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Glasgow Caledonian University's Hamish Wood Building

Glasgow Caledonian University

Ranked #151–200 Times Higher Education Young World Rankings 2020

Founded
1993
Total students
20,000
International students
1,800
Nationalities represented
100

Why Glasgow Caledonian University?

GCU is an institution immersed in industry and the professions. With a wealth of career-focused programs and facilities designed to develop students' skills and help them meet their future career goals, GCU bridges the gap between learning in a classroom and receiving valuable industry experience.

  • Unique and contemporary degree offering with program accreditations from professional bodies across a wide variety of subject areas, including EPAS accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development and BCS accreditation by the Chartered Institute for IT.

  • Opportunity to interact with industry-leading companies through work placements.

  • Modern learning environment filled with cutting-edge facilities designed to enhance employability, from the GCU Vision Centre for student optometrists to the Interprofessional Simulation Centre for nursing and healthcare students.

151–200Times Higher Education Young World Rankings 2020
60Times Good University Guide UK Rankings 2022

Campus and location

Glasgow Caledonian University campuses

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Main campus
Glasgow Caledonian University's Hamish Wood Building

Glasgow Campus

Located in heart of Glasgow city centre, GCU's main campus is a stimulating and supportive learning environment – having received a £32m investment in its buildings and facilities. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and one of the UK’s major cities for commerce, education and arts. Recognised as a national cultural hub, this thriving contemporary city offers limitless opportunities for students, a low cost of living, and a safe and welcoming multicultural community.

Costs and Entry Requirements

Typical costs

Living at GCU

While tuition fees, accommodation prices and food costs may vary depending on your chosen degree, student residences and personal spending habits, below you'll find an estimated cost of attendance at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Academic year

Cost

Approximate amount per year (GBP)

Tuition Fees

£1,500 - £17,920

Accommodation

£4,059 - £5,650

ESTIMATED TOTAL

£5,559

-

£23,570

Scholarships

Details of scholarships can be found on Glasgow Caledonian University's website.

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements for Glasgow Caledonian University are shown below. Please note that specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program. When requirements are missing, please refer to the University website.

Academic Entry Requirements

Specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program. Please refer to the university website for more details. (No separate transfer application process for UK - same as UG)

English Language Requirements

IELTS: IELTS Average Score of 6, with no element less than 5.5 TOEFL: TOEFL internet-based test overall score of 78 with minimum element scores of reading at 18, listening at 17, speaking at 20 and writing at 17 Duolingo: Where the above are not available, the Duolingo English test will also be accepted with a minimum mark of 115. PTEA: Pearson PTE Academic overall score of 54 with no element less than 51 TOEFL Home Edition: Results require to be as per GCU TOEFL internet-based test overall score TOEFL My Best Score Accepted?: N Other Tests: Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) with a minimum Grade C, Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) – Pass at Level III, Password:You will require a GCU code – register your interest and one of our recruitment team will contact you (https://app.geckoform.com/public/#/modern/21FO00geqcwo7e004kzl15r8i9) Country Specific Link(s): https://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/internationalstudents/yourcountry/, https://www.gcu.ac.uk/media/gcalwebv2/international/Accepted%20English%20Language%20Qualifications%2001.07.2020.pdf

Typical costs

Living at GCU

While tuition fees, accommodation prices and food costs may vary depending on your chosen degree, student residences and personal spending habits, below you'll find an estimated cost of attendance at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Academic year

Cost

Approximate amount per year (GBP)

Tuition Fees

£1,500 - £17,920

Accommodation

£4,059 - £5,650

ESTIMATED TOTAL

£5,559

-

£23,570

Scholarships

Details of scholarships can be found on Glasgow Caledonian University's website.

Graduate ScholarshipsThis link will open in a new tab

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements for Glasgow Caledonian University are shown below. Please note that specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program. When requirements are missing, please refer to the University website.

