From the US-UK Fulbright Commission: We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. As the deadline quickly approaches for the Fulbright Postgraduate Student Awards for 2010/11, we wanted to let you and your students know a little more about Strathclyde and the new Fulbright opportunity to study there.

The NEW Fulbright-Strathclyde Partnership: Beginning this year, the University has agreed to waive full tuition fees for up to 4 incoming American Fulbright Scholars to pursue Master’s-level or higher research programmes in any subject area. Their Fulbright Award of approximately £10,000 would be used for living/maintenance costs, which are relatively low in Glasgow. Students in all academic subjects are particularly encouraged to consider Strathclyde, and if interested, to note it as their top university preference on their Fulbright Application. The deadline to apply for an Award in 2010/11 is 19 October 2009.

About Strathclyde
: Founded in 1796 and granted its royal charter in 1964, Strathclyde is one of the largest universities in Scotland and welcomes more than 15,000 full-time students each year. It is one of the leading international technological universities with a world-wide reputation for research and learning, meeting the needs of students, employers, industry and the wider community through its teaching, research and consultancy.
Fast facts:
– Strathclyde is the UK’s largest provider of graduate education – including a large number of continuing education and professional development programmes
– 85% of research output is rated at an internationally excellent standard (Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008)
– More students train to be teachers at Strathclyde’s Faculty of Education than anywhere else in the UK.
– The Faculty of Engineering at Strathclyde is one of the best equipped engineering faculties in the UK and is the largest in Scotland (2008 RAE ranked Strathclyde top in Scotland for engineering ‘research power’).
– The University of Strathclyde established the first student-run Law Clinic in Scotland. The Law Clinic provides free legal advice and representation to people who cannot afford a lawyer buy may not qualify for legal aid. It provides law students with the opportunity to gain valuable experience with real-world legal problems
– Strathclyde Business School is one of the top 1% of business schools worldwide, and the only one in Scotland with accreditation from the three leading international accrediting bodies (AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS).

Life in the heart of Glasgow – City of Culture: Strathclyde has its own Campus Village, right in the heart of the Glasgow – Scotland’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. It is a city that prides itself on style. As well as its cutting-edge music, excellent shopping and restaurants and a vibrant arts scene, Glasgow has more than its fair share of high culture, with a year-round programme of arts and music. Glasgow was named UNESCO City of Music in 2009. There are over 20 museums and galleries, and the city is home to Scottish Opera , the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Royal Ballet.
People visiting Glasgow for the first time are often surprised at the amount of green space in the city centre – all the 19th-century landscaped parks and gardens are the perfect balance to the urban pace of life. With a keenly contested rivalry between the country’s two top football teams – Rangers and Celtic – an international stadium at Hampden and hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014 , Glasgow has a rightful claim to be Scotland’s sporting capital.
If Glasgow whets your appetite for seeing more of Scotland, you couldn’t be better placed than Strathclyde. For fans of the outdoors, the stunning scenery of the Trossachs and Highlands is just a short drive away. Or you could hop on a boat to one of Scotland’s islands and explore a slower pace of life in the rugged landscape of the Western Isles.
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Contact at Strathclyde for more information: Julie Ramsay, International & Graduate Office at julie.ramsay@strath.ac.uk .



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