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Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Check whether Glasgow Caledonian University is right for you as an international student.

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Glasgow, UK
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Study abroad at Glasgow Caledonian University

There are over 20,000 students studying at Scotland’s Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). Glasgow is a lively and cosmopolitan university city, with GCU’s campus in the middle of the action. GCU’s accommodation area of Caledonian Court is a ‘village in the city’ located across the road from the University’s main campus. The accommodation houses 660 students in 100 modern self-catering apartments and offers on site advice and support to students.

The University has four academic schools: Glasgow School for Business and Society, School of Health and Life Sciences, School of Engineering and Built Environment, and GCU London. The teaching at GCU is renowned for its quality, flexibility, and state-of-the-art facilities. The University’s Students’ Association represents the student body at GCU and comes with a dedicated building containing a student bistro, advice center, radio station, 24 hour social learning space and 24 hour computer lab.

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Why study at GCU?

  • Award-winning support

    previous winners of a Times Higher Education Outstanding Support for Overseas Students award

  • Career-focused curriculum

    programs are created with careers in mind, and The lecturers have good industry contacts

Life as an international student

First year international students are guaranteed accommodation at Caledonian Court.

Students come from around 100 countries giving the University a diverse community. GCU welcomes students from all over the world and equips them with the skills they'll need in the global workplace. The University’s student support team is award-winning: GCU ensure you get the right support you need for you to settle into your life in Scotland.

GCU has a vibrant sports scene, much of it focused on the Arc, the on-campus health and fitness center. There are lots of ways for you to meet people and build a social life at GCU including joining one of the 37 sports club, 67 societies or a student media group. There is also an array of volunteering opportunities for students to give back to the community, make friends and gain skills.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Dance Studio
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Maternity Care
    • Physiotherapy
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 1
    • Restaurants 1
    • Cafe’s 2
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Climbing Wall 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 2
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 45
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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Fees and funding

Cost of study is important to the success of GCU students so the University is committed to offering accessible higher education by keeping tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

Tuition fees at Glasgow Caledonian University include all tuition, library, examination and administrative costs.

Undergraduate tuition - £11,500 per year Graduate tuition - £12,600 per program, some programs vary

Undergraduate scholarship are available for students who are self funding and studying on a full time program. The scholarships gives £1,000 per year. There is also a discount for students who pay a deposit early before enrolling.

The university also works with partners to offers a variety of other scholarships for particular subjects.

Application deadlines for scholarships vary but are typically in May or June and students should hold an offer to study in order to apply so it's recommended that students apply as early as possible in in order to complete the paperwork


Glasgow Caledonian University

Cowcaddens Rd, Glasgow G4 0BA

With its exciting mix of culture, architecture, music, nightlife, shopping and sport, not to mention its friendly residents, Glasgow has everything you need.

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Visa requirements for Glasgow Caledonian University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

UK student visa requirements