Scholarships and discounts for international students

With the help of a scholarship, you can manage the cost of studying in Scotland, while a bursary can provide you with financial support you need to complete your studies.

As the University for the Common Good, you will find Glasgow Caledonian University are committed to helping you make your journey through higher education in the most affordable way possible. Check out our tips for making scholarship applications and get in touch if you need any further help.

GCU Scholarships

Loyalty Scholarships for International Students

International students who progress to further study with Glasgow Caledonian University are eligible for up to £5,000 off their course tuition fees.

What you get

  • Undergraduate students receive £2,000 towards their first annual fees and £1,000 for each subsequent year of their degree. Up to £5,000 over 4 years.
  • Postgraduate students receive £2,000 towards the first year of their annual tuition fees and £1,000 for any subsequent year.

Who can apply

The fee discounts are applicable to self-funded international students only.

Undergraduate self-funded international students must have successfully completed;

  • a Foundation, Premasters or Pre-sessional course with INTO GCU
  • or a GCU Summer School
  • or an exchange programme at GCU

Postgraduate self-funded international students must have successfully completed;

  • an undergraduate degree from GCU (must have graduated)
  • or a Foundation, Pre-masters or Pre-sessional course with INTO GCU
  • or a GCU Summer School
  • or an exchange programme at GCU

How to apply

You will automatically receive the fee discount when you are offered a place on your chosen course, and at the time of invoicing for each subsequent year of your degree if you meet the criteria above.

GCU New Undergraduate Student Scholarship

New to GCU Scholarship (Undergraduate) - 17/18 start students

International students who study a full time course with Glasgow Caledonian University are eligible for up to £4,000 off their course tuition fees.

What you get

  • Undergraduate students receive £1,000 towards their first annual fees and £1,000 for each subsequent year of their degree. Up to £4,000 over 4 years.

Who can apply

The fee discounts are applicable to self-funded undergraduate international students only.

How to apply

You will automatically receive the fee discount when you are offered a place on your chosen course, and at the time of invoicing for each subsequent year of your degree if you meet the criteria above.

GCU New Postgraduate Student Scholarship

New to GCU Scholarship (Postgraduate)

International students who study a full time course with Glasgow Caledonian University are eligible for up to £2,600 off their course tuition fees.

What you get

  • Undergraduate students receive £1,600 towards their first annual fees and £1,000 for each subsequent year of their degree. Up to £2,600 over 2 years.

Who can apply

The fee discounts are applicable to self-funded postgraduate international students only.

How to apply

You will automatically receive the fee discount when you are offered a place on your chosen course, and at the time of invoicing for each subsequent year of your degree if you meet the criteria above.

Postgraduate Ambassador Studentship

We have the absolute pleasure of launching our PG Ambassador Scholarship for 2017/2018.

Glasgow Caledonian University are looking for 8 deserving students who can demonstrate that they will be a great ambassador for the University and explain your interpretation of assisting with the University Motto ‘for the Common Good’

What you get

  • Up to £15,000 full fee scholarship
  • Plus 10 hours per week paid work placement**

** Work placement within our student recruitment, admissions and enquiries service for a maximum of 20 weeks (two semesters) which can be taken up in any year of study.

Who can apply

Any International student who can demonstrate how they have contributed to the ‘Common Good’

  • Have you helped others less fortunate?
  • Have you set up a project designed to help your community?
  • Have you volunteered?
  • We will be asking you for your interpretation of the motto, and how best you can both continue to add value and complement our high levels of integrity and authenticity, so to make a positive difference during your time as a student, and then alumni of Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Detail your financial need

How to apply

Apply here

The application process is simple, you complete this application telling us more about you and how you contribute to the 'Common Good' and detail your circumstances and aspirations.

 Closing date for applications 5pm 1 JUNE 2017

Postgraduate Common Good Scholarship for US Students

‌To start your application for a study place and the US Common Good Scholarship, simply go to the program of your choice and click on "Apply Now".

What you get

With a US Common Good Scholarship from Glasgow Caledonian University, you can study in Glasgow or London – two of the top 5 UK cities for international visitors (Office of National Statistics 2016). 

