Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • The University of Strathclyde provides online pre-arrival information and an airport meet and greet service (for which students can register online).
  • In Semester 1 a week of orientation activities is held. This includes orientation sessions, campus and city tours, bank account opening sessions, social activities and much more.
  • In Semester 2 we offer the airport meet and greet and a welcome fair for new international students.

English Language Requirements

  • The university’s general entry requirements are IELTS 6.5, with no less than 5.5 in each component.
  • Some courses may require a higher, or accept a lower result. Students are advised to check the requirements of the specific course of interest.
  • Students with alternative English Language qualifications or who have lived and studied in a majority English-speaking country may not be required to take the IELTS test. Please contact the university for further guidance.

Accommodation for International Students

  • New undergraduates are given high priority for accommodation as long as they apply (and have an unconditional academic offer) by a defined date in August, following UK exam results.
  • All university accommodation is self-catered, with Wi-Fi, heat and light included.
  • International students are dispersed throughout the accommodation.
  • Accommodation contracts run from September to June for undergraduate students and September to September for postgraduate students; students do not have to move out during Christmas or Easter holidays.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £13,000–18,600 £13,000–17,500
Mixed £13,000–18,600 £13,000–17,500
Laboratory £13,000–18,600 £13,000–17,500
Clinical - -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?