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University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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** 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||Language Courses Offered:||Yes|
|Internships Available:||No||Exchange Program:||No|
Program OverviewThe 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.
LocationGlasgow 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.
AcademicsCourses are available in various disciplines. Students will take 3 or 4 courses equivalent to 12-15 Stout credits. A full load at Strathclyde is equal to 120 SCOTCAT credits per year, or 60 per semester This is equivalent to 30 American University System credits per year. The SCOTCAT system can be divided by 4 to give an approximate equivalent credit.
Living ArrangementsStudents 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/Visa/TravelPassport: 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. The current visa fee is £200. 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.