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Why Glasgow is a popular choice with international students

20 April 2017

Home to a number of the UK’s globally recognised universities, including Study Group collaborating university The University of Strathclyde, Scotland is an attractive study destination for international students.

Figures published by the Scottish government show that each year 48,000 international students from more than 185 countries study in Scotland. The admittance of international students to Scottish higher education institutions benefits many parties: the students, the local economy, and the education institutions themselves. UKCISA notes that international fee income enables colleges and universities to invest in additional, enhanced or expanded facilities, and to offer specialist courses which would not be viable for the UK student market alone.

Why do international students choose to study in Glasgow?

1. World-renowned education

Scotland is a world-reputed study destination, home to many globally recognised universities. The University of Strathclyde is one of them, renowned for leading research, high subject rankings and a strong reputation with employers. Scotland has more world-class universities per capita than anywhere else in the world and the highest concentration of universities in Europe (source: Aboutscotland.in).

2. Vibrant location

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and third largest in the United Kingdom, boasting world-class education, culture and a rich history and heritage. Students at The University of Strathclyde and The University of Strathclyde International Study Centre benefit from a central study location, as the University is based in the heart of Glasgow, next to the Merchant City. Glasgow is reputed for sightseeing, shopping and culture, and is within easy reach of other UK cities due to the city’s excellent transport links.

3. Welcoming student city

Readers of Rough Guides ranked Glasgow the world’s friendliest city in 2016. The city offers many events, exhibitions and museums, providing an exciting and welcoming atmosphere for students of all nationalities and cultures. Glasgow is also ranked in the world’s top 40 best cities for students (QS Best Student Cities, 2017).

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