Undergraduate

Scholarships provide help towards the cost of your tuition fees in Scotland and bursaries provide you with financial support during your studies.

The University’s motto ‘for the common good’ means that we are committed to our social mission to promote the common good. In line with this mission, we offer a number of common good awards.

Funding support

The Scottish Funding Council SFC provides tuition fee support for nursing students from Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Student Awards Agency for Scotland provides funding support for students entering one of the Allied Health Professions. As such, the following awards are not available to nursing, midwifery and Allied Health Profession students.

Bursaries and scholarships

 GCU Undergraduate Scholarships

 

Loyalty Scholarships Undergraduate and Postgraduate 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.

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 Fair Access 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 undergraduate applicant from England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

How to apply

Apply for your chosen GCU course via UCAS. The data you submit to the Student Loans Company (SLC) will be used to access eligibility based on household income, therefore no separate application is required.

Please read terms and conditions before applying.

Carnegie Fee Assistance

Are you in need of help with covering the cost of undergraduate tuition fee and are a Scottish student? Are SAAS advising you are not eligible for support with covering your tuition fee?

Please see the Website for the Carnegie Trust who may be able to help 

Applicant eligibility

  1. Applicants must be of Scottish birth or descent (at least one parent born in Scotland), or must have had at least two years' education at a secondary school in Scotland.
  2. In addition, applicants must not be eligible for support towards the cost of fees from either the Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales or Student Finance Northern Ireland. Part-time students, who only receive tuition fee support from SAAS and are not eligible for any grants, bursaries or loans from SAAS or for a university fee waiver scheme, may apply if the amount awarded by SAAS is less than the total amount of fees payable.
  3. Applicants must reside in Scotland during the period of the course studied.
  4. Applicants must normally have passed the examinations relating to the previous stage of their curriculum before being eligible for assistance. Assistance will not normally be given to students whose Students' Allowance awards have been withdrawn or suspended owing to examination failure or where the applicant has withdrawn from a course. If a claim is submitted by such applicants, full particulars must be given of any exceptional circumstances that may be held to account for such failure or withdrawal
  5. Deadlines are: 31 August 2016 5PM if you are renewing an award; or 1 December 2016 5PM for new applicants.

Type and level of award made

  1. Claims must be made only in respect of university fees and requests for maintenance costs cannot be considered.
  2. Applications will be subject to means testing. Successful applicants may receive either the full fees for the relevant year of study or such part thereof as may appear appropriate to the Trust, having regard to all the circumstances disclosed in the application.
  3. All awards provided by the Trust are in the form of grants, paid directly to the university attended

To submit an application form click here

Sir Alex Ferguson Mobility Scholarship (Undergraduate and Postgraduate opportunity)

Annual mobility 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

Simply complete a mobility scholarships application form online.

Applications open September and February each year

If you would like more information in the meantime please contact scholarships@gcu.ac.uk 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.

Gillian Purvis Travel Busary for Fashion Business Students

Travel Bursaries are available for 3rd  & 4th year Fashion Business and International Fashion Branding students planning to take part on an overseas exchange programme. The Travel Bursaries are only available to students who have submitted an application for a place on exchange at institutions approved by GCU to meet the needs of the Fashion Businessprogramme.

What you get

The Bursary is designed to assist with travel and living costs and will pay up to £1,000 on enrolment in your host institution.

Who can apply

To be eligible for this bursary applicants must be planning to study at the following institutions;

Fashion Business students;

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

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

 How to apply

Applications open October 2017

 

 

 

 

 

GCU Travel Bursary

GCU is pleased to be able to offer home undergraduate students travelling abroad as part of their course or for charitable/ volunteering activities a travel bursary. This bursary could be used over the summer or for university exchanges for a semester or full academic year in the following session.

What you get

Up to £1,000 towards your travel 

Who can Apply

Any home Undergraduate student 

How to apply

Applications open around February each year

Magnus Magnusson Awards

Awards of up to £5,000 will be presented to students in their second year upwards, or to young researchers in the early stages of their academic careers. Applications from any discipline and from any part of the University or for almost any kind of proposal that will help individuals to reach their dreams are welcome. However, Judges will be especially pleased to receive applications from areas relating to any of Magnus Magnusson's personal interests, including the media, history, language, literature and the natural environment. Applicants must demonstrate achievement in their chosen area, and have a clear plan to take their work forward. Please click on this link for further information on the Magnus Magnusson Awards.

 www.gcu.ac.uk/magnusson

Talented Athlete Support Programme

The Talented Athlete Support Programme has been designed to assist the university's most talented promising athletes in developing their sporting potential while studying at Glasgow Caledonian. Applicants must have reached or demonstrated a particular level of standard to be considered for the programme. The Talented Athlete Support Programme is run in conjunction with Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow University and Strathclyde University. Applications for the Talented Athlete Support Programme are available early September. Please click on this link to find out further information on the Talented Athlete Support Programme. 

Download an application form.

We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to both International students and students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Saint Andrews Society of the State of New York Scholarship Fund

For the academic year 2017-18, the Society will offer Scholarships to the total value of $60,000 to enable Scottish graduates to study for a year in the United States.  

Up to two Scholarships will be offered for no less than $30,000 each. Preference will be given to candidates who have no previous experience of the United States and for whom a period of study there can be expected to be a life-changing experience.

Who can apply

Selection will be based on all-round assessment, including personality and academic achievement.

