International Scholarships

We offer a number of scholarships for international (non-EU) students.

Up to £3,500 towards study in January 2015

Non-EU post graduate students joining us in January 2015 receive a guaranteed £2,000 towards full-time, self-funded, taught study. Providing deposits are paid by the 1st of December 2014.

You may also be eligible for some of the scholarships below, which together with the guaranteed £2,000, could provide you with a maximum of £3,500 towards the cost of your degree.

Other scholarships for new students in 2014/2015

Guaranteed £1,000 Scholarship

A £1,000 scholarship is available to all full-time, self-funded overseas students for every year of their study*. The scholarships only apply to those studying full-time undergraduate degree or postgraduate taught masters programmes (excludes ACCA, CIMA etc).
  
*Terms and conditions

  • All Guaranteed and Merit-Based Scholarships are applicable for September 2014 and January 2015 entry only. 
  • These scholarships are administered as fee reductions for overseas students and are awarded at the application stage when an offer of a place is made.
  • You are not required to make a separate application for the scholarship.
  • These scholarships are only available to full-time self-funded students.  You are deemed to be a self-funded student if you are paying your tuition fees yourself or with support from a relative or friend.

No appeals on scholarship decisions (UG and PG) based on borderline marks are permitted.

International Alumni Fee Discount

A discount of 20% off a taught postgraduate programme is available to students starting in 2014/15 who have received their undergraduate, postgraduate taught or research degree qualification from GCU (or one of our founding institutions). Where a student is eligible for both an Alumni Fee Discount and an International Scholarship, the highest discount applies. The discount applies to taught/research masters programmes and PhD programmes

Please note:

  • Programmes completed in partnership with INTO are not eligible for this discount.
  • CPD and short courses do not qualify for the discount.

Merit-Based Country Scholarships

In addition to a guaranteed £1,000 scholarship for full-time self-funded overseas students, a further scholarship of up to £1,000 may be available for self-funded students from the following countries*.

The scholarships only apply to those studying full-time undergraduate degree or postgraduate taught masters programmes (excludes ACCA, CIMA etc).

The award will only apply to the first year of study and not to any subsequent years.

List of countries

China

Value: £0 - £1,000

POSTGRADUATE

  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining an overall +75% in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students obtaining an overall +80% in their honours degree or equivalent qualification

UNDERGRADUATE

  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining 80-84%
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students obtaining 85% or above

Taiwan

Value: £0 - £1,000

POSTGRADUATE

  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining an overall +75% in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students obtaining an overall +80% in their honours degree or equivalent qualification

UNDERGRADUATE

  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining 70-79%
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students obtaining 80% or above

Malaysia

Value: £0 - £1,000

POSTGRADUATE

  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 2.8 GPA or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 3.0 GPA or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification

UNDERGRADUATE

UEC:

  • £500 - minimum 4 As
  • £1000 - 6As

STPM:

  • £500 - BBB
  • £1000 - AAB

Thailand

Value: £0 - £1,000

POSTGRADUATE

  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 3.0 GPA or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 3.5 GPA or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification

UNDERGRADUATE

  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining 60- 69%
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students obtaining 70% or above

Vietnam

Value: £0 - £1,000

POSTGRADUATE

  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 3.3 GPA/8 or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 3.5 GPA/9 or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification

UNDERGRADUATE

  • £500 for any student gaining 60%-69% in INTO Foundation Certificate or Diploma
  • £1000 for any student gaining 70% or above in INTO Foundation Certificate or Diploma

Indonesia

Value: £0 - £1,000

POSTGRADUATE

  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 3.0 GPA/7 or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 3.5 GPA/8 or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification

UNDERGRADUATE

  • £500 - Grade 8
  • £1000 - Grade 9 or above

India

Value: £0 - £1,000

POSTGRADUATE

  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining an overall +75% in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students with a First Class Degree with Distinction from a 3 or 4 year degree

UNDERGRADUATE

  • £500 - 75%-79%
  • £1000 - 80% or above

Pakistan

Value: £0 - £1,000

POSTGRADUATE

  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining an overall +60% in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students obtaining an overall +70% in their honours degree or equivalent qualification

