyde is a vibrant and cosmopolitan community of around 23,000 students from over 100 countries. There's so much to get involved in and our Students' Association has over 130 clubs and societies.

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£1 billion campus investment (2008-2025)

We're transforming our campus, with investment set to reach £1 billion by 2025. We're creating a first-class working and learning environment for our students and staff.

Thomas Redpath, Chemistry with Drug Discovery student
The city is tremendous and much like Strathclyde, there is a great mix of people from all backgrounds.
Thomas Redpath
Chemistry with Drug Discovery (MChem)
Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network

Enterprising students, staff & graduates

We work with staff, students and alumni to realise their entrepreneurial potential. Let us help you turn your ideas into reality.

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Our partnerships

We've partnerships with other leading universities, businesses and public sector agencies. Together, we're at the forefront of international research and development in our strategic themes.

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Careers service

Our Careers Service is available to all students and graduates for up to 5 years following completion of your studies. Find out how we can help you with your career, develop skills and apply for jobs.