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

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.

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.

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

Talented Athlete Support Programme

Talented Athlete

Talented Athlete Support Programme

The Talented Athlete Support Programme operates in partnership with Glasgow University and Strathclyde University. The programme has been designed to assist the University's most talented/promising athletes in developing their sporting potential whilst studying at the University.

Who can apply?

Applications are welcomed from all students who will be fully matriculated at Glasgow Caledonian University. Applicants must have reached or demonstrated a high level of competition to be considered for the programme. Athletes should be competing at least at national level in their chosen sport and must show potential to compete at a higher level. Previous recipients must apply on a yearly basis and will be treated in the same manner as new applicants.

What can the programme offer?

The programme is not wholly concerned with offering financial assistance to selected students although this may form an integral part of the programme. The intention is to offer a balanced programme consisting of the following:

  • Free access to training facilities at Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow University and Strathclyde University
  • Access to qualified strength training coaches
  • Access to qualified sports nutritionist
  • Access to physiotherapy
  • Access to sports psychology
  • Access to sports massage
  • Financial Assistance for the costs involved in training and competition (awards vary £100 - £500)

The Application Process

  • Download and complete the Talented Athlete Application Form or pick one up from ARC reception.
  • Application opens 01 June 2017 and Close on 31 October 2017
  • All applications are considered and then the most promising applicants are asked to attend a short interview to discuss their application
  • Once all interviews have been held, applicants will be informed as to whether they have been succesful with their application.

For further information please e-mail: talentedathlete@gcu.ac.uk

Travel scholarships & Bursaries

The ‘Dream NEW’ scholarship

The ‘Dream NEW’ scholarship is looking for adventurous students who would like to do a semester abroad in New Zealand. A total of 25 scholarships with a combined value of 60,300 GBP will be awarded for a semester of study at one of New Zealand’s top 10 universities:

Dream NEW” Scholarships are valued at up to NZD$ 12,500 (approx. 7,000 GBP) each and will allow you to study at one of New Zealand’s highly-ranked, world class universities and tertiary institutions. The scholarship will cover wholly or partially tuition fees for students undertaking a Study Abroad programme in Semester One or Two in 2018 (details vary between the institutions).

Seven of New Zealand’s universities and three of the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics are offering the "Dream NEW" scholarship:

  • Auckland University of Technology (AUT): 1 full scholarship at up to NZD 12,500
  • University of Waikato: 1 full scholarship at up to NZD 12,500
  • Otago Polytechnic (Auckland): 1 full scholarship at up to NZD 8,500
  • Massey University: 3 partial scholarships at NZD 4,000 each
  • Victoria University of Wellington: 3 partial scholarships at NZD 4,000 each
  • University of Otago: 3 partial scholarships at NZD 4,000 each
  • University of Canterbury: 3 partial scholarships at NZD 4,000 each 
  • Ara Institute of Canterbury (ARA): 2 partial scholarships at NZD 4,000 each
  • Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT): 2 partial scholarships at NZD 4,000 each 
  • Lincoln University: 6 partial scholarships at NZD 2,000 each


Applicants must meet ALL the following criteria: 

  • Must be a EU (or United Kingdom, Norway or Switzerland) citizen or hold EU (or United Kingdom, Norway or Switzerland) residents status for a minimum of 2 years
  • Currently enrolled at a tertiary institution in one of the 28 EU countries or the United Kingdom, Norway or Switzerland
  • 18 years or above at the time of application

Applications are welcome from citizens (or residents) of all European Union countries or the United Kingdom, Norway or Switzerland for a “Study Abroad” Semester on undergraduate level as offered by the New Zealand universities and institutions.

Applicants must have English language proficiency in order to undertake courses in New Zealand. You will need to provide evidence of this in order to apply for the scholarship.


Scholarship application form

You can apply for the "Dream NEW" scholarship application form online HERE. Your application will be accepted only if completed in English. Applications in other languages cannot be considered.

Required Documents

In addition to the application form, you must submit/ upload the below in order to complete the “Dream NEW” application. Further details are available in the online form. 

