Before You Start

Here's a list of key things you have to do or think about before you start at GCU.

Registration and Application

What happens between your application and starting at Caledonian?

  1. You follow the application process for undergraduates or postgraduates
  2. You firmly accept an unconditional offer
  3. You can apply for University accommodation
  4. We will send you a joining instructions email. This will include your username and password and how to register online before you start. Read the full University Code of Student Discipline online. 
  5. You register with the university - read the guide to online registration
  6. You give us your photograph
  7. You complete the registration process by collecting your student ID card
Sort out your money
  • Apply for tuition fee support, other bursaries, supplementary allowances or funding for students with dependants as soon as you have a place at Caledonian.
  • Open a bank account - your student loan will be paid straight into your bank account.
  • Find out about how to pay the fees if you can't get tuition fee support. The Fees and Funding webpages can also advise you about ways to look for help to pay.
  • Have a look on the Careers webpages to and sign up to Career Hub to find out about the latest jobs/opportunities available.
Consider & Organise

Is there anything else I should think about and organise?

  • Accommodation - the Accommodation Office can help you if you are moving to Glasgow.

  • Childcare - find out about finding and funding childcare.

  • Disability - tell our Disability Service about any disabilities, including dyslexia, or specific needs you may have so we can make arrangements for you.