University of Strathclyde 

Foundation Year 

The Undergraduate Foundation Programme is a preparation programme for international students who don’t meet the direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree. Once you successfully complete the programme, you will progress to the second year of a four-year undergraduate degree (some exceptions apply). You can choose from two routes, and you will study core modules as well as route-specific modules designed to focus on the academic areas most useful for your degree.  

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Entry Requirements


5.0 /minimum 4.5 writing

  • Speaking - 5.0
  • Listening - 5.0
  • Writing- 5.0


  • 5 GCSE passes or country equivalent


  • £14,650 - £16,500

Four Reasons to Choose Strathclyde

Access to University facilities

You will be part of the University from the day you arrive at the International Study Centre. This means you will have access to all the campus facilities, including the library, Centre for Sport & Recreation and Students' Union. You will also have access to additional resources available at the International Study Centre.

University-style teaching

Our specialist staff will introduce you to the style of teaching you will experience when you begin your degree. You will take part in tutorials, seminars, group discussions and larger lectures.

Personal monitoring and support

You will receive specialist support during your studies, as well as regular assessments to monitor your progress, including examinations and coursework. Tutorial sessions will give you the opportunity to get individual feedback from your tutor and discuss anything that's worrying you.

Progression to your degree

In 2018, 99% of students who completed their preparation programme at the International Study Centre were offered a place to study at the University of Strathclyde.

Where is the campus located?

Glasgow is the perfect place for student life. In 2019, the city was named the cultural and creative centre of the UK by the European Commission, ahead of London and Bristol. Bursting with culture and creativity, Glasgow has many vibrant areas and events to keep students entertained with, and hosts over 100 cultural organisations. It is also home to the largest shopping centre in Britain outside London (The Telegraph, 2017), and has more than 90 public parks and gardens, plus a thriving food and music scene with festivals held throughout the year.

How do I sign up?

Please click the button below to begin the process. Once you have done so, one of our education counsellors will be in contact via phone or email to answer any questions you may have!

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