University Guide

University of Strathclyde

Winnner of the Times Higher Education university of the year in 2019, Strathclyde is based in Glasgow Scotland. It was founded over 200 years ago as the Andersonian Institute, making it Glasgow’s second oldest university. It attracts over 20,000 students every year from more than 100 differnt countries.

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University of Strathclyde

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Strathclyde.

  • Rankings

    The University of Strathclyde ranks in the top 350 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2024.

  • Employability

    The Career’s Service works with the University’s own ‘Excellence Agenda’ to make sure that students are informed and given one to one guidance. The Service helps with work experience and provides free advertising to employers to help with recruitment.

  • Fees

    Undergraduate fees for Scottish, English, Welsh, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Island students are to be confirmed but assuming no change will be £27,750 for a full degree and for international students range from £14,800 (Ba Cons Primary Education) to £20,650 (Faculty of Science students) and full details can be found here.

  • Bursaries

    The University of Strathclyde offers 114 different scholarships and bursaries of up to £100,000 (For a CDT in Prosthetics and Orthotics Funding Grant which can be found here. Each scholarships has a different opening time so keep an eye out.


The University of Strathclyde offers eight different hall types ranging from £110.25 to £149.45 a week. They also offer off-campus accomodation and details can be found here.

Students' Union

The Student’s union is located in the heart of the city centre and is based over several floors. With a mix of bars and venues, it offers over 50 sports clubs and 145 societies including 22 accredited societies.

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University of Strathclyde Students' Union
University of Strathclyde Students' Union

Famous for

Famous scientists of the University of Strathclyde include Thomas Graham and James Young. Other notable alumni include Henry Faulds and David Livingstone.


The University of Strathclyde announced that it was launching a Centre For Sustainable Development to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals on the first of October 2020.

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"The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow has become a true hub of culture, student bars, music, food, and arts.While trying to shake off its reputation as a “mean” city, it’s maintained its humour and charm, making it one of the most fun cities in the UK. Plus, a perfect place to be a student"

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