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 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.

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

  • 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.

Sir Alex Ferguson Travel Bursary

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

What you get

Up to £1000.00 towards the cost of travel

Who can apply

All undergraduate and postgraduate

Simply complete a Travel Bursary application form online.

Applications open September and February each year

If you would like more information in the meantime please contact on +44 141 331 8770.

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 funding.

Bursaries and scholarships