University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is a leading technological university based in the heart of Glasgow city centre, one of the UK's leading cultural, historical and scenic cities.

Information about the university

University of Strathclyde is one of 4 universities i Glasgow with more than 22 000 students. 9 % og the students are internationals. The university campus is in the heart of Glasgow, a lovely victorian town. Glasgow has more than 30 museums and galleries and a yearly jazzfestival.

Language of instruction


Language requirements

English proficiency recommended at minimum B2 level for English (read upper-intermediate = 4 in English from "vgs" for Norwegian students). Please refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languanges for further information.

Students who do not meet the language requirements will be offered online language courses prior the exchange period.

GPA requirements

No GPA requirements

Total number of exchange places

2 students per semester divided between master and bachelor level:

  • BA Mechanical Engineering (BA Maskine)
  • MA's Marine and Offshore Technology
  • MA's Structural and Mechnical Engineering

Tuition fee

Student doing exchange within Erasmus+ are exempted from tuition fees


In addition to loan and grants from Lånekassen , there is also an opportunity for an Erasmus+ international dimension grant. It fhere are sufficient funds available, students will be awarded such grants. Students who apply for an Erasmus+ international dimention grant will receive an answer approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline. ( 1 February for exchange in the autumn and 1September for exchange in the Spring). Information on priorities and scholarship rates: Informasjon om prioriteringer og stipendsatser

It is also possible to apply for north2north scholarships

Academic year

Autumn semester: September - December/January

Spring semester: January – May

Academic calendar

How to find subjects


Exchange students will normally select classes/courses from levels 1 to 3: Level 1 classes are usually at an introductory level and may not require much previous knowledge or study in the subject.

Level 2 and 3 classes will normally require some previous study in the subject.

Level 4 classes are not usually available to exchange students unless they have significant background in the subject and meet the prerequisites for the class.

Credits abroad

60 Strathclyde credits = 30 ECTS credits = 30 Norwegian study points


Strathclyde University is not able to guarantee accomodation to all students coming on exchange. You need to apply through the housing application portal.
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Norwegian students do not need to apply for visa when travelling to Europe. Students who do not hold Norwegian citizenship must check themselves if they need to apply for visa.

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