• Live your Scottish dreams in Glasgow, a city recently voted the 4th best in the world due to the kindness, friendliness, and sense of humor of its people. Glasgow provides the perfect balance of culture and beauty, with historic castles and the beautiful Highlands within easy reach. 

• Recognized (twice!) as the University of the Year and the Business School of the Year for the whole of the UK, Strathclyde offers AACSB and EQUIS accreditation and an expansive class list to support students from any academic program.  

• Never leave campus - everything you need is right at your fingertips! Facilities include a state-of-the-art library, a brand-new student union, a 25-metre swimming pool, dance studios, restaurants and many student societies and clubs. 

• Studying at Strathclyde offers you the chance to explore the abundance of high street stores, adorable second-hand shops, restaurants for every cuisine, clubs, theatres, and museums (most of which are free!). Hosting a different festival every month of the year (including Celtic Connections, Glasgow Film Festival, and the World Piping Championship) Glasgow is never short on things to do. 


Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and has been voted the friendliest city in the world. Enjoy listening to the bagpipe street performers on Buchanan Street or pop into a pub in Finneston, one of Glasgow’s hippest neighborhoods.  


Students will be housed either on-campus or at Buchanan View accommodation depending on availability. Standard rooms are a room in shared 6 bed flats with 1 kitchen and 2 shared bathrooms and shower rooms within. Dorms come with Wi-Fi, 24/7 security, an exciting social calendar, and more. 


Food and drink are at the heart of Scottish culture. Dig into piping hot Scottish porridge on a chilly morning (try this recipe for Hogwarts Scottish Pudding) or savory haggis with a side of neeps (mashed turnips). If you prefer to make your own food, there are three main supermarkets within walking distance of the campus - Aldi, Tesco, and Morrisons - where you'll find your basic necessities. 


Experience the iconic Glasgow music scene in one of the numerous cozy record stores or soak up indie rock music at basement bar over a pint. Join a walking tour to learn the history of the city’s music landscape and the people, places, and performances that helped shape it. There will be no question why Glasgow was named a UNESCO City of Music in 2008, it is the heartbeat of the city! For spring semester students, you will get the once-in-a-lifetime experience of attending the Highland Games, an event that includes competitions and activities such as tug o' war, the hammer throw, best-dressed pet competitions, and the most iconic event, the caber toss.    


Glasgow is a very walkable city for easy exploring on foot. Less than a 10-minute walk from campus is Glasgow Green, one of the oldest parks in the city. It is a wonderful place for a relaxing stroll on a sunny Glasgow day (yes, they do get them occasionally!). For further exploration opportunities, hop on a bike, subway, train, bus, or airplane – the public transportation opportunities are numerous and easy to use. 


There are many people dedicated to helping you thrive during your time at Strathclyde. There are dedicated teams for different topics, including career services, chaplaincy, Disability services, English language support, an information and advice team, student counseling services, and more. Also available are well-being programs relating to mindfulness and stress management. 

What We Love About Glasgow 

We love that the Scottish people are friendly, inviting, inclusive, and that they love a good party - street parties, concerts, and film festivals happen all year round! 

See an ISEP Direct budget and estimated expenses. 

Program Website

Course Description

Recognized (twice!) as the University of the Year and of the Business School of the Year for the whole of the UK, Strathclyde offers an expansive class list to support students from any academic program.  Choose from hundreds of classes offered through the Departments of Engineering, Science, Humanities & Social Science and the Strathclyde Business School.  The chart below reflects some of the more popular classes students have taken in the past to help get you started. 

Credits Earned 

A “Course” is an academic program and a “module” is a class.  Students will take 3 classes/modules and can expect to earn 60 Strathclyde credits which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of 15 U.S. Credit Hours. Each class is generally worth 20 Strathclyde credits.  Students can expect to commit a minimum of 15 hours to each class per week (lectures, discussions, labs and readings).  

If you use financial aid, please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your academic obligations and the requirements for using financial aid. 

