Established in 1964 by the Royal Charter, University of Strathclyde, UK, is a renowned public institute that offers more than 250 undergraduate and nearly 200 graduate courses for international students. Located in Glasgow, Scotland, a city with the title of one of the friendliest and best places in the world (by Rough Guide and National Geographic, respectively), the organization is a coveted name in the academic world and is regarded as one of the best UK universities for international students.
The institute is spread across 4 academic departments consisting of Strathclyde Business School and 3 faculties. Admissions to University of Strathclyde are offered round the year with January 15 as the common deadline for most of its programs. With an acceptance rate of nearly 42%, the organization is moderately selective and observes a very comprehensive approach towards admissions.
The university believes in the spirit of its motto “The Place of Useful Learning” and ensures that its students receive quality-level education and continue to grow which is evident in the fact that a high percentage of its graduates find jobs within 6 months of completing their degrees. It has also managed to retain an overall rating of 5 stars by the QS Stars University Ratings and is thus, one of the favourite choices for international students to study in the UK.
|Type of University||Public|
|Rank||Scottish University of the Year, 2020|
|Common Deadline||January 15|
|Number of Programs available||250 undergraduate and 200 graduate courses|
|Test Scores Accepted||IELTS or equivalent|
|Financial Aid||Available as Scholarships and awards|
|Helpline||International Student Support|
+44 (0) 141 548 4273
The university offers a plethora of courses for international students which includes almost 250 undergraduate and 200 graduate programs. The available courses are offered across the institute's Business School and Faculties of Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences and Science.
While the university's undergraduate courses are some of the brilliant programs it provides, its graduate courses are equally brilliant in terms of innovation and research and are regarded highly by the employers.
Some of the popular majors available at the institute favourite with international applicants include:
A lush urban campus spread across lush piece of land of nearly 500 acres, the university campus set in the heart of Glasgow offers its students with every possible thing of need at a walking distance away. Located near Glasgow’s city centre, next to the Merchant City, it provides some exceptional places for sightseeing, shopping and socialising while simultaneously ensuring you never compromise on your studies. alongside your studies
From boutiques, restaurants serving mouth-watering delicacies, clubs to theatres and museums, the campus ensures you never run out of options on your route to entertainment. Realizing that sports form an important part of healthy student life, the university also provides state-of-the art gym, 25 m long swimming pool, sport halls, squash courts and dance studios to its candidates.
While on one and it offers a 5 storey Andersonian Library with thousands of books, e-books and journals, on other it makes no compromises when it comes to fun activities and is in fact one of the largest music economies in the UK.
The institute offers a range of on-campus housing alternatives to its aspirants given that they apply by August 25 in the year of their intake. Accommodation facilities are offered in the university's 9 residence halls namely Andrew Ure, Birkbeck, Chancellors, Forbes, Carnett, James Goold, Muray, James Young and Thomas Campbell and usually costs between 105 to 137 GBP, per week. This price includes basic facilities like cleaning services, lighting, etc.
The available hostel services have an added benefit of being in close proximity to all the common facilities like classrooms, library, computer labs, sports facilities, among others.
Few residence halls and their common features are as detailed below.
Hall common to both undergraduate and postgraduate, male and female students. It has a student capacity of 300 at a time. Composed of single rooms in flat to be shared among 4 to 6 candidates.
Hall for undergraduates with a student capacity of 384 at a time. SIngle room flats to be shared among 6 candidates. Common to both male and female students.
Graduate students residence halls with a student capacity of nearly 66. SIngle rooms flat to be shared between 4 to 6 candidates.
Note that the accommodation facilities available at the university usually cost between 105 to 137 GBP per week.
Application deadline for the majority of courses available at the institute is January 15, 2020. However, there are certain programs which might follow their individual deadlines and must be checked for before sending in applications.
Note that any applications made to the UCAS after the common deadline but prior to June 30, 2020 are considered on a first-come first-served basis if the availability of space permits.
Application portal: Apply online using the UCAS portal. (choose a maximum of 5 courses/universities).
NOTE : The UCAS code for the University of Strathclyde is S78.
Aspirants having submitted their completed applicants can track their application status at UCAS track for all the latest updates. The admission decisions for entries sent prior to January 15 can be expected by the end of March.