The US Common Good Scholarship is worth between $2500 and $4700 (approx). This guarantees US students will pay a maximum of £9000 tuition fees at our Glasgow or London campus, starting in either January or September 2017.

You will receive high-quality postgraduate education from leading academics in their fields, while enjoying affordable tuition fees and an affordable cost of living. We advise students to expect a cost of living of around $25,000 per year in Glasgow and $28,000 per year in London. This cost can be further offset, as you also have the option of working part-time.

Program duration is between 12 and 18 months, depending on the option chosen. Please check individual programs for details.

Both Glasgow and London campuses are centrally located with direct flights between New York and Glasgow or London in just over 6 hours.

Who can apply

Scholarships are awarded against tuition fees when a conditional or unconditional offer is made. Applicants must have applied to one of our prestigious Common Good focused graduate programmes for intake in January or September 2017 and be a US national.

Next steps

If this applies to you, the award will automatically be allocated when you are offered a place on your chosen course, ahead of the time of invoicing.

For personal guidance and advice regarding UK study opportunities and this scholarship, contact our New York campus (Wooster Street, Manhattan).

We look forward to welcoming you as a student at Glasgow Caledonian University to our class of 2017. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you might have.

 

Santander 5K Postgraduate Scholarship

‌A special Santander fee scholarship of £5,000 is available to study a full time Masters level programme at GCU or GCU London commencing September 2017. You must have been offered a place to study at GCU or GCU London before applying for this scholarship.

What you get 

£5,000 towards fees

Who can apply 

You MUST have been offered a place on a  GCU Masters level programme and  be from one of the following countries:

America

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States 
  • Uruguay

Europe

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom

Other Countries

  • China
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Singapore

No other nationalities will be considered

How to apply 

Apply here for study in September 2017

Closing date for applications: Monday 05 June 2017 5pm

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

** award is non transferable to any other programme if you change course to the one specified at time of application

Santander Travel Bursary

Santander Universities Mobility Scholarships of up to £1000 are available for GCU staff and both undergraduate and postgraduate students already studying at GCU.

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.

What do you get  

 £1,000 towards fees

Who can apply 

GCU staff

All undergraduate and postgraduate/ PhD students.

Requirements:

Applicants applying for this scholarship must be travelling to one of the following countries or to one of the Universites in the Santander Network;

  • 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.

 

How to apply 

Click here to apply 

Applications will close at 5pm 28 April 2017

If you have any questions 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.

Moffat Scholarship - Travel, Tourism and Events

The Moffat Charitable Trust has been supporting the Moffat Centre for Travel & Tourism for over 10 years, providing over £1m of Scholarships for GCU students. Outstanding applicants wishing to attend GCU to study Travel, Tourism or Events programmes can apply for a scholarship to support them in their studies. The scholarships are £3,600 for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. They are awarded according to academic ability; motivation to undertake a career in the tourism industry, and economic need. The number of scholarships awarded will depend on the quality of applicants.

What you get 

awards of up to £3600.00 which will be paid over 3 instalments over the academic year

Who can apply

Undergraduate and Postgraduate studying one of the following courses

How to apply

Apply here

Applications close 15th June 2017

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 first teaching date of the programme.

Key points;

  • On the first year of entry, a minimum deposit must be received by 1 August (for September intake) 1 December (for January intake) or 1 March (for May intake)
  • Deposits are accepted from applicants holding both conditional and unconditional offers. 
    Deposits cannot be refunded to students who did not meet the entry criteria or were unsuccessful in obtaining a visa. Please see fees and refund policy.
  • Remaining tuition fees are paid in full before the first day of teaching.
  • The early payment discount is available for each subsequent year providing tuition fees are paid in full before the first day of teaching each year.
  • Discounts are subtracted from the cost of tuition after any scholarship has been applied.
  • 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 year of the programme will not be offered the discount.

External partnerships and other scholarships

GREAT Scholarship 2017-18

 The GREAT scholarships are available for students from India for postgraduate Masters study for the 2017-2018 academic session.

What you get 

Each scholarship will award an amount of £6,250 and will be tenable for one academic year.

