Try your best to get here for induction week, as well as the start of teaching, to give yourself the best start for success in your studies. If you are unavoidably late, there are deadlines for completing the registration process (that’s completing online registration and collecting your card). You can continue to check your school page for induction updates.
Our International Student Welcome Programme is a week-long introduction to GCU packed full of social and informative activities. Meet friends, attend free events, learn about Glasgow, register with a GP and open a UK bank account plus much more. This year's International Welcome programme will take place from Friday18th January - Wednesday 30th of January 2019.
International Students should contact the Visa Immigration and Advice for advice as a late arrival and must also contact Admissions to agree their arrival date and for Admissions to inform the Home Office.
Deadline for courses due to start teaching on
If your course starts at another time, then you must complete registration by 2 weeks after the start of teaching.
If you are arriving after your course has started please contact your school immediately to confirm your arrival and find out what you need to do to catch up with anything you missed. You must also go to the Campus Life Desk to register and collect your card before the deadline above (remember to bring the required ID).
Please bring your passport (make sure it is stamped on entry tio the UK, even if you come via another EU country) and biometric immigration document(or letter from Home Office if you are to collect on campus and you can collect it before you get your card) to receive your student ID card. You should already have sent us your photograph as part of our registration process.
You can collect your student ID card from Monday 14th January from the Campus life desk.
We would like to welcome you to Scotland and help you settle into life as a student at Glasgow Caledonian University. The first few months at university can be an exciting yet nervous time, and it can take a while to adjust to a new environment. Have a look at our Global Buddies page to find out more information and how to get involved.
We advise you to open a bank account in the UK - it makes things easier if you need to extend or apply for a visa. Santander is a partner of GCU and has a branch located on campus which is across from the ARC.
The Santander branch will be open on Monday 14th of January and they will have walk in appointments available for new students starting in January who have any enquiries.
Nationals of some countries are required to register with the police within seven days of arrival in the UK. Entry clearance vignettes and biometric residence permits should state clearly whether this is required. If you are unsure, get in touch with Visa Immigration Support & Advice.