If you are an international applicant looking for enrolling in at the institute, then you are highly recommended to have an estimated minimum budget required for accommodation, travel and stay by aspirants looking to study in the UK. The basic living expenses has been compiled for your ease as follows:
Fee for various range of courses available at the university varies as per their duration, level and type of program. Some of the popular courses with their respective fees are as mentioned below.
Undergraduate Courses (2020-2021)
|Name of Faculty/Program||Fee (in GBP)|
|Computer & Information Sciences||18,100|
|Mathematics & Statistics||15,300|
Graduate Courses (2020-2021)
|Name of Faculty||Fee (in GBP)|
|Faculty of humanities & social science||15,300|
|Strathclyde Business School||24,300|
|Faculty of Science||20,350|
|Faculty of Engineering||20,900|
List of expenses apart from the basic tuition fee are as compiled below.
|Cost||Amount (GBP per week)|
|Accommodation||100 to 142|
|Food, local travel, laundry, among others||100|
|Books and supplies, clothing, graduation fees, et al.||16.22|
|Total||216.22 – 258.22|
Note that candidates looking for their private rented accommodation will require 100 to 125 GBP, per week, for a room in a shared plus other expenses.
The institute provides financial support for international students looking to study in the UK in the form of various scholarships and awards. These studentships are offered to students with brilliant track record and for splendid performance in their respective fields. The awards are also provided on the basis of financial need.
Some of the scholarships offered by the university are as tabulated below:
|Name of Scholarship||Deadline||Application Type||Amount||Eligibility|
|Masters scholarships for international students||July 31, 2020||No separate application||7,000||Awarded on the basis of merit to candidates enrolling to a to MSc program|
|The Lady Eileen McDonald EU & International Student Fund||January 1, 2020||Application Required||Up to 500||Students who fail to meet further finances required to continue their studies due to certain circumstances|
|MBA Dean's Excellence Award||July 31, 2020||No separate application||15,000||Academic track record, experience, spectacular application form, interview|
|Full time MBA scholarship 2020||July 31, 2020||No separate application required||10,000||Academic track record, experience, spectacular application form, interview|
There are multiple course-specific, sports and music, among others, scholarships offered by the institute which have their individual requirements and follow their own application process. Interested candidates can avail these awards by checking the list of remaining studentships at the official website.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$17,938 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||17 : 1|
|Cost to Study|
|Placement (Average Package)|
|Campuses & B-Schools|
|University of Strathclyde||University of Glasgow|
|4.4 Out of 10||6.2 Out of 10|
| #300 QS World University 2021|
#296 QS World University 2020
#302 Round University Ranking 2020
| #77 QS World University 2021|
#67 QS World University 2020
#99 Times Higher Education 2020
| #9 for Marine Sciences by Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020|
#32 for Tourism and Hospitality by Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020
#51 for Pharmacy by QS World University 2020
| #17 for Veterinary by QS World University 2020|
#29 for Veterinary by Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020
#41 for Law by Times Higher Education 2020
|UG Programs - 222|
PG Programs - 121
Doctorate - 15
|UG Programs - 5|
PG Programs - 34
Doctorate - 3
|TOEFL - 110|
IELTS - 7.5
GMAT - 600
|GMAT - 700|
GRE - 322
TOEFL - 110
IELTS - 7
PTE - 71
|Average Tuition Fees 17938.4 USD|
[For UG Program]
Average Tuition Fees 23682.3 USD
[For PG Program]
|Average Tuition Fees 22400 USD|
[For UG Program]
Average Tuition Fees 28934 USD
[For PG Program]
Hostel + Meal - 17740 USD Per Year
| Graduate Employability rankings: #201-250.
Executive MBA: up to $112,000.
LLM: $83,000|| Graduate Employability Ranking: #131-140,
LLM: up to $86,000.
BSc: $65,000 |
|UG applications are invited through UCAS and PG applications are invited through the university PG application portal. Interviews may be conducted for both UG and PG aspirants%||International applicants must fulfill country-specific requirements, Bachelors aspirants from India must have at least 75% average score. PG aspirants from India must have 1st division across all years of UG studies.%|
|N/A||Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow|
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|University of Strathclyde Enrollment||20656|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$17,938 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$23,682 / Year|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#300 [Out of 1000]
34.3 [Out of 100]
based on 2 students ratings
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