UNDERGRADUATE

  • £500 - 75%-79%
  • £1000 - 80% or above

Nigeria

Value: £0 - £1,000

POSTGRADUATE

  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 2.1 in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a First Class Degree

UNDERGRADUATE

  • £500 for any student gaining 60%-69% in INTO Foundation Certificate or Diploma
  • £1000 for any student gaining 70% or above in INTO Foundation Certificate or Diploma

Ghana

Value: £0 - £1,000

POSTGRADUATE

  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 2.1 in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a First Class Degree

UNDERGRADUATE

  • £500 for any student gaining 60%-69% in INTO Foundation Certificate or Diploma
  • £1000 for any student gaining 70% or above in INTO Foundation Certificate or Diploma

Russia

Value: £0 - £1,000

POSTGRADUATE

  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 4.5 or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 5.0 or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification

UNDERGRADUATE

  • £500 for any student gaining 60%-69% in INTO Foundation Certificate or Diploma
  • £1000 for any student gaining 70% or above in INTO Foundation Certificate or Diploma

Brazil

Value: £1,000

POSTGRADUATE

All Applicants

UNDERGRADUATE

£1000 - more than four subjects above B (Bom)

Myanmar

Value: £1,000

POSTGRADUATE

All Applicants

UNDERGRADUATE

  • £500 for any student gaining 60%-69% in INTO Foundation Certificate or Diploma
  • £1000 for any student gaining 70% or above in INTO Foundation Certificate or Diploma

Nepal

Value: £1000

POSTGRADUATE

All applicants

The Philippines

Value: £1000

All applicants

* Please note any undergradute applicant from the above named countries presenting with an HNC/HND level qualification with an A in the graded unit will be awarded a £500 scholarship. 

**Terms and conditions

  • All Guaranteed and Merit-Based Scholarships are applicable for September 2014 and January 2015 entry only.
  • These scholarships are administered as fee reductions for overseas students and are awarded at the application stage when an offer of a place is made.
  • You are not required to make a separate application for the scholarship.
  • These scholarships are only available to self-funded students.  You are deemed to be a self-funded student if you are paying your tuition fees yourself or with support from a relative or friend.

No appeals on scholarship decisions (UG and PG) based on borderline marks are permitted.

Chancellor Yunus Scholarship

Full scholarships are available to cover programme fees, enabling students from all backgrounds to study on the newly launched MSc Social Business and Microfinance programme.

The MSc Social Business and Microfinance is jointly delivered by Glasgow School for Business and Society and The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at GCU, a leading international centre for research on social business and home to world class researchers.

Scholarships will be awarded on an overall assessment of merit and promise of the candidate, including their financial circumstances.

Please note:

  • Applications through this page are open to International students only. UK or EU residents should apply via the Postgraduate Scholarship page.
  • Scholarships are only available on the full-time study option.

Applications have now closed for 2014/15

2014 GCU Common Weal Scholarships

2014 GCU Common Weal Scholarships are being offered for academic year 2014/15 in line with the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow. The University’s motto is ‘For the Common Good’, which means it is committed to a social mission to promote the common good. 

These scholarships are available to Postgraduate Taught Masters students at GCU Glasgow only.

Gold: Full fee discount

Silver: 75% fee discount

Bronze: 50% fee discount

Terms and conditions

  • Scholarships are applicable for September 2014 entry only.
  • Scholarships are open to international students only from a registered eligible Commonwealth national.
  • These scholarships are only available to full-time, self-funded students.  You are deemed to be a self-funded student if you are paying your tuition fees yourself or with support from a relative or friend.
  • These scholarships are administered as fee reductions for overseas students when an offer of a place has already been made.

Applicants must include in their application:

  • Why they consider themselves a deserving recipient of this award
  • Their rationale for coming to study at GCU at this point in their lives
  • The rationale for choosing their specific programme of study
  • In what ways they believe their personal development will flourish
  • How studying at GCU will help them fulfil their dreams and hopes beyond graduation

Applications have now closed.

All applicants will receive a response in July 2014.

MBA Scholarships

Self-funded scholarships

25% scholarships are available for new self-funded students studying an MBA and MBA LBM (GCULondon). Scholarship offers will be made based on information on your MBA programme application form. No additional application form is required.

