|Host University Website:||Click to visit|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Year (SH)||2014-2015||03/15/2014**||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore||Housing Options:||Residence Halls|
|Language Courses Offered:||Yes||Internships Available:||No|
|Faculty Led:||No||Exchange Program:||No|
The University of Strathclyde began in 1796 when John Anderson, Professor of Natural Philosophy at Glasgow University, left instructions in his will for 'a place of useful learning' - a university open to everyone. His vision was realized when Anderson's University opened later the same year. At the time of its Royal Charter in 1964, the University had around 4,000 full-time students and one block of buildings fronted by the Royal College. Today, Strathclyde is the third largest university in Scotland.
Location: Glasgow is one of Europe’s liveliest cities with a vibrant and colorful social scene; some of the best shopping in the world; thriving music and performance venues; and some increasingly renowned international festivals. It was named one of the top ten ‘must-see’ destinations for 2006 (and the only one in Europe) by Frommer’s Travel Guide and remains the cultural center of Scotland. Scottish people are known for their friendly, welcoming character, which makes it a great place to study abroad. Glasgow has something for everyone!
Whether your passion is history, architecture, music, sports or shopping you’ll find plenty to interest you. Glasgow is Scotland's largest city with a population of 600,000. Glasgow means 'dear green place' in Gaelic; accordingly, there are around 80 parks, more than any other city in Europe. It is ranked as the best UK shopping center outside London and has 14 free museums and art galleries.
Additionally, it is a major center for sports, including football, golf, sailing, hiking and climbing. Churches, mosques and synagogues are all within easy reach of the city center. With a major international airport 20 minutes from the city and excellent transport links with the rest of Scotland and the UK, travel possibilities are endless.
Courses are available in various disciplines and you can find course descriptions listed at this link. Students will take 3 or 4 courses equivalent to 12-15 Stout credits. Students at Strathclyde take classes amounting to 60 Strathclyde credits (30 ECTS credits) per semester. This usually equates to 3 classes per semester. Students coming for a full academic year should choose classes totalling 120 Strathclyde credits (60 ECTS credits).
Students take classes at levels 1 to 3. Level 2 and 3 classes will require some previous study in the subject. Level 4 classes are not usually open to exchange students unless there is a significant amount of background knowledge in the subject. The third digit of the class code denotes the level of the class.
During the application process students should select a provisional list of classes that they are interested in taking at Strathclyde. Classes should be listed in order of preference and students should mark any compulsory classes with an asterisk. Due to timetable clashes or classes being withdrawn, it is not possible to guarantee classes in advance and applicants are encouraged to identify some reserve classes which can be substituted as necessary. Applicants will finalise their curriculum upon arrival after speaking with an academic adviser.
Students applying to the faculties of Science or Engineering should select at least 2 courses per semester from the same department. Students applying to the faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences or Strathclyde Business School may have slightly more flexibility over courses, however, where possible, it is still advisable for applicants to select 2 courses per semester from the same department. This usually improves application processing times and aligns the applicant with a particular department which in turn usually improves their overall student experience during their exchange.
Accomodation: Strathclyde guarantees a place in their student accommodation to all non-European exchange students who submit their applications within the deadlines. Students are required to submit their accommodation application form to the Recruitment and International Office along with all other parts of their application. The Accommodation Office will contact applicants in July (for applicants commencing their studies in September) and December (for applicants commencing their studies in January) with further details concerning their housing arrangements.
Students will live in residence halls on either the John Anderson campus or the Jordanhill campus. Students also have the option to find private accommodations off campus. Students generally have private bedrooms but share the bathroom, kitchen and lounge with four to six other students.
Students living on the John Anderson campus will cater their own meals. Shared kitchens are available in the residence halls to prepare snacks and meals. Students living on the Jordanhill campus will receive breakfast and a choice of evening meal served Monday-Friday. There are small kitchens on every floor for preparing snacks and food on weekends.
Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in Scotland. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity – your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.
Visa: Students studying in Scotland less than six months and not partaking in an internship or work do not need to apply for a student visa. Students studying in Scotland for longer than six months or less than six months, but partaking in work or an internship will be required to apply for a student visa. Information on Tier 4 visas and student visitor visas can be found on Strathclydes website here or at the consulate website here. The Office of International Education will be able to assist you with this process.
Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Scotland. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in Scotland before or after the program.
To help you to prepare for your semester abroad the Office of International Education has created semester budget sheets for your reference. These budget sheets are only an estimation and actual expenses may vary depending on changes in currency exchange rates, tuition increases, airfare and personal spending habits. We suggest that you set up a personalized budget to follow for the duration of your program. To view the estimated budget sheet please click here.
We strongly encourage you to print this budget sheet, and set-up a meeting with your financial aid counselor early during the application process to discuss how you will be paying for the program. Students who are eligible for financial aid may use such aid to help pay for all of the costs outlined on the budget sheet. Give your financial aid counselor a copy of the budget sheet for your program so your financial award can be adjusted to take into account the increased costs.