Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is one of the world’s top modern universities, providing its students with superb facilities, teaching excellence and high-quality vocational education. Their main campus is located at the heart of the bustling city of Glasgow, and there are additional campuses in both London and New York.

Why choose GCU?

GCU is a university with an impressive global network and a reputation for providing programmes with a strong focus on employability, leadership and responsibility. You’ll be part of a student population of over 20,000 from more than 100 countries who are more likely to complete their degree than their peers at any other modern Scottish university (HESA, 2021). Graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University prepares you for a successful career, with 90% of graduates in employment or further study 15 months after graduating (HESA, 2021).

GCU has won awards for their student support, including the Times Higher Education Outstanding Support for Overseas Students award.


In addition to traditional postgraduate and undergraduate courses, GCU offers many routes to university study. These include postgraduate research study, online master’s courses, and graduate apprenticeships.


GCU’s research in the allied health professions was placed in the top 10 universities in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, and their work in rehabilitation sciences was placed top in the UK. Their research in construction and the built environment was rated best in Scotland and in the top 20 in the UK.

Location (Glasgow)

With its exciting mix of culture, architecture, music, nightlife, shopping and sport, not to mention its friendly residents, Glasgow has everything you need. Accessible, affordable and multicultural, this is a great city for students from all backgrounds and cultures.

The university’s single-site campus is friendly, personal and close-knit. You’ll be on first-name terms with your lecturers and the campus design makes it easy to meet friends and classmates for breaks or study sessions. Not only that, but it sits right in the middle of the city nearby all transport links.

English language requirements & courses

If your native language is not English, you will be required to demonstrate your English proficiency by gaining an English language qualification prior to the start of your course. For full details, please visit the university’s English Language Requirements webpage.

If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements for direct entry, the university offers online pre-sessional English language courses. Please visit the university’s English Language Courses webpage.

International Summer School

GCU’s summer school programme presents a challenging two and three week credit bearing course. For full details, please visit the university website.

The university itself set me up for my dream career and supported me, especially in my final year. I knew so many people who attended GCU and they told me how supported they felt and how enjoyable their time at the university was so that’s why GCU was my first choice.”

– Megan Farmer
   2021 Marketing graduate

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