International Scholarships

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

September 2016: £1,000 International Student Self-Funded Scholarship

For those starting in September 2016, there is a guaranteed £1,000 scholarship 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

  • The £1,000 guaranteed and merit-based scholarships are applicable for September 2016 and January 2017 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.

Other 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 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.

 **Terms and conditions

  • All Guaranteed and Merit-Based Scholarships are applicable for September 2016 and January 2017 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.

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

MSc Big Data Technology and MSc Cloud Computing

Fee scholarships are available for full-time UK/EU students (£2,000) or International student (£4,000) towards tuition fees  the newly launched MSc Big Data Technologies and MSc Cloud Computing.

These are the only programmes of their kind in the UK. MSc Big Data Technologies concentrates on the technologies behind the various big data systems and applications in use and integrates comprehensively with the cloud computing and the Internet of Things technologies. .

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

 ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for this scholarship you must:

•Have applied for a place on MSc Big Data Technologies and MSc Cloud Computing BEFORE submitting this application and provide evidence of this below

Click here to apply

CLOSING DATE: Friday 29th July 2016

If you have any questions please contact Andrea Butler on 0141 331 8770 or email scholarships@gcu.ac.uk

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, Partnership and other Scholarships

     

    Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study 2016

    Commonwealth Scholarships for citizens of developed Commonwealth countries (Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, and New Zealand) are offered for PhD and split-site PhD study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Scottish Government, in conjunction with UK universities.

    You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for the following levels of study:

    • PhD
    • Split-site (PhD), where the CSC supports one year’s study at a UK university as part of a PhD being undertaken in your home country

    All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest potential for strategic impact.

    If you are applying for PhD study, the scholarship will be tenable only at a UK university with which the CSC has a joint funding agreement. Joint funding agreements will be negotiated individually for selected candidates for PhD study. You should make this clear to your chosen universities.

    Eligibility

    To apply for these scholarships, you must:

    • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
    • Be permanently resident in Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, or New Zealand
    • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
    • By October 2016, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
    • If you are applying for split-site (PhD) study, be registered for a PhD at a university in your home country

    If you have already started your PhD study at a UK university, you are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

    Applications without any supporting statements from your proposed supervisors will be considered ineligible.

    The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates. The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner – for more information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy.

    Terms and conditions

    For full terms and conditions, see the Commonwealth Scholarships (developed Commonwealth countries) 2016 prospectus

    Selection process

    Each candidate’s application will be considered by the CSC’s selection committee in competition with other candidates.

    Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:

    • Academic merit of the candidate
    • Quality of the proposal
    • Potential of the candidate to lead in the pursuit of global excellence in research and knowledge

    For further details, see Selection criteria for 2016 Commonwealth Scholarships (developed Commonwealth countries) – this will be available shortly

    How to apply

    You must make your application directly to the CSC using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS). Click here for full information on how to use the EAS, including detailed guides.

    You are not required to apply via a nominating body for these scholarships.

    All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 17 June 2016 at the latest. All documentation – including references, transcripts, unconditional offers and supporting statements – must be provided by 16:00 (BST) on 27 June 2016.

    Enquiries?

    If you have an enquiry, please contact the CSC using the Contact us form.

    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.

    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 2016-2017 academic year. We are also happy to accept applications from past scholarship winners on the same basis.

    Applications closing date 4th March 2016.

    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

    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.

     

    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.

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

    MSc Energy & Environmental Management

    MSc International Tourism Management

    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: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 2016
    •  By August 2016, 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: 1st April 2016

    How to apply: If you meet the criteria listed above and are still interested in applying for the scholarship please click on Apply Now

    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.

    MSc Big Data Technology and MSc Cloud Computing

    Fee scholarships are available for full-time UK/EU students (£2,000) or International student (£4,000) towards tuition fees  the newly launched MSc Big Data Technologies and MSc Cloud Computing.

    These are the only programmes of their kind in the UK. MSc Big Data Technologies concentrates on the technologies behind the various big data systems and applications in use and integrates comprehensively with the cloud computing and the Internet of Things technologies. .

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

     ELIGIBILITY

    To be considered for this scholarship you must:

    •Have applied for a place on MSc Big Data Technologies and MSc Cloud Computing BEFORE submitting this application and provide evidence of this below

    Click here to apply

    CLOSING DATE: Friday 29th July 2016

    If you have any questions please contact Andrea Butler on 0141 331 8770 or email scholarships@gcu.ac.uk

    Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study 2016

    Commonwealth Scholarships for citizens of developed Commonwealth countries (Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, and New Zealand) are offered for PhD and split-site PhD study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Scottish Government, in conjunction with UK universities.

    You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for the following levels of study:

    • PhD
    • Split-site (PhD), where the CSC supports one year’s study at a UK university as part of a PhD being undertaken in your home country

    All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest potential for strategic impact.

    If you are applying for PhD study, the scholarship will be tenable only at a UK university with which the CSC has a joint funding agreement. Joint funding agreements will be negotiated individually for selected candidates for PhD study. You should make this clear to your chosen universities.

    Eligibility

    To apply for these scholarships, you must:

    • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
    • Be permanently resident in Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, or New Zealand
    • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
    • By October 2016, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
    • If you are applying for split-site (PhD) study, be registered for a PhD at a university in your home country

    If you have already started your PhD study at a UK university, you are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

    Applications without any supporting statements from your proposed supervisors will be considered ineligible.

    The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates. The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner – for more information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy.

    Terms and conditions

    For full terms and conditions, see the Commonwealth Scholarships (developed Commonwealth countries) 2016 prospectus

    Selection process

    Each candidate’s application will be considered by the CSC’s selection committee in competition with other candidates.

    Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:

    • Academic merit of the candidate
    • Quality of the proposal
    • Potential of the candidate to lead in the pursuit of global excellence in research and knowledge

    For further details, see Selection criteria for 2016 Commonwealth Scholarships (developed Commonwealth countries) – this will be available shortly

    How to apply

    You must make your application directly to the CSC using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS). Click here for full information on how to use the EAS, including detailed guides.

    You are not required to apply via a nominating body for these scholarships.

    All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 17 June 2016 at the latest. All documentation – including references, transcripts, unconditional offers and supporting statements – must be provided by 16:00 (BST) on 27 June 2016.

    Enquiries?

    If you have an enquiry, please contact the CSC using the Contact us form.