To investigate the effect of the ultimate load of the footings near slopes, this paper presents the results of both a series of experimental and a series of analytical studies conducted with a centrally and eccentrically loaded surface and shallow model strip footing. The values of the ultirriate load deduced from experimental tests are compared with values derived via an analytical solution based on the limit equilibrium approach and are found to be in good agreement. The analytical solution generated the bearing capacity coefficients (N-gamma and N-q) charts for of internal friction angles (phi) exceeding 40 degrees. The results indicate that the ultimate loads decreased as the eccentricity increased. This decrease is due to the combination of eccentricity and slope. The N-gamma and N-q coefficients follow similar trends and negatively correlate with e/B. Furthermore, the shapes of the charts of the N-q coefficient differ from those of N-gamma. As the internal friction angle, phi, increases, the rate of increase of the N-q values is small compared with that of the N-gamma values. Moreover, the increase in the N-gamma and N-q coefficients decreases for internal friction angles larger than 40 degrees. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.