Coins exist to the value of 1p, 2p, 5p,  10p, 20p, 50p, £1, and £2 and notes to the value of £1 (green), £5 (blue), £10 (brown), £20 (purple) and £50 (green/brown). In Scotland you will find four types of any one note. This is because in addition to the Bank of England three Scottish banks are allowed to issue bank notes: the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Bank of Scotland and the Clydesdale Bank.

Convert world currency into UK Sterling.

Transfer Money

There are two methods of international money transfer. Banks will charge a small fee for this service. Contact your home bank for details of charges.

  • Swift: Give your bank in your home country details of your bank account in Glasgow and money can be sent automatically from bank to bank.
  • Draft: A banker’s cheque can be brought with or sent from your bank in your home country to your address in Glasgow. This can then be deposited with your Glasgow bank.

Post Office

Post Offices offer a variety of services from selling stamps, phone cards and stationery to operating a banking service and insurance. Leaflets on all their functions can be picked up at any Post Office.

See opening a UK bank account for more information.


Scholarships are available from internal and external organisations. Full details of the scholarships available at GCU can be found here

Here is a list of scholarship for international students, please click on the links for more information.