Postgraduate

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.

Bursaries and 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 Loyalty Scholarship for UK and EU students

GCU are pleased to offer Loyalty Scholarship for Home & EU students to the value of 20% discount 

What you get 

A discount of 20% off undergraduate or taught/research postgraduate programmes is available to students starting in 2017/18 who have received their undergraduate or postgraduate taught or research degree qualification from GCU (or one of our founding institutions).

Discounts of 20% apply to the privately funded part of the course fee for every year of study for the following student groups

  • Home
  • EU
  • Rest of Uk (England,Northern Ireland, Wales)

How to apply

Simply mention you are a GCU graduate when applying for your course and the discount will be deducted (after any third party funding has been deducted). The fee discount applies to taught/research masters programmes and PhD programmes both full-time and part-time.

Please note

  • CPD and short courses are not eligible for this discount
  • Qualifications gained through INTO do not qualify as an undergraduate qualification from GCU, in relation to this discount.
  • Where a student is eligible for both an Alumni Fee Discount and another Scholarship, the highest discount applies
  • Discounts cannot be backdated.

New to GCU 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

  • Postgraduate 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

  • £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.

 

GCU Loyalty Scholarship for Postgraduate Research study

GCU are please to offer Postgraduate Loyalty Scholarship all students to the value of 20% discount who are applying for Postgraduate Research studies

What you get 

A discount of 20% off Postgraduate Research tuition fees are available to students starting in 2017/18 who have received their undergraduate or postgraduate taught or research degree qualification from GCU (or one of our founding institutions).

Discounts of 20% apply to the privately funded part of the course fee for every year of study for the following student groups

  • Home
  • EU
  • Rest of Uk (England,Northern Ireland, Wales)
  • International

How to apply

Simply mention you are a GCU graduate when applying for your course and the discount will be deducted (after any third party funding has been deducted). The fee discount applies to taught/research masters programmes and PhD programmes both full-time and part-time.

Please note

  • CPD and short courses are not eligible for this discount
  • Qualifications gained through INTO do not qualify as an undergraduate qualification from GCU, in relation to this discount.
  • Where a student is eligible for both an Alumni Fee Discount and another Scholarship, the highest discount applies
  • Discounts cannot be backdated.

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

MA Television Fiction Writing Scholarship

MA TV Fiction Writing Scholarships covering full fee costs will be awarded to excellent applicants who show particular motivation and talent. 

These generous scholarships are supported by industry partners including:

  • Warner Bros*
  • BBC Scotland
  • MG Alba (open to Gaelic speaking candidates)
  • Larkhall Films

What you get 

  • full fee scholarship
  • *one-to one mentoring and access to Warner Bros. (if selected by WB)
  • *Creative Talent master classes in London a paid placement at a Warner Bros. or associated company (if selected by WB)

Who can apply 

to be considered for this scholarship you must

• Have applied for a place on MA in Television Fiction Writing programme BEFORE submitting this application and provide evidence of this below

• Be a UK or EU national

You MUST attach:

  • An up-to-date copy of your CV which should include employment and academic history
  • A writing sample that was submitted as part of your programme application (Must not be more than 3 pages in length)

You MAY attach:

  • References in support of your application
  • Financial documents supporting your Economic Need section

How to apply

Apply here 

Applications will close on Friday 05 May 2017 5pm

You will receive confirmation of the outcome of your application by mid June 

 

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

Postgraduate Loans for Home & EU students

Changes have been announced to the funding arrangements for eligible Scottish domiciled students undertaking postgraduate study from 2017-18. They are

  • The introduction of a universal student loan entitlement of £10,000 for all eligible one-year full-time taught postgraduate students. This comprises of a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500.
  • The funding package is being extended to include eligible students on taught Masters programmes. Previously, funding was limited to a certain number of Diploma courses.  Part-time students undertaking an eligible course over two years can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.
  • There will no longer be a limit on the number of funded places available to Scottish domiciled students studying an eligible course in the rest of the UK. The current arrangements will still apply with funding offered as long as the course is not available in Scotland.

Funding is only available to students undertaking taught programmes at publicly funded institutions.

EU Students studying taught postgraduate courses commencing 2017-18

Tuition fee loans totalling £5,500 will be provided for full time EU students undertaking a postgraduate course commencing in 2017-18 and part time students starting a course taken over two years from 2017-18.

There are no changes to the current loan repayment arrangements. Postgraduate loans will be added to a student’s existing undergraduate loan and repaid as a single loan balance. You will be able to apply to SAAS for 2017-18 funding from next April. If you require any further advice, contact SAAS on 0300 555 0505

Postgraduate Loans for Master Degrees for English Students

If you start a full-time or part-time master’s course after 1 August 2016 anywhere in the UK you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan. You’ll be able to borrow up to £10,000 to pay your fees and help with living costs.