Academic Entry Requirements

Specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program. Please refer to the university website for more details. (No separate transfer application process for UK - same as UG)

English Language Requirements

IELTS: IELTS Average Score of 6, with no element less than 5.5 TOEFL: TOEFL internet-based test overall score of 78 with minimum element scores of reading at 18, listening at 17, speaking at 20 and writing at 17 Duolingo: Where the above are not available, the Duolingo English test will also be accepted with a minimum mark of 115. PTEA: Pearson PTE Academic overall score of 54 with no element less than 51 TOEFL Home Edition: Results require to be as per GCU TOEFL internet-based test overall score TOEFL My Best Score Accepted?: N Other Tests: Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) with a minimum Grade C, Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) – Pass at Level III, Password:You will require a GCU code – register your interest and one of our recruitment team will contact you (https://app.geckoform.com/public/#/modern/21FO00geqcwo7e004kzl15r8i9) Country Specific Link(s): https://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/internationalstudents/yourcountry/, https://www.gcu.ac.uk/media/gcalwebv2/international/Accepted%20English%20Language%20Qualifications%2001.07.2020.pdf

Top Ranked Subjects

2

Optometry, Ophthalmics & Orthoptics

3

Town And Country Planning And Landscape

Accommodation

Information about accommodation can be found on Glasgow Caledonian University's website.

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Services and facilities

GCU facilities

Designed to help students gain the skills that employers want, GCU has a modern learning environment filled with cutting-edge facilities.

Discover the Saltire Centre to access a five-floor library set among aerial walkways and quiet study zones or, depending on the student's chosen degree, they could access the specialist Physiotherapy@GCUClinic, six dedicated Networking Labs, the Interprofessional Simulation Centre with simulated home and hospital environments, the functioning opticians service inside the GCU Vision Centre, and the high-tech Games Design Studio.

How to apply

How to apply

Application deadlines

Fall: 30/06/2021

Application documents required to receive an offer

High School Transcripts High School Diploma: if received by the time of application Passport English Test Score: if received by the time of application University Transcript (transfer students) Proof of Degree (transfer students) Portfolio: specific entry requirements for each course: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/subjects/ Reference Letters: Each applicant has to provide an academic reference which comments on their ability to undertake a course of study. If you are a school leaver, this includes a prediction of what you will achieve in the results pending section and why the referee feels that you are suitable for a particular area of study. Personal Statement

Testing codes

TOEFL: 4813

Post-offer process

Confirmation deadlines

Fall: 06/10/2021; 14/07/2021

Preparing for arrival

Before arrival

Create Online Student Account: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/essentials/registration/deadlines/ Review International Student Handbook Apply for Housing (On-Campus and/or Off-Campus): https://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/life/yourcampus/accommodation/ Airport Transfer Options Available: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/support/international/airportmeetandgreet/ Submit Photo for Student Card: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/essentials/registration/photograph/ Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores Pay Tuition and Fees: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/onlinepayments/

After arrival

Attend Orientation: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/support/international/internationalstudentwelcome/welcomeprogramme/ Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores if not sent earlier Pay Remaining Tuition and Fees if applicable: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/onlinepayments/ How to Pay: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/onlinepayments/

How to apply

Application documents required to receive an offer

High School Transcripts High School Diploma Passport English Test Score University Transcript Proof of Degree: if received by the time of application Portfolio: required for certain courses please refer to individual course page for more information Reference Letters: Academic and Employment reference Personal Statement/Essay

Testing codes

TOEFL: 4813

Preparing for arrival

Before arrival

Create Online Student Account: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/essentials/registration/ Review International Student Handbook Apply for Housing (On-Campus and/or Off-Campus): https://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/life/yourcampus/accommodation/ Airport Transfer Options Available: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/support/international/airportmeetandgreet/ Submit Photo for Student Card: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/essentials/registration/photograph/ Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores Pay Tuition and Fees: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/onlinepayments/ How to Pay: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/onlinepayments/

After arrival

Attend Orientation: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/support/international/internationalstudentwelcome/welcomeprogramme/ Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores if not sent earlier Pay Remaining Tuition and Fees if applicable: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/onlinepayments/

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