England, Wales and Northern Ireland

With the help of a scholarship, you can manage the cost of studying a full time degree 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

The Common Good Award

Choose to study your undergraduate degree at Glasgow Caledonian University and you may be eligible to receive £6,000 cashback and a final-year fee waiver.

What you get

The Common Good award entitles you to:

  • £2,000 cash bursary for three years paid over three instalments each year
  • Plus, a fee waiver of £9,000 covering the total cost of your final year tuition fees

Who can apply

This is a non-repayable bursary and scholarship. It is open to any full time undergraduate applicant from England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

How to apply

No separate application is required.

Please read terms and conditions before applying.

Gillian Purvis Travel Bursary for Fashion Business Students

The Gillian Purvis travel bursary is available to students in their 3rd or 4th years of the International Fashion Business or International Fashion Branding undergraduate degrees at GCU.

You can receive up to £1,000 to help with travel and living costs when you enrol with an approved institution as part of an appropriate international student exchange programme.

Approved exchange partner institutions include:

For International Fashion Business students:

  • Helsinki Metropolia UAS, Finland
  • Middle Tennessee State University,USA
  • Iowa State University, USA

For International Fashion Branding students:

  • Helsinki Metropolia UAS, Finland
  • ESCE, France France Business School, France
  • Neoma Business School, France
  • Universita Carlo Cattaneo- LIUC, Italy
  • Ryerson University, Canada
  • California State University, USA
  • Iowa State University, USA
  • Stony Brooke University, USA
  • RMIT University, Australia
  • Middle Tennessee State University, USA

Applications open August each year 

Or if you need more information or help contact Andrea Butler on +44 141 331 8770.

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

Applications are now closed and will reopen in September 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.

Chancellor Yunus Scholarship

Social business and microfinance have the potential to transform the lives of the poorest people in both developing and developed countries, GCU are happy to announce that we have scholarships available which will be awarded on an overall assessment of merit and promise of the candidate, including their financial circumstances

Who can apply

All International, English, Welsh and Northern Ireland students who have applied for a place on the MSc Social Business and Microfinance full time course commencing September 2017

Scottish Domiciled and EU should apply through the fully funded scholarship

What you get 

GCU will cover the full tuition fee for one International student and one student from the Rest of Uk 

How to apply

complete the online application for before 5pm 30 JUNE 2017

please contact Andrea Butler Scholarship advisor on 0141 331 8770 or scholarships@gcu.ac.uk if you have any queries 




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.

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

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'.


Deadline for applications 

Round 1 – 31/12/2016

Round 2 - 31/08/2017