You’ll be eligible if you:

  • are under 60
  • ordinarily live in England
  • don’t already have a master’s degree or higher qualification

It won’t depend on personal or family income.

You’ll be able apply from late June 2016. Find out more about the Postgraduate Loan.

MBA Scholarships

Self-funded scholarships

25% scholarships are available for new self-funded students studying an MBA Luxury Brand Managment (GCULondon). 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.

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.

The following coporate scholarships are available;

25% scholarship to corporates sending 2 or more students*

15% scholarship to corporates sending 1 student*

* corporate scholarships will only be applied if the full programme fee for the MBA is paid up front.

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.

Travel Scholarships & Bursaries

Sir Alex Ferguson Travel Bursary

The Sir Alex Ferguson Scholarship and Awards Fund was established in September 2015 to support deserving students at GCU through a combination of annual access scholarships, awards, and mobility/Travel funding.

Annual Travel Bursary awards enable students to experience life-changing opportunities, including work placements, charity work and public service commitments overseas.

What you get

Up to £1000.00 towards the cost of future travel

Who can apply

All Home/RUK undergraduate and postgraduate students who are looking to travel from May 2017 onwards through to December 2017. 

How to apply

Click here to apply 

APPLICATIONS WILL CLOSE AT 5PM ON 28TH APRIL 2017

If you would like more information please contact scholarships@gcu.ac.uk on +44 141 331 8770.

*** applications will not be considered if it is for previous travel costs.

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 

 External, Partnership and other Scholarships

 

Activia Training Annual Scholarship Award

Activia are pleased to offer a £1,000 annual scholarship for college and university students in the UK. There is no specific course of study required, and you can use the money in whatever way that you feel benefits your studies the most.


There will be two scholarship awards of £500 each year, awarded in November and May as follows:

  • The video winner will receive £350
  • The essay format winner will receive £150


Furthermore, all entries adjudged to be of a suitable standard will be eligible for an “expenses award” as follows:

  • YouTube videos: £15
  • Blog articles: £10


Only one entry per student, per award period, is permitted.

Submissions received ON or BEFORE 31st October will be entered into the November award.
Submissions received ON or BEFORE 30th April will be entered into the May award.
Successful applicants will be contacted during the month of the award.

 

Submissions can be made in either video or essay format, and all the application details are available on our website at https://www.activia.co.uk/scholarship-uk.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAFTA Scholarship Programme for the MA Television Fiction Writing couse

 BAFTA Scholarship Programme, which helps talented people in need of financial support to study a post-graduate course in film, television or games. GCU's  MA Television Fiction Writing is one of the eligible courses.

What you get

  • £10,000 to cover 1 years course fee
  • An industry mentor
  • free access to BAFTA events around the Uk for 1 year

Three successful scholarship recipients will receive the new Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games, supported by BAFTA and Warner Bros., which also include a funded work placement within the Warner Bros. group of companies.

Who can apply 

talented people in need of financial support who are studing MA Television fiction writing  at GCU

How to apply 

For more information, and to submit an application for studies in academic year 17/18, go to: BAFTA Scholarships. Please direct any queries to scholarships@bafta.org.

Xero Entrepreneur Scholarship 2017

Sponsored by Xero, providers of online accounting software, the scholarship has been established in recognition of the contribution that start-ups and small businesses make to the UK economy. Open to UK students, both undergraduates and postgraduates, the scholarship is worth £2,000 towards a business related degree and is designed to help a student along the road to success on their entrepreneurial journey.

What you get 

One award of £2,000 scholarship amount will be given to the winning candidate.
The winning candidate will also receive the offer of mentoring sessions, a free subscription to Xero for 12 months and financial management skills coaching with Xero senior business leaders.

Who can apply 

  • Must be UK resident.
  •  Must be currently enrolled full time at a recognised UK university.
  • Open to undergraduates and postgraduates.

How to Apply

To apply for the scholarship, the candidates must submit:
● Either an essay (500-­700 words) or a 2 minute video on how the scholarship could help them work toward or develop their entrepreneurial idea
● Proof of academic achievement (ABB grade or above in A Levels or equivalent alternative qualification).
● One letter of recommendation.

Submitting Details:
The candidates can submit their application to submissionsUK@xero.com

More information can be found here https://www.xero.com/uk/offer/scholarship/  

Application Deadline 

To be considered for scholarship, the candidates must submit application on or before 30 June 2017