International Scholarships

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

Guaranteed £1,000 International Scholarship*

International students starting full-time study in September 2016 or January 2017 will receive a guaranteed £1,000 scholarship for every year of their study.

The scholarship is applicable to self-funded, international students studying full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses (excluding ACCA and CIMA courses). Terms and conditions apply.*

*Terms and conditions

  • £1,000 guaranteed and merit-based scholarships are applicable only to study beginning September 2016 and January 2017.
  • The guaranteed scholarship applies to every year of study.
  • Full-time, self-funded international students only. 
  • A self-funded student is one who pays their own tuition fees or pays with the support of a relative or friend.
  • You are not required to make a separate application for the scholarship.
  • Scholarships are administered as fee reductions and are awarded when an offer of a place is made.
  • No appeals on scholarship decisions based on borderline marks are permitted.

Scholarships for new students

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 a number of countries.

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

The merit-based award applies to your first year of study only, not to any subsequent years.

Do I qualify?

Download our criteria document to find out if you qualify for a merit-based scholarship:

Terms and conditions apply

  • All guaranteed and merit-based scholarships are applicable only to study beginning September 2016 and January 2017.
  • The merit-based scholarship applies to your first year of study only.
  • Full-time, self-funded international students only.
  • A self-funded student is one who pays their own tuition fees or pays with the support of a relative or friend.
  • You are not required to make a separate application for the scholarship.
  • Scholarships are administered as fee reductions and are awarded when an offer of a place is made.
  • No appeals on scholarship decisions 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 2016/17 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.

The alumni discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarship and is not subject to the £2500 cap.  Applicants who have been awarded the alumni discount can still be awarded the Early Payment Discount.

Please note:

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

MBA Scholarships

Self-funded scholarships & Corporate sponsorship

25% scholarships are available for new self-funded students studying an MBA LBM (GCULondon). Scholarship offers will be made based on information on your MBA programme application form. No additional application form is required. This discout is available to all self-funded and coporate funded applicants. It is not available to government-funded applicants.

 

 

MSc Nursing Scholarship

A £1000 fee discount is available for all self-funding students who register on the MSc Nursing : Advancing Professional Practice, either Full-time or Part-time and online programmes.

The £1,000 fee discount scholarships are applicable for September 2015 entry only.

- These scholarships are administered as fee reductions for home and 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.

- Please note only a maximum of £2,500 can be deducted as fee discount scholarship, any discounts exceeding this amount will not be deducted.

 

For further information please contact Kirsty MacInnes at scholarships@gcu.ac.uk or call 0141 273 1771

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 2016 (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 that distance learning students will only be eligible for the 5% early payment discount if they pay the full cost of the course upfront. Students who pay only one academic yar of the programme will not be offered the discount.

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

 Scholarships for continuing students

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-£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

    External partnerships and other scholarships

    Canadian Centennial Scholarship

    RE-OPENS IN NOVEMBER 2016

    These awards are for postgraduate academic and artistic studies in the UK,

    exclusively for students who have already commenced their postgraduate programme of study in the UK. Information and application forms for the 2017-2018 academic year will be provided in November 2016, with a deadline in early March 2017. Note that the schedule, deadline, eligibility rules and required documents are assessed each year and may be different than in previous years.

    Therefore, before beginning your application you are advised to read through all the information available on this site before viewing the application form to ensure you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, are qualified to apply, and can attend the in-person interview date (late May 2017). Shortlisted applicants must attend in person for interview to be eligible for an award. There are no alternative dates and telephone, video conference/skype interviews are not permitted.

    Following the interviews, successful candidates will be notified should they be chosen for an award. Awards will be provided at the end of September 2017 upon confirmation that students are continuing their programme of study for the 2017-2018 term.

     

    Eligibility

    To be eligible to apply for a CCSF award, an applicant must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen: proof of Canadian citizenship is required in the form of a photocopy (or pdf/jpg) of your passport details.
    • Be currently enrolled in a postgraduate programme (or equivalent) and at the time of applying be attending a full-time UK university or similar institution, and have completed at least one term of study, with at least one term remaining from September 2016. (Applicants undertaking a one-year programme are not eligible.)
    • Have very high academic standards.
    • Require funds to complete their studies.
    • Previous applicants may re-apply.

    FURTHER INFORMATION CLICK HERE

    Chevening Scholarship

    The 2017/2018 application cycle opens on 8 August 2016.

    Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Scholars come from 160 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);
    • economy 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 departure allowance;
    • a contribution of up to £75 for TB testing (if required);
    • a travel top up 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. These rates are subject to annual review. Stipend payments will be made to you on or around the 21st of the month for the following full month.  Where you arrive in the UK or leave the UK part way through the month, the stipend for that month will be adjusted as appropriate.

    *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 for a minimum of two years (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 2:1 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);
    • apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 13 July 2017.

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

    Deadline: Applications must be received by 12:00 GMT on 8 November 2016.

    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

    For further information and details of how to apply click here

     

     

    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. For further information and details of how to apply click in English and in Japanese.

     for more information on the scholarship please click http://jpn-scot.org/scholarship/

     

     

    Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

    Full Scholarships for Commonwealth citizens, refugees, or British protected person resident in a developing Commonwealth Country


    Level of Study: Awards are available for full time graduate study. Courses must be Masters programmes. Programmes to Be confirmed for the 17/18 academic session

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



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

    Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person

    • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country. Click on this link for a list of eligible countries
    • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017
    •  By August 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard
    • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
    • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK

    The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates.