Corporate sponsorship

Employers can demonstrate their commitment to employee career progression by sponsoring employees through a GCU MBA. Many organisations find MBA sponsorship a valuable way to attract, reward and retain talented employees who wish to take their careers to the next level.

The GCU MBA programme emphasises responsible leadership and international management strategy and the university has responded to a worldwide call to put social responsibility, ethics and sustainability at the top of the agenda for training future business leaders by becoming a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact-backed initiative the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

With a strong practical and professional approach to business growth, GCU ensures that the MBA programme provides your employees with real-world work projects with tangible outputs and skills to embed within your organisation.

Scholarships available to organisations sponsoring students. Scholarship amount depends on the number of students sponsored:

  • 1 student 25% scholarship
  • 2 students 30% scholarship
  • 3 students 35% scholarship
  • 4 or more students 40% scholarship

Contact us to discuss your organisation’s needs.

Please note: an applicant can only apply for one level of support (scholarship or scheme) at any one time. Awards are not additive. If an applicant is eligible for 2 awards, only the larger award will be given. Also, no scholarships will be offered to students who are already sponsored except as part of our Corporate Sponsorship scheme.

Santander Scholarships

A special Santander Scholarship of £5,000 is available to study a Masters level programme at GCU. You must have been offered a place to study at GCU before applying for this scholarship.

Applications are now closed for September 2014 entry.

Click on this link to find out further information about Santander Scholarships.

Early Payment Discount

A 5% discount for early deposit payment will be applied on the condition that full fees are paid in full prior to commencement of the programme.

Key Points;

  • The minimum deposit should be received in by GCU prior to the 1st August 2014 (for September intake) and 1st December (for January intake).
  • Deposits will be accepted for students holding both conditional and unconditional offers. Please note deposits will be refunded to students who did not meet the entry criteria or where unsuccessful in obtaining a visa.

*Please note this discount will be subtracted from the fee after any scholarship has been applied

 

Scholarships for Continuing Students

These partial scholarships are available to current overseas students (non-EU), currently studying undergraduate programmes within all three schools. Please click on the schools below for details

Glasgow School for Business and Society

Scholarship name£Description
Glasgow School for Business and Society Undergraduate Merit Scholarships*  £500-£1000  Continuing Students
  • £500 scholarship awarded in the following year of study, to students achieving a +60% year average in their previous years study at GCU
  • £1000 scholarship awarded in the following year of study, to students achieving a +70% year average in their previous years study at GCU

School of Engineering and Built Environment

 

Scholarship name£Description
School of Engineering and Built Environment Undergraduate Merit Scholarships* £500-£1000 

 



 

 

Continuing Students

  • £500 scholarship awarded in the following year of study, to students achieving a +60% year average in their previous years study at GCU
  • £1000 scholarship awarded in the following year of study, to students achieving a +70% year average in their previous years study at GCU
Notes: 

  1. Undergraduate transfer students from the Caledonian College of Engineering Oman get an automatic scholarship of £1500 during each year of study at GCU with the School. No further scholarships are therefore applicable.

    School of Health and Life Sciences

    Scholarship name£Description
    School of Health and Life Sciences Undergraduate Merit Scholarships* £1000-£2000

    Continuing Students

    • £1000 scholarship awarded in the following year of study, to students achieving a +60% year average in their previous years study at GCU
    • £1500 scholarship awarded in the following year of study, to students achieving a +70% year average in their previous years study at GCU
    • £2000 scholarship awarded in the following year of study, to students achieving a +80% year average in their previous years study at GCU

     

    External, Partnership and other Scholarships

    A variety of scholarships are available from external and partnership bodies. The amount of scholarship awarded, eligibility criteria and terms and conditions vary from scholarship to scholarship. Please click on the links below for further details.

    Canadian Centennial Scholarship

    The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund is open to applications from all Canadian graduate students studying for full-time, multi-year graduate programmes in the UK.

    Applications for 2014 have now closed

    Awards range from £1,000 to £5,000 and are exclusively for students who have already commenced their studies in the UK.

    Ensure you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, are qualified to apply, and can attend interviews before applying. Full details and an application form are available from the Canadian Centennial Scholarship website.

