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UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Glasgow, ScotlandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1796Established Year
  17727Enrollment

University of Strathclyde: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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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.

University of Strathclyde

Rankings

  • Honored as Scottish University of the Year 2020 by a recent survey conducted by the Sunday Times Good University Guide. 
  • Awarded with the highest national honour of the academic sector called the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, 2020.
  • Also ranked as the Times Higher Education University of the Year, 2019 and became the only university to be bestowed with this honour twice.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Established1964
RankScottish University of the Year, 2020
Common DeadlineJanuary 15
Number of Programs available250 undergraduate and 200 graduate courses
Academic Departments4
Test Scores AcceptedIELTS or equivalent
Acceptance rate42%
Financial AidAvailable as Scholarships and awards
HelplineInternational Student Support
+44 (0) 141 548 4273
infoandadvice@strath.ac.uk

Programs, Campus and Residence

Courses, Faculties and Divisions

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:

  • MBA
  • Computer and Electronics Systems
  • Civil Engineering
  • Economics and Psychology

Campus

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.

Housing Facilities

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.

  • Andrew Ure Hall: 

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.

  • Birkbeck hall:

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.

  • James Young Hall:

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.

University of Strathclyde Application Process

University of Strathclyde Application Process

Deadlines

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.

How to apply ?

Application portal: Apply online using the UCAS portal. (choose a maximum of 5 courses/universities).

Application Fee: 

  • To apply for 1 program is 18 GBP.
  • To apply for 2 or more courses is 24 GBP.

NOTE : The UCAS code for the University of Strathclyde is S78.

Basic Requirements:

  • Transcripts, certificates, diplomas.
  • English language test scores with minimum score being: IELTS (Academic)- 6.5 overall (no band under 5.5).
  • Letters of Recommendations.

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.

University of Strathclyde Cost of Attendance

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:

Tuition Fee

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/ProgramFee (in GBP)
BBA17,500
Biomedical Engineering21,500
Computer & Information Sciences18,100
Mathematics & Statistics15,300
Architecture18,100

Graduate Courses (2020-2021)

Name of FacultyFee (in GBP)
Faculty of humanities & social science15,300
Strathclyde Business School24,300
Faculty of Science20,350
Faculty of Engineering20,900

Cost of Living

List of expenses apart from the basic tuition fee are as compiled below.

CostAmount (GBP per week)
Accommodation100 to 142
Food, local travel, laundry, among others100
Books and supplies, clothing, graduation fees, et al.16.22
Total216.22 – 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.

Scholarships/ Financial Aid

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 ScholarshipDeadlineApplication TypeAmountEligibility
Masters scholarships for international studentsJuly 31, 2020No separate application7,000Awarded on the basis of merit to candidates enrolling to a to MSc program 
The Lady Eileen McDonald EU & International Student FundJanuary 1, 2020Application RequiredUp to 500Students who fail to meet further finances required to continue their studies due to certain circumstances
MBA Dean's Excellence AwardJuly 31, 2020No separate application15,000Academic track record, experience, spectacular application form, interview
Full time MBA scholarship 2020July 31, 2020No separate application required10,000Academic 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.

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University of Strathclyde Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population17727
Average Cost of Attendance$17,938 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio17 : 1

University of Strathclyde Comparison

Fields
Collegedunia Score
Ranking (Overall)
Subject Strength
Programs
Acceptance Rate
Exam Score
Cost to Study
Placement (Average Package)
Application Requirements
Campuses & B-Schools
Collegedunia Reviews
University of StrathclydeUniversity 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
42.0% 74.3%
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. MBA: $84,000. LLM: $83,000
Graduate Employability Ranking: #131-140,  LLM: up to $86,000. PhD: $81,000.  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.%
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Admission & Dates

Ucas deadline Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

October 01

Application Results

Read more about admission seasons and deadlines

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL110100120 -
IELTS7.56.59 -
Graduate
GMAT600-- -

University of Strathclyde Acceptance Rate

42.0%

Acceptance Rate

49180

Total Applicants

20656

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

51.0%

Male

49.0%

Female

University of Strathclyde Enrollment

Enrollment
University of Strathclyde Enrollment20656
Undergraduate Enrollment15079
Graduate Enrollment5577

Attendance Cost

$17,938

Attendance Cost

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

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$17,938 / Year
Post Graduate Program$23,682 / Year

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
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    8.3/10

    8.5/10academic
    8.5/10infrastructure
    6.5/10placements
    9/10faculty
    8.5/10extracurricular
    8.5/10accommodation

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    7.8
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    STRATHCLYDE, A LOVELY UNIVERSITY FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS.

    Good reputation in relevant industry's, good league table positions and had a lovely feel to it on open days. An all-round good university.


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    Very good, well rounded first year giving a good base level knowledge in engineering.

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    faculty
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    accomodation/food
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    Sushmita kumer, INDIA Data analytics
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    Current student , Batch : 2020
    8.7
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    UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE : BEST DECISION !!

    One of my uncle who is a senior data analyst at one of the leading multinational company had suggested to me this college as he had completed his graduation from there. I also heard about this university through many other sources. After analyzing a lot I applied to this university via the online application portal by paying an application fee of £18.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The course focuses on the uses of data analytics techniques within business contexts, making informed decisions about appropriate technology to extract knowledge from data, and understanding the theoretical principles by which such technology operates.

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    Bus Station

    City of Glasgow College0.12 Km
    Albion Street0.14 Km
    Strathclyde University Library0.14 Km
    Duke Street0.3 Km
    High St Station0.39 Km
    Collins Street1.33 Km
    Shuttle Street1.39 Km
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    Pharmacy

    High Street Pharmacy0.35 Km
    LloydsPharmacy1.35 Km
    Possil Pharmacy2.39 Km
    M&D Green - Kennyhill Pharmacy2.41 Km
    New Woodside Health Center2.54 Km
    Gilbride Pharmacy3.3 Km
    Rowlands Pharmacy3.72 Km
    John Gilbride Pharmacy4.07 Km
    Hand Pharmacy4.57 Km
    Millar & McGowan Ltd4.64 Km
    The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital5.78 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Coach Parking0.35 Km
    Centrum0.64 Km
    Light-luxe store0.65 Km
    Buchanan Galleries0.65 Km
    DC 45 Fr 450.65 Km
    Gunslingers UK0.68 Km
    Princes Square Shopping Centre0.82 Km
    St. Enoch Centre0.89 Km
    cimbomfan.com1.41 Km
    Springburn Shopping Centre2.55 Km
    Glasgow Fort6.77 Km
    Coca Cola Truck7.6 Km
    Silverburn7.73 Km
    Knightswood Shopping Centre7.79 Km
    intu Braehead7.81 Km
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    Book Store

    WHSmith0.76 Km
    Pauline Books & Media0.99 Km
    Waterstones1.03 Km
    The Works1.04 Km
    Unity Books1.29 Km
    WHSmith Local2.8 Km
    Tollcross Newsagents3.13 Km
    Sense Scotland Charity Shop3.73 Km
    The Language Hub3.86 Km
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    Super Market

    Asda Glasgow Parkhead Forge Superstore2.81 Km
    Asda Robroyston Superstore4.71 Km

    Airport

    Supreme Private Hire Airport Transfers3.29 Km
    Glasgow Seaplane Terminal3.31 Km
    Scottish Police ASU5.73 Km

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