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The place of useful learning

Founded in 1796 as 'a place of useful learning', we're a leading technological University with around 23,000 students from more than 100 nations.

Our campus is in the heart of Glasgow, one of the largest cities in the United Kingdom, and we're just a one-hour flight from London.

The best thing about Strathclyde is how world-class their research and facilities are. Your lecturers are all experts in their fields, but are also supportive and accessible if you need extra help or want to learn more.

Alice Tolworthy
Biomedical Engineering student

Times Higher Education awards 2019 logo - University of the Year winner.

Times Higher Education University of the Year - again!

We're delighted to have won Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019 - the only university to be awarded the UK-wide award for a second time! We have also been recognised for Widening Participation Initiative of the Year. 

Read more about our success

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Thinking about undergraduate study?

Our virtual visits give you the opportunity to find out more about study and life at the University of Strathclyde. We’re hosting a number of online sessions throughout the coming months.

Virtual visits
The Times / The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. University of the Year shortlisted.
The Times / The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. University of the Year shortlisted.

Chat to a student ambassador

If you want to know more about what it’s like to be a student at the University of Strathclyde, a selection of our current students are here to help!

Our Unibuddy ambassadors can answer all the questions you might have about courses and studying at Strathclyde, along with offering insight into their experiences of life in Glasgow and Scotland.

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Student life at Strathclyde

International students

We've a thriving international community with students coming here to study from over 100 countries across the world. Find out all you need to know about studying in Glasgow at Strathclyde and hear from students about their experiences.

International students

University of Strathclyde International Study Centre

We're home to University of Strathclyde International Study Centre, offering international students who don't meet direct academic entry requirements the option to complete university preparation programmes. They include our Undergraduate Foundation, International Year One and Pre-Master programmes.

International Study Centre
Cameron Smith, Business Enterprise student
The biggest piece of advice I would give to prospective students is to be open to new things. While studying at Strathclyde some of the best experiences I had were the ones I never expected I would end up doing.
Cameron Smith
Business Enterprise

COVID-19: student information & FAQs

Take a look at our COVID-19 student information and FAQs, which cover learning and teaching, accommodation and financial impacts of the virus.

Student information & FAQs

Scholarships, fees & funding


We've a wide range of scholarships across subjects within science, engineering, humanities and business.

Search our scholarships

Fees & funding

There are lots of ways to fund your time at Strathclyde. Find out more about fees and funding opportunities.

Find out about fees & funding

Vertically Integrated Projects for Sustainable Development

Our Vertically Integrated Projects for Sustainable Development programme is the first of its kind in the UK and offers students a unique opportunity.

  • work in project teams with academics, postgraduate researchers & undergraduates
  • contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals
  • earn credits towards your degree
Learn about our Vertically Integrated Projects

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