    We are happy to accept applications from students who applied last year but were unsuccessful, provided you are continuing your studies in the 2014-2015 academic year. We are also happy to accept applications from past scholarship winners on the same basis.

    Applications for 2014 have now closed

    Chevening Scholarship

    Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Scholars come from 118 countries worldwide and over 600 Scholarships will be awarded this year.

    Level of Study: Awards are available for 1 year’s full time Masters programme.

    Value: A full Chevening Scholarship award normally comprises:

    • payment of tuition fees (up to a limit – check individual country pages on the Chevening website for details of fee caps);
    • travel to and from your country of residence by an approved route for you only;
    • an arrival allowance;
    • the cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for you only;
    • a grant for the cost of preparation of a thesis or dissertation (if required);
    • an excess baggage allowance;
    • a monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses. The monthly stipend will depend on whether you are studying inside or outside London. It is currently £948 per month outside the London metropolitan area and £1173 per month inside the London metropolitan area (defined as being within the M25) or where your university is a member of the University of London. These rates are subject to annual review.

    *Please note however the Chevening selection panel may also offer part Scholarship awards. This award may fund tuition fees only (no stipend or other allowance) or stipend and allowances only (no tuition fees). In the case of part awards you will be expected to fund any difference.

    Eligibility: There are no age restrictions for Chevening Scholarships. To qualify for a Chevening Scholarship, you must:

    • be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country at the time of applying for the award, and intend to return there at the end of the period of study (you must also be available to attend an interview in your home country);
    • hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the UK;
    • demonstrate that you have achieved the minimum Chevening English language requirement**;
    • have completed at least two years' work or equivalent experience before applying (including voluntary work and paid or unpaid internships);
    • be able to obtain the correct visa (in accordance with the instructions for your county at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/countries), and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university.

    **Please note further eligibility criteria can be found under the terms and conditions of the scholarship on the Chevening website.

    Deadline: Application deadlines vary from country to country. Please check the relevant country page for information on application deadlines.

    How to apply: An online application form can be found on the Chevening UK Government Scholarships. Details of how to apply for a GCU programme can be found here.

    Esso Angolan Scholars Program

    The Esso Angolan Scholars Program is a competitve scholarship which provides funding for students from Angola to pursue a Master’s degree in the geosciences at a university in the United States or the United Kingdom.

    What this opportunity offers

    • Full tuition to attend a university in the U.S. or the U.K.
    • Placement assistance into a Master’s program in Geoscience
    • Academic and visa support
    • Housing and living expenses while in the U.S. or the U.K.
    • Medical Insurance while in the U.S. or the U.K.
    • Transportation to and from the host university at the beginning and end of the program

    Eligibility Requirements

    The scholarship is available to Angolan citizens with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Geosciences. English language competence is also required.

    Contact

    Esso Angolan Scholars Program

    Institute of International Education

    1800 West Loop South, Suite 250

    Houston, TX 77027 - 9481

    United States

     

    Telephone: +1– 832 ‐369‐3491

    Email: EssoAngolanScholars@iie.org

    Website: www.iie.org/EssoAngolanScholars

     

    Application Deadline: 18th November 2013

    INTO GCU Regional Scholarships

    INTO GCU has a number of regional scholarships for the International Certificate, International Diploma or International Graduate Diploma for 2014-2015. Scholarships will start from 25% of the full time tuition fee.

    Contact your education counsellor or INTO Regional Office for further information. Click here for more information.

    Japan Scotland Association’s Scholarship

    The Japan Scotland Association was established last October with the aim to further links between Scotland and Japan, and to this end grants a scholarship each year to a Japanese national who intends to study for a Masters degree at any Scottish University. The scholarship is described in detail on the website which is shown below.

    http://www.jpn-scot.com/jsa_scholarship_eng.html (in English) http://www.jpn-scot.com/jsa_scholarship_jpn.html (in Japanese)

    Science Without Borders for Brazilian students

    Click on the link for further information on undergraduate scholarship opportunities for Brazilian students

    Partnership Scholarships

    Glasgow Caledonian University has scholarship arrangements in place with a number of its partner institutions.  For more detail, contact us  international@gcu.ac.uk.

    Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

    To be considered for the Commonwealth scholarship at Glasgow Caledonian University, you must meet the following criteria:Be a resident of a commonwealth country through either being a refugee or internally displaced person (IDP) living in Kenya or Uganda


    Glasgow Caledonian University offers these scholarships jointly in conjunction with Windle Trust International, an organisation that equips refugees and others affected by conflict in Africa.  Windle Trust International is responsible for recruiting candidates for these scholarships on behalf of Glasgow Caledonian University.

    Level of Study: Awards are available for full time graduate study. Courses must be Masters programmes.

    Value: There are 3 fully funded scholarships available for the following postgraduate programmes:

    MSc Energy & Environmental Management

    MSc International Development

    MSc International Tourism Management

    MSc Entrepreneurship

    MSc International Project Management

    MSc Clinical Nutrition & Health

    MSc Diabetes Care & Management

    MSc Food Bioscience

    MSc Public Health


    Eligibility: To be considered for the Commonwealth Scholarship at Glasgow Caledonian University, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Be a resident of a Commonwealth country through either being a refugee or internally displaced person (IDP) living in Kenya or Uganda

    • Have a very good first degree, with a grade equivalent to a British upper second or first class

    • Have at least 2 years of relevant work experience since completing undergraduate studies

    • Demonstrate leadership potential and excellent personal qualities

    • Be committed to returning to Africa to put into practice the skills and knowledge learned for the benefit of the community, society and regions as a whole

    • Priority will be given to those under the age 40, although reasons may need to be submitted to make exceptions for older applicants

    • Have sufficient proficiency in the English language (both oral and written) to effectively pursue the proposed course of study

    In addition to the above requirements, ALL applicants are required to fully meet any other specific criteria of Glasgow Caledonian University and the Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme and that may not have been listed.

    Deadline: 16th April 2014

    How to apply: If you meet the criteria listed above and are still interested in applying for the scholarship please contact the UK Scholarships Officer at Windle Trust International (currently mario@windle.org.uk)

    Applicants who are deemed to be eligible for the scholarship by The Windle Trust will then need to secure an offer for masters study for one of the above programme by applying directly to GCU.

    Saltire Scholarship

    Level of Study: Awards are available for 1 year’s full time study. Courses can be Undergraduate, Masters or PhD programmes.

    Value: The Saltire scholarship is a total of £2000 (British pounds) towards the cost of tuition fees for the 1st year of study only. The scholarship will replace any scholarship that has already been offered by the University.

    Eligibility: This scholarship opportunity is open to citizens from USA, Canada, the Republic of China or India. Priority will be given to students studying programmes in the following sectors:

    Creative industries
    Life sciences
    Technology
    Financial services
    Renewable and clean energy

    Students wishing to apply for this scholarship will have to have already received either a Conditional or Unconditional offer from Glasgow Caledonian University for September 2014. Any additional costs, such as the remainder of the tuition fee and living expenses are the responsibility of the student. The scholarships are not available to students who have already completed their undergraduate studies at an institution in Scotland. The course must be full time and delivered in Scotland and not online or by distance learning.

    Deadline: 30 May 2014

    How to apply: An online application form can be found on the Scotland.Org website. Details of how to apply for a GCU programme can be found here.

    Tullow Oil Group Scholarship

    The scholarships are designed to address skills gaps in the oil and gas industry and support development in countries where the Tullow Oil Group operates.

    Level of Study:  Applicants can apply to study on the following courses: MSc Applied Instrumentation and Control, MSc Energy and Environmental Management, MSc Sustainable Energy Technologiesm MSc Waste Management, MSc Risk Management, MSc International Project Management; MSc Network Security; MSc Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management; MSc International Tourism Management; MSc International Human Resource Management; MAcc Accounting and Finance (Oil and Gas); MFin Finance; MSc International Business; MSc Management; MSc Operations and Business Management or MSc Economics and Statistical Analysis programmes.

    Value: The scholarship will cover among others;

    • full tuition fees;
    • a monthly stipend;
    • travel costs;
    • warm clothing; and
    • baggage allowance

    Eligibility: Graduates from Uganda, Gabon, Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Ghana and French Guiana

    Further information and details of how to apply can be found here http://tullowgroupscholarshipscheme.org/

    Saltire Scholarship

    Are you from China, India, Canada or the U.S.A?
    You could gain £2,000 towards your masters degree.