  • Official transcript/s of university/tertiary level qualification/s to date
  • Evidence of English-Language proficiency
  • Curriculum Vitae (resume)
  • Copy of the photo ID page of your passport
  • Online reference from your home university (professor, lecturer, etc.)

Video or text statement

Create a short video OR write a short blog/essay introducing yourself and explaining why you’re the right candidate for the “Dream New” Scholarship. Show us why you are a New Zealand fan; what you are dreaming of; which university you have chosen, explain what and why you’d like to study in New Zealand. Your statement should showcase your personality, creativity and your desire for New Zealand.

Statements can be submitted in one of the following formats:

  • Video (maximum 2 minutes)
  • Online blog / essay (maximum 1,500 characters, including spaces)

English language skills

Candidates must submit either:

  • A scan of the certificate/s of English language proficiency you hold (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, DAAD, university tests etc.) OR,
  • A letter from your current European university, confirming your English language proficiency.


  • You must apply for the scholarship by 1 September, 2017
  • The winners will be announced in October 2017


  • Please apply HERE by 1 September 2017


 Find more scholarships at: www.european-funding-guide.eu/

iVISA Study Abroad Scholarship

iVisa $1,500 Scholarship

Attention potential study abroad students. Do you want to study abroad?

iVisa.com, a global passport and visa processing company, is offering a $1,500 scholarship to any student who is interested in study abroad.

We designed this scholarship with you in mind. The application is straight forward and you should be able to complete it in less than 60 minutes.

Applicants must:

  • have a 2.5 GPA
  • be currently enrolled in university
  • and submit their application no later than May 15th, 2017.

how to apply

email scholar@ivisa.com with the following documents

  • your unofficial university transcript
  • 500 word story in PDF format in English about an experience you had where you became friends with someone from a different culture. The email title must be “Scholarship application”.

The winner will be announced May 20th, 2017.

  • Applicants must want to study abroad but no proof of enrollment in a study abroad program is needed. The scholarship can be used for school expenses in the terms before study abroad or during study abroad.

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






Apply to Glasgow Caledonian University and take advantage of the following external scholarships on offer:

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. 


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

 External, Partnership and other Scholarships


Do you have the surname Graham?

2017 Graham Trust application The Graham Charitable Trust have a fund that is open to students with the surname Graham or descendants of the Graham family who are studying at a higher education institute in Glasgow.

What you get 

The bursary fund (max award £500) is designed to support members of the Graham family who are in some way disadvantaged and require financial support to continue with their education.  


24 July 2017

Who can apply 

Your surname is Graham (or you have a parent whose surname is Graham)

You are studying in Glasgow

How to apply 

Please send your application (either by post or email) to: Linda Phillips, Foundation Scotland, Empire House, 131 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2RX

E: linda@foundationscotland.org.uk T: 0141 341 4960     


ICAS Bursary (Accountancy/Finance)

ICAS Foundation Bursaries

Bursaries for qualifying student’s resident in Scotland studying Accountancy or Finance.

The ICAS Foundation was established to assist primarily young people who require financial and mentoring assistance to make progress on their journey to Chartered Accountancy and other finance and management-related disciplines. The Foundation will offer bursaries to students commencing undergraduate degrees in qualifying subjects at Glasgow Caledonian University in the 2017-2018 academic session.

What you get

  • Bursaries of up to £10,000 payable over 4 years to students studying Accountancy or Finance degree.

  • Students with parental income below £34,000 are eligible to apply. 

Who can apply 

The bursaries will be open to applicants resident in Scotland who are accepted on to an undergraduate course at Glasgow Caledonian University in Accountancy or Finance (or any joint degree that includes one or more of these subjects - preferably the dominant part if not 50/50 split).

Students must, while demonstrating ability and potential to complete an undergraduate degree, have financial or personal circumstances that might otherwise inhibit that progression.

Recipients must maintain an academic standard that would eventually lead to a 2:1 Honours classification. An award may be withdrawn if a student fails to meet that academic standard as measured by the University.

How to apply

Applications for the ICAS Foundation Bursaries can be made by downloading the bursary application from the ICAS Foundation web site. www.icasfoundation.org.uk or ICAS Bursary (Accountancy/Finance)

Closing date for applications is 19 May 2017.


