Scholarships and bursaries for GCU students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland undertaking an honours degree in 3 or 4 years.

Funding and Fees

The annual fee for Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be £7,000 for 2016-17, with a maximum fee level of £25,000 for an honours degree in three or four years. Students with suitable A levels are encouraged to enter in year two.

The need to change the fee level paid by students from the rest of the UK to study in Scotland has been prompted by changes to University funding brought forward by the UK Government.

Exceptions:

The Scottish Funding Council will fund the fee for Students undertaking a Nursing programme.  Students entering either a Nursing programme of study in 2016/17 will therefore not be eligible to apply for any of the scholarships detailed below.

Generous scholarship and bursary scheme

GCU’s have 4 generous scholarship and bursary schemes to provide assistance with the cost of tuition fees.

These range from a merit based scholarship which provides up to £3,000 per year, to the Principal’s Common Good Scholarship which will cover tuition fees in full for talented students from low income backgrounds who are first in their families to go to University.

Scholarships available for RUK students applying for a Undergraduate programme are:

RUK Principal’s Common Good Scholarship

The University’s motto is ‘For the Common Good’, which means it is committed to a social mission to promote the common good. In line with this social mission the Principal is pleased to be able to offer students the opportunity to apply for the Common Good Scholarship for study at GCU. The Principal’s Common Good Scholarship will cover tuition fees in full each year up to a maximum of £25,000 over the duration of the programme for talented students from low income backgrounds who are first in their families to go to University. A maximum of 5 awards will be made each year. Students who are in receipt of this award will have to pay £ZERO fees for their normal length of studies.

Criteria for application

Each Scholarship can be awarded only to a student who is entering a undergraduate programme of study at GCU and is assessed as being a RUK Fee payer.

The Scholarship is for talented students from a low income family and the first in their immediate family to attend university.

Applicants must include in their application:

  • Why they consider themselves a deserving recipient of this award
  • Their rationale for coming to study at GCU at this point in their lives
  • The rationale for choosing their specific programme of study
  • In what ways they believe their personal development will flourish
  • How studying at GCU will help them fulfil their dreams and hopes beyond graduation

Apply now for the RUK Principals Common Good Scholarship‌

Closing date

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 12th August 2016. All applicants will receive a response by 14th September 2016.

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RUK Access Scholarship

This £2,000/year (total £8,000) scholarship is available to students whose household income is £25,000 or less per year.

Students who are in receipt of this award will have to pay £17,000 fees for their normal length of studies.

No separate application is necessary for this award as GCU will use data provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC) to access eligibility.

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RUK Merit Scholarship

This merit based scholarship of £1,000/year (£4,000 max) will be awarded to students who gain entry to GCU with A level results of at least ABB or equivalent.

Students who are in receipt of this award will have to pay £21,000 fees for their normal length of studies.

No separate application is necessary for this award as GCU will use entry qualification data to access eligibility.

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RUK Merit & Access Scholarship

This scholarship provides £3,000/year (£12,000 max) towards tuition fees and is based on the following criteria:

  • Residual household income of £25,000 or less per year

AND

  • Entry qualifications of at least A-Levels of ABB or equivalent

Students who are in receipt of this award will have to pay £13,000 fees for their normal length of studies.

No separate application is necessary for this award as GCU will use data provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC) as well as entry qualification data to access eligibility.

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Please note:

Please note that students can only be awarded ONE scholarship.  Students who have sponsorship or have fees paid by SAAS are not eligible for any RUK scholarship.

Other information regarding financial support for RUK students is available here.