Sample Classes Available: 






Civil Engineering 




Electronic & Electrics Engineering 



Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 


Business Finance (Fall) 


Learners and Learning (Fall) 


Structural Engineering 


Electronic & Electrical Principles (Fall) 


Flight & Spaceflight  


Venture Management, Strategy, & Growth (Spring) 


Placement Learning: International Perspectives (Spring) 


Geotechnical Engineering 


Digital Electronic Systems (Fall) 


Automotive Systems 


Understanding Consumers and Markets (Fall) 


Culture Society Formation (Fall) 


Water Engineering 


Signals & Communication Systems (Fall) 




Introduction to International Business (Spring) 


Designing Educational Research (Spring) 


Engineering Mathematics 


Electromagnetism (Spring) 


Engineering Mechanics 


International Business Environment and Strategy (Fall) 


An Introduction to Scottish Education (Spring) 


Construction Project Managment (Spring) 


Signals and Systems (Spring) 


Heat & Flow


For detailed instructions on how to search for all available courses, please click on the "other academic conditions" dropdown link below.

Website for Course Availability

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University of Strathclyde

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Fields of Study

  • Architecture:

    Environmental Design/Architecture Landscape Architecture Urban Planning

  • Area Studies:

    European Studies French Studies Irish Studies Japanese Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies Regional Studies (U.S., Canada, Foreign) United States Studies Western European Studies

  • Biology:

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Microbiology and Immunology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Marketing

  • Communication


  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Artificial Intelligence Computer Applications Programming

  • Education: Recommended!

    Educational Leadership and Administration Elementary Education Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Aeronautical Engineering Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    French Language and Literature Italian Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences:

    Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Medicine Pharmacy

  • History:

    American History (United States) European History History, Other

  • Hospitality and Tourism:

    Event Planning Hospitality Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Tourism Management

  • Human Services

    Social Work

  • International/Global Studies

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law International Business, Trade, and Tax Law International Law Legal Studies Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Mathematics:

    Statistics Topology and Foundations

  • Military Science

    Naval Science

  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Marine Resources Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies


  • Physical Sciences:

    Astrophysics Chemistry Forensic Chemistry Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Clinical Psychology Counseling Psychology Educational Psychology

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

  • Sports Studies:

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Design and Visual Communications Industrial and Product Design

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. 

A portfolio may be required for Architecture classes.

Graduate level course approvals are not available to ISEP students.

Other test scores accepted by Strathclyde include:

-Faculty of Science IELTS Score: 6.0 overall with no individual band less than 5.5

-Department of Design, Manufacturing & Engineering Management IELTS: 6.0 overall with no individual band less than 5.5

-Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency: C2, 176 overall with a minimum of 162 in each component. Validity period of 2 years.

If a student is coming to Strathclyde for only one semester and does not require a visa, then a letter of English proficiency from the student's home university (if student is stying in the USA or another majority English speaking university) may be accepted. Other scores may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Learn more here. 

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Guide to Choosing Classes

Students will choose classes from levels one to three.  This equates to 1st year to 3rd year at Strathclyde. Levels two and three classes usually require students to have done some previous study in the subject. Level four classes are not normally available to exchange students unless they have significant prior knowledge in the subject, and if there is sufficient space in the class. 

Access to level four classes needs to be approved by the host department. 

60% of the classes (modules) should be from the same department or subject area.  This department will then serve as the primary host department at Strathclyde during the student’s program abroad.  In general, a student may choose classes from a maximum of two different departments. 

Other course specific restrictions: 

• Chemistry is only able to consider applications for two semesters/full academic year due to the yearlong structure of their classes. 

• Computer Science has limited single semester classes available as many of them run over both semesters. 

• Psychology is only able to host a limited number of exchange students. Applications will be considered as they are received. 

• Students joining the Department of Architecture require to submit a design portfolio with samples of their work in advance of their study period.  A portfolio should be emailed direct to the Exchange Adviser in Architecture 

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