University of Strathclyde

About University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde is a public research university located in Glasgow, Scotland. Established more than 200 years ago as the Anderson Institute, Glasgow is the second-oldest university, having been awarded its Royal Charter in 1964 as the first technology university in the United Kingdom.

Strathclyde University is renowned for its excellent teaching, research and strong ties with industry, government and business. It is Scotland's third-largest university with more than 23,000 students and staff from over 100 countries.

It is also one of the 39 old universities in the United Kingdom, comprising the distinguished second elite group of universities after Oxbridge (Oxford and  Cambridge).

Being the first university in the UK to win the Times Higher Education Awards for the second time, Strathclyde is ranked in the top ten in the UK by both The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

The award-winning university received the top five-star rating in all eight categories in the QS Stars University Ratings (2017-2020). This includes recognition of excellence in teaching, employability, research, internationalization, facilities, innovation, inclusiveness and specialization. Students can expect excellent teaching standards, world-class research opportunities and the benefits of industry links and business contacts. Strathclyde works to ensure that students are effectively prepared for their desired career after graduation.

Graduate outcomes for the University of Strathclyde indicate that, six months after leaving university, 95% of graduates are working or studying. Further.


The University of Strathclyde single site campus is located in Glasgow, Scotland.

Location Specialities 

Strathclyde campus is situated in the middle of Glasgow, one of the largest and most diverse cities in the United Kingdom and a good base for exploring Scotland, the United Kingdom and Europe. Glasgow has excellent transport links and, with two international airports, is a one-hour flight from London and a short drive from the beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

Glasgow has a reputation as a cultural center: it is home to the Scottish Ballet, the Scottish Opera and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, as well as a variety of theaters and performing arts venues. The several art galleries and museums are largely free of charge, and the city has four multi-screen and two independent cinemas.


There are a number of excellent accommodation halls at the University of Strathclyde: each hall is just a short walk from the main university buildings, including the Students' Union, the Sports Centre, the International Study Centre, the Library and the campus shops and cafes.

Accommodation is self-catering and a combination of en-suite facilities and shared bathroom facilities. The rooms are fully fitted with comfortable furniture and excellent internet access. There is a common living room for students to socialize and cook together, including modern kitchen appliances and a TV set.


  • The institution was named University of the Year 2012 by Times Higher Education and again became the only university to earn the honor twice in 2019.
  • Strathclyde is a 5-star QS-rated university and was named the University of the Year by Times Higher Education in 2012 and 2019, as well as the Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2013, and the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the industry's highest national distinction.
  • It is now Scottish University of the Year for 2020.


  • 36th in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 51st in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • 296th in the QS World University Ranking 2020

Academic Divisions

  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Science
  • Humanities & Social Sciences (HaSS)
  • Strathclyde Business School

Why University of Strathclyde

  • First class learning and teaching.
  • 5-star QS-rated University (2017-20).
  • 14 subjects featured in world’s top 200 (QS World University by subject, 2018).
  • One of the UK’s top 20 universities for research intensity (REF, 2014).
  • Number 1 in the UK in seven subjects (Complete University Guide, 2019).
  • Top 10 in the UK for 16 subjects (Complete University Guide, 2019).
  • Seven Times Higher Education awards in seven years – including UK University of the Year and Business School of the Year 2016.
  • Glassgow is a great place to live study and work.

How to Reach? Or Travel

  • There are two main national railway stations in the centre of Glasgow – Glasgow Central and Queen Street.
  • Glasgow International Airport, 7 miles to the west of the city, has a number of domestic and international destinations, including some on the other side of the Atlantic.

University of Strathclyde 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 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.

Famous Aluminis

  • John Logie Baird, inventor of the world’s first television
  •  James Blyth, the wind energy pioneer
  • David Livingstone, the medical missionary and explorer
  • Henry Faulds, originator of fingerprint identification.

English Language Requirements:


  • UG & PG – 6.5 overall with no individual band less than 5.5. Some departments accept IELTs 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each element).

The current standard requirements are:
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 5.5)

Faculty of Science: IELTS (Academic): 6.0 overall (no individual band less than 5.5)

For entry onto main degree with the following English conditions:-

A] IELTS condition 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

  • TOEFL (ibt): 73-79 overall, Listening: 17 Reading: 18 Speaking: 20
    Writing: 19
  • (PTE): 54-57 overall, with a minimum of 51 in each component

B] IELTS condition 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

  • TOEFL (ibt): 80+ overall, Listening: 17 Reading: 18 Speaking: 20
    Writing: 19
  • (PTE): 58+ overall, with a minimum of 51 in each component

C] IELTS condition 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

  • TOEFL (ibt): 80+ overall, Listening: 17 Reading: 18 Speaking: 20 Writing: 22
  • (PTE): 58+ overall, with a minimum of 54 in each component

For more Details on entry Requirements, Click HERE.

University of Strathclyde Highlights

Type of University Public
Established 1964
Rank Scottish University of the Year, 2020
Common Deadline January 15
Number of Programs available 250 undergraduate and 200 graduate courses
Academic Departments 4
Test Scores Accepted IELTS or equivalent
Acceptance rate 42%
Financial Aid Available as Scholarships and awards

University of Strathclyde Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

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)
BBA 17,500
Biomedical Engineering 21,500
Computer & Information Sciences 18,100
Mathematics & Statistics 15,300
Architecture 18,100

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

Cost of Living

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.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 17,010


£ 18,509

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 5,852

Campus accommodation

£ 7,312

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

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