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The University of Strathclyde is a Scottish public research university located in Glasgow, United Kingdom with the university receiving its royal charter in 1964 as the UK's first technological university. It takes its name from the historic Kingdom of Strathclyde.

Key statistics

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
14,965 6,505 22% 19:8

The University remains committed to research, teaching, useful learning and employability. As well as an award winning Careers service there is close engagement with industry through industrial placements for students and research facilities such as our Technology & Innovation Centre.The university offers a range of subjects, but has a focus on technological and scientific studies. Research is also an important part of Strathclyde’s offerings, with key focuses on health, manufacturing and energy, among others. Also on offer are a wide variety of partnerships with businesses as well as other higher education institutions, both inside and outside of the UK.

The student union building is one of the largest in the country, though Glasgow, one of the UK’s largest and most dynamic cities and a good base for exploring Scotland, the UK and Europe also has plenty to offer, from top music venues and swanky bars to hushed art galleries and plenty of green spaces.

 

There are more than 22,000 students, all of are based in the John Anderson campus in the centre of city. A large self-contained campus close to the city centre, it offers numerous student union and sports related facilities including football and rugby pitches, as well as indoor badminton courts and gym facilities.  The £350m campus includes a £36m building for the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences; the Advanced Forming Research Centre, which will pioneer forming and forging techniques to support manufacturing for the aerospace, energy, marine and automobile industries; and the £12.5m Power Network Demonstration Centre, which will accelerate the adoption of new, smart technologies.

The campus’s close proximity to Glasgow city centre also allows for easy access to the various activities available within the city itself, as well as access to extensive transport links. As well as this, the campus has close to 2,000 rooms available for accommodation, primarily for first year undergraduates.

The Quality Assurance Agency reviewers judged that the University has excellent arrangements for the management of academic standards and the enhancement of student experience.

 

Notable Alumni

·        Dame Elish Angiolini – former Lord Advocate.

·        James Blyth – wind energy pioneer.

·        Ann Budge – IT entrepreneur inducted into the Entrepreneurial Exchange Hall of Fame in November 2013, and current owner of Hearts football team.

·        John Clark – Arnold Clark Automobiles.

·        John Giannandrea – Google Inc (USA).

·        David Livingstone – explorer and medical missionary.

·        John Logie Baird – invented the world's first working television.

·        Baroness Nosheena Mobarik CBE – M Computer.

·        Sir Brian Souter – Stagecoach.

·        James 'Paraffin' Young – the driving force behind the creation of today’s oil refinery industry

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.

Undergraduate

For entry to Strathclyde undergraduate programmes  70-75% in all subjects taken at level XII and the same at level X. Marks should be particularly strong in the proposed area of study.

Postgraduate

For entry to Strathclyde postgraduate programmes, a first-class undergraduate degree (approx 60%) from a recognised Indian institution. 

Although 60% is a general entry requirement , the marking system in some of the states and national universities make it harder to achieve 60%, therefore it will accept 55% from University of Mumbai, University of Calcutta, University of Delhi etc. 

Graduates from the IITs and IIMs will also be considered with marks in the region of 55%. If you wish to apply for a research degree you'd normally have to have a Masters degree and some experience of research work.

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.

Scholarships

Awards of £4,000 and £6,000 are available for postgraduate study through the University of Strathclyde International Scholarships (Instructional).

There are numerous other scholarships.Please refer university website for detail qualifications required.

Other scholarships

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.


Quick Facts


Institution TypePUBLIC

Founding Year1796

CampusURBAN

IntakeSeptember

Fees

Full-time UG & PG Fees 13,000 GBP to 19,000 GBP according to your course .

Cost of Living

It is difficult to suggest to you exactly how much money you will need to support yourself, as each person's circumstances will be different. UKVI recommends 1015 GBP every month for 9 months.

Ranking of Universities

The Complete University Guide 2018 : 45

World University Rankings 2017 : 401-500

The Guardian University League Tables 2018 : 52

QS World University Ranking 2018:  277

Address

University of Strathclyde 16 Richmond Street Glasgow G1 1XQ

University Website

http://www.strath.ac.uk