Eligibility

Students must be from India who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for an eligible postgraduate Master's programme of study at the Glasgow Caledonian University

Applications from students studying a one-year Master's degree in one of the following eligible subject areas are considered:

  • Msc Public Health (Glasgow and London Campus)
  • Msc Social Business and Microfinance
  • Msc Big Data

How to Apply

 To apply please click on GREAT Scholarship Application Form

Application closing deadline 1 June 2016 

For further information please email scholarships@gcu.ac.uk

 

 

 

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

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

Level of study: One award is available for full-time postgraduate study one of the following masters programmes:

Who can apply: 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 2017 academic year
  • 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 Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme 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.

What you get:

Each scholarship provides:

  • Full tuition fee and examination fee funding
  • Airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your course*
  • Living allowance at the rate of £1,034 per month
  • 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.

The Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants or the cost of journeys made before your place on the course is confirmed.

Deadline: 17 March 2017

How to apply: Applicants must apply for a place on a course at GCU before their application will be considered.

If you meet the criteria listed above and are interested in applying for the scholarship Apply online now.

For further information for candidates please click here

Marshall Scholarships for American students

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.

What you get

University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.

The Two Year Marshall Scholarship is tenable for two academic years (ie 22 months), but may be extended by the Commission, though not beyond the end of a third academic year. Third-year extensions are granted by the Commission on a limited basis, for strong academic reasons

Who can apply

Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2016, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2013.


NB: Persons already studying for or holding a British degree or degree-equivalent qualification are not eligible to apply for a Marshall Scholarship.

How to apply

Applications are made in one of eight regions in the United States. Candidates may apply in one region only - either that in which they have their permanent home address or ordinary place of residence/employment, or that in which they are studying.


Closing date:
(For receipt of applications in appropriate regional centre in US) early-October of year preceding tenure.

Saltire Scholarship

Glasgow Caledonian University are pleased to offer The Saltire scholarship in conjuction with the Scottish Government for September 2017 start students who meet the criteria below

What to you get

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.


Who can apply

 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

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

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 2017. 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.

How to apply

Click here to  apply


Deadline: Friday 12 May 2017

for more information visit the Scotland.org website 

Details of how to apply for a GCU programme can be found here.

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 2017-2018 academic year. We are also happy to accept applications from past scholarship winners on the same basis.

Applications are not currently open for 17/18 session 

Commonwealth Scholarships for citizens of a Commonwealth Country

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission have a wide range of scholarships available to study in the Uk

  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s study, for students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK, jointly supported by UK universities

All applications for Commonwealth Scholarships or Fellowships in the UK should be made via the Electronic Application System (EAS).

Japan Scotland Association’s Scholarship

The Japan Scotland Association was established last October with the aim to further links between Scotland and Japan. This grants a scholarship each year to Japanese nationals who intend 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.

Find out more at http://jpn-scot.org/scholarship/

 

 

Carspring IMI Female Automotive Scholarship

The Carspring IMI Female Automotive scholarship is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate female students who aspire to work in the automotive industry. This can be in any part of the automotive industry from Engineering to Marketing. There is no particular subject requirement. 

The scholarship has been designed by Carspring in conjunction with the Institute of the Motor Industry to address the gender imbalance within the industry. In addition to a financial reward, the winners will also be given a minimum of 2 weeks’ work experience in Carspring's London or Berlin office. 

What you get 

The value of the scholarship is £1,000 for winning candidates.
Winners will also be given a minimum of 2 weeks’ work experience in Carspring's London or Berlin office. 

Who can apply 

  • Open to female students or apprentices with a clear, unbridled passion for cars;
  • A demonstrable interest in working in the automotive sector;
  • 5A* - C grades at GCSE
  • A confirmed place at a UK university or college
  • undergraduate or postgraduate female students

How to apply

You should apply with a CV, including two references. You are also required to include a covering letter of no more than one page of A4. This must demonstrate evidence of your greatest achievements to-date, your interest in pursuing a career in the automotive industry and summarise any existing sponsorships you may already have.

Submit a 500-1000 word briefing document, on the subject of ‘The Future of Automotive Retail’.

Submitting Details:
The candidates can submit their application to support@carspring.co.uk, with the subject line 'Scholarship Application: Your Name'.

https://www.carspring.co.uk/scholarship

Deadline for applications 

Round 1 – 31/12/2016

Round 2 - 31/08/2017