1. Candidates must be Scottish by birth or descent, and will be expected to have current knowledge of Scotland and Scottish current affairs, and of the Scottish tradition generally. The Society expects its scholars to be good ambassadors for Scotland.

2. Candidates must also be:

  • either graduates of a Scottish university, or of Oxford or Cambridge, who have completed their first degree (so as to be qualified to graduate) no earlier than 2015.
  • or students of a Scottish university, or of Oxford or Cambridge, who expect to complete their first degree (so as to be qualified to graduate) in 2016.

An Honours degree is not essential.

The closing date for this scholarship is 3 March 2017

Application forms

St Andrew Society state of New York Application

St Andrew Society state of New York Referee Report 2017

St Andrew Society state of New York Particulars 2017

Applications must be sent to;

Andrea Butler
Scholarship Adviser
Campus Life Lounge
Level 1, George Moore
Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow
G4 0BA

Email: scholarships@gcu.ac.uk

Television Production and Broadcast Journalism Undergraduate Bursaries

The RTS offers two bursary schemes each year to undergraduates from lower income backgrounds intending to pursue a career in television.

As well as offering a helping hand to those wanting to study television production, we are keen to encourage undergraduates studying computing or engineering who might consider a career in the technical side of the television industry.

What you get

Up to £1,000 bursary for the stated duration of your course (Max 3 years total £3,000)

Membership of the Royal Television Society

Affiliate Membership of the Hospital Club

Mentoring opportunity

Who can apply 

You must be a UK student (E.U and International students are not elgible to apply) studying BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism 

The RTS bursary is for people who have not previously gained a degree or other higher-education qualification and have accepted an offer as their "firm choice" to study full-time on one of the accepted undergraduate courses.

Applicants must have a household income of no more than £25,000 for the Television Production bursary.

For further information and for details of how to apply, please click on RTS Bursaries

Technology Bursaries

The Royal Television Society is offering 'Technology Undergraduate Bursaries' which are aimed at encouraging some of the most talented computer and engineering undergraduates to consider a career in television. The scheme is available to talented students from lower income households applying to study engineering and computer sciences degrees - skills much in demand in the television industry.

All bursary recipients also get affiliate membership to The Hospital Club in London while studying and one year's free membership of the RTS post-graduation. In their final year of study, the RTS will aim to set up mentoring or placement opportunities with one of our many industry members. 

Eligibility

The RTS bursary is for people who have not previously gained a degree or other higher-education qualification and have accepted an offer as their "firm choice" to study full-time on one of the accepted undergraduate courses.

Applicants must have a household income of no more than £35,000 for the Technology Bursary and must be "home" full-time undergraduate students; applicants from other EU countries or from abroad are not eligible.


For more information and details of how to apply please click on RTS Bursaries

The Stevenson Exchange Scholarship 2017-2018

Are you looking to go on exchange to Spain, France or Germany?

The Stevenson Exchange Scholarships are for the promotion of friendly relations between students of the universities of Scotland, France, Germany or Spain.

They are tenable, normally for one year, at any French, German or Spanish University. Study is not restricted to students of Modern Languages.

What you get 

In recent years the awards have ranged in value from £250 to £3,000. The Scholarships may be held with assistantships and other awards. A limited number of Scholarships of lower value may also be awarded for periods of not less than four months.

Who can apply 

• Undergraduates and recent graduates of any faculty of any Scottish university.

• Not more than twenty-five years of age.Candidates should apply through their home university will be called for a short interview, which are normally held in April. The interview is an integral part of the application process, and there may be one or two questions in the relevant language.

How to apply

Application forms must be accompanied by a brief outline of the applicant’s plans for the year in the country concerned and how the scholarship might help.

Click on this link to download the Stevenson Exchange Application form 2017-18 France Germany Spain. ‌

Please see Application Guidelines for the Stevenson Exchange Scholarships 2017-2018 by clicking on the link

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarships

‌The Vacation Scholarship for Undergraduates is aimed at "students of exceptional merit" who are in their third year of study at the time of applying (or at an equivalent level for students on a part-time programme). Each student’s academic record to date should demonstrate that he, or she, is on track to achieve a first or upper second class degree.

All applications must be approved by an academic who can comment on the students’ academic abilities. The supervisors must be willing and able to supervise the students’ work during the period of award.

Candidates should be nominated by either their Head of the appropriate Faculty/School/College or their supervisor using the form enclosed. The closing date for applications is 1st April in each year, and Deans will be notified of the Trust decision in early May.

What’s it for?

  • To undertake an independent research project in any academic field of study

Who can apply?

  • Applicants must be Scottish by birth, descent or residence (e.g. 2 years at a secondary school in Scotland)
  • 3rd or 4th year students on a full-time course, or at an equivalent level if studying part-time

When can I do this?

  • At any time during the summer vacation, typically from May onwards
  • Scholarships are between 2-6 weeks in duration

Why should I apply?

  • To develop valuable research skills
  • To investigate a topic of particular interest to you
  • To hone academic writing skills by writing up about the results of your work

How much of a scholarship will I receive?

  • The scholarship is worth £225 per week

 

Click on this link to Carnegie Cameron Vacation Scholarship application form 16-17

Further eligibility criteria can be found under Vacation scholarship Regulations 16-17

Further guidelines can be found under theVacation scholarship Guidelines 16-17

Application deadline is 5PM on 15th March 2017.