Applications will be considered by the ICAS Foundation Trustees and other advisors that they consider appropriate

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







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



At Rugby Warfare, we value education and helping those in need. We understand how hard it can be in today’s world to be a student and trying to survive with a minimal budget but also make the most out of University life. Depending on your circumstances, performing optimally at University can be easily hindered by financial stress. We want to help with that. In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, we are pleased to be offering a bi-yearly £500 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning to attend University in the United Kingdom. We will also be giving the winner a bundle of free clothing from our range, perfect for casual wear to University and to stay fit in the gym.


In order to apply, applicants must submit a 750+ word essay on the following topic:

“Evaluate the difficulty of eating healthily and being active whilst being a student at College or University and what can be done to overcome the challenges.”

Out of the pool of applicants, we will choose five finalists. We will then post the five finalists’ essays on our blog and our social media pages.


The application guidelines are as follows:

  • Essays must be received by May 27th, 2017
  • Applications should be emailed to scholarship@rugbywarfare.com in word format, no link to Google Docs or PDFs
  • Applicants should include their name, address and phone number
  • Applicants should include a link to their Facebook profile so that way we may confirm their identity and school enrolment
  • The applicant should state where they are currently attending or be planning to attend University in the body of their submission email
  • No additional information should be included
  • Once the application deadline has passed, the essays will be reviewed and judged based on the following criteria:

    -Responsiveness to the question

    – Grammar and style

    – Thoughtfulness and originality

    – The persuasiveness of the arguments presented

We look forward to your submissions and helping the winners meet their educational costs and help them promote health and fitness!

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.

Orla James Scholarship

Orla James are excited to be offering a Wedding scholarship for 2016/2017 to reward creativity for those in education.

The scholarship applications are open to students of the UK, US, Australia and Canada which have been accepted onto a higher education course at a recognised institution. The scholarship winner will be awarded £900/$1200 towards their studies for the academic year of 2017.

How to apply

Step 1: Write an essay on a wedding topic (up to 1000 words) which expresses your creative writing capability.

Step 2: Fill out the form on the website https://www.orlajames.com/blog/wedding-scholarship/ 

Step 3: Orla James will assess your entry and the information your provided in the form. The chosen winner of the scholarship will be announced on the 30th of July 2017.

Entry for the scholarship will require an essay of no more than 1000 words on any wedding topic of your choice, images can be included but must be relevant and depict the context of the piece. This purpose of the essay is to demonstrate your writing skills and creativity so make it as unique as possible. While the scholarship is open to people of any discipline, extra consideration will be given to those enrolling in English, creative writing, fashion or design degrees.

Applications are online only due to the international nature of the scholarship. We will not be taking into consideration academic achievement, however financial need may affect the final decision. 

The deadline for submission is 10th July 2017

  • Late submissions will not be considered.
  • The winner will be required to validate their address through any form of legitimate documentation.
  • The scholarship is of a one time award of £900/$1200, currency dependant on location.
  • Applicants must be enrolled or due to be enrolled in a full time course.
  • Any questions regarding the scholarship please email katie@orlajames.com.

Early Payment Discount

A 5% early payment discount if your tuition fees are over £5,000 will be applied on the condition that full fees are paid in full prior to first teaching date of the programme and all other Key Points below are taken into consideration.

Key points;

  • On the first year of entry for International fee paying students, a minimum deposit must be received by 1 August (for September intake) 1 December (for January intake) or 1 March (for May intake)Deposits are accepted from applicants holding both conditional and unconditional offers. 
  • Deposits cannot be refunded to students who did not meet the entry criteria or were unsuccessful in obtaining a visa. Please see fees and refund policy
  • Remaining tuition fees are paid in full before the first day of teaching.
  • The early payment discount is available for each subsequent year providing tuition fees are paid in full before the first day of teaching each year.
  • Discounts are subtracted from the cost of tuition after any scholarship has been applied.
  • Distance learning students will only be eligible for the 5% early payment discount if they pay the full cost of the course upfront.
  • Students who pay only one academic year of the programme will not be offered the discount.