    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.


    VALUE

    Each scholarship priovides;

    • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
    • Approved tuition and examination fees
    • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,034 per month, or £1,268 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2015-2016 levels)
    • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
    • Warm clothing allowance
    • Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas


    Deadline: TO BE CONFIRMED

    APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN AROUND JANUARY 2017

    Applicants must apply for a place at GCU their application will not be considered if this has not been done.

    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 £4,000 (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,China India, Pakistan. 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: 1st May 2016

    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.

    CCE Scholarship

    The CCE Scholarship is awarded to transfer students from Oman coming to level 2 or 3 of a GCU Undergraduate Programme to complete their UG degrees. CCE transfer student may receive up to a £1,500 doscount from their fees per year. The CCE scholarship cannot be claimed in conjuction with any other scholarship offering. Applicants who have been awarded the CCE discount can still be awarded the Early Payment Discount.

    Gillian Purvis Travel Bursary for Fashion Business Students

    Travel Bursaries are available for 3rd & 4th year International Fashion Business and International Fashion Branding students planning to take part on an overseas exchange programme. The Travel Bursaries are only available to students who have submitted an application for a place on exchange at institutions approved by GCU to meet the needs of the Fashion Business programme. The Bursary is designed to assist with travel and living costs and will pay up to £1,000 on enrolment in your host institution.

    To be eligible for this bursary applicants must be planning to study at the following institutions;

    Fashion Business students;

    • Helsinki Metropolia UAS, Finland
    • Middle Tennessee State University,USA
    • Iowa State University, USA

    International Fashion Branding students;

    • Helsinki Metropolia UAS, Finland
    • ESCE, France
    • France Business School, France
    • Neoma Business School, France
    • Universita Carlo Cattaneo- LIUC, Italy
    • Ryerson University, Canada
    • California State University, USA
    • Iowa State University, USA
    • Stony Brooke University, USA
    • RMIT University, Australia
    • Middle Tennessee State University, USA

     

    Please click here to apply 

     

    Any enquiries please contact: Andrea Butler Scholarship Advisor scholarships@gcu.ac.uk or Call 0141 331 8770

     

     

     

    Gillian Purvis Travel Bursary for Fashion Business Students

    Travel Bursaries are available for 3rd & 4th year International Fashion Business and International Fashion Branding students planning to take part on an overseas exchange programme. The Travel Bursaries are only available to students who have submitted an application for a place on exchange at institutions approved by GCU to meet the needs of the Fashion Business programme. The Bursary is designed to assist with travel and living costs and will pay up to £1,000 on enrolment in your host institution.

    To be eligible for this bursary applicants must be planning to study at the following institutions;

    Fashion Business students;

    • Helsinki Metropolia UAS, Finland
    • Middle Tennessee State University,USA
    • Iowa State University, USA

    International Fashion Branding students;

    • Helsinki Metropolia UAS, Finland
    • ESCE, France
    • France Business School, France
    • Neoma Business School, France
    • Universita Carlo Cattaneo- LIUC, Italy
    • Ryerson University, Canada
    • California State University, USA
    • Iowa State University, USA
    • Stony Brooke University, USA
    • RMIT University, Australia
    • Middle Tennessee State University, USA

     

    Please click here to apply 

     

    Any enquiries please contact: Andrea Butler Scholarship Advisor scholarships@gcu.ac.uk or Call 0141 331 8770

     

     

     

    Santander Mobility Scholarship

    Santander Universities Mobility Scholarships of £1000 are available for GCU staff and both undergraduate and postgraduate students. This scholarship could fund spending a period of time, a semester or a study visit at another university within the Santander network. Alternatively it could be for a work related research project with a commercial partner or for GCU staff the scholarship can be used to enhance collaborative working within the Santander University network or attending work related conferences developing the awareness of GCU.

    Please note there is only one application form for both mobility scholarships.

    Value:  £1,000 towards fees

    Requirements:

    Applicants applying for this scholarship must be travelling to one of the following countries;

    • Argentina
    • Belgium, Brazil
    • Chile, China
    • Colombia
    • Germany, Ghana
    • Mexico
    • Peru, Poland, Portugal
    • Puerto Rico
    • Qatar
    • Russia
    • Singapore, Spain
    • Venezuela
    • United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay and the USA.

    No other nationalities will be considered

    to apply click here

    Closing date for applications: Thursday 24th November 2016

    For further information please contact Andrea Butler Scholarships@gcu.ac.uk or call 0141 331 8770

    INTO GCU Regional Scholarships

    INTO GCU has a number of regional scholarships 25%, 35% and 50% scholarships available (up to £6,997.50) towards your tuition fees. for the 16/17 session

    You can apply for a scholarship for any of the following courses:

    • Foundation in Business and Management
    • Foundation Built Environment
    • Foundation Computing
    • Foundation Engineering
    • Foundation Science
    • Diploma Business and Management
    • Diploma Built Environment
    • Diploma Engineering
    • Diploma Oil & Gas Engineering
    • Graduate Diploma Business and Management
    • Graduate Diploma Built Environment
    • Graduate Diploma Engineering
    • Graduate Diploma Oil & Gas Engineering

    Scholarships are awarded on academic merit.

    Please note that scholarships, discounts and bursaries awarded by INTO cannot usually be combined. Students will be awarded the reduction that is most beneficial to them.

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