How to apply


The easiest way to apply for a postgraduate programme is using our online application form. This form is simple to complete and allows you to upload additional documentation to support your application.

At peak times, the University receives an exceptionally high volume of applications and enquiries. We will make every effort to respond to applicants as soon as possible.

Please note that currently, it may take slightly longer than usual to respond to your enquiry or provide an initial decision on your application.

Additional documents

Some additional documents help GCU evaluate your application. They support the information you provided in your application form. Certificates, transcripts and references are very important. Your personal statement is your opportunity to tell GCU why you want to apply for your chosen course and so is equally as important.

Get full details of the additional documents needed 

Other ways to apply

Complete the application form below and email with your supporting documents to or return to:

Admissions and Enquiry Service
Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow G4 0BA
Scotland, United Kingdom

Please note: For a small number of postgraduate courses, applications must be submitted via UCAS. This will be indicated in the entry requirements section of the specific course information.


The next intake is September 2021. All applications for undergraduate course should be made online through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

Once we have received your documents, undergraduate admissions will assess your suitability for the course and advise on any further course of action to be taken.

Visit our undergraduate study section for details on how to fill in the UCAS form. We are happy to assess your eligibility for an undergraduate course based on your transcripts in advance of your application. If you have any queries regarding your application, please email undergraduate admissions directly at or telephone +44 141 331 3334.

Other ways to apply

Through an overseas agent

International students applying for undergraduate courses through one of our overseas-based GCU representatives, can do so directly to the University. Our representatives based in your country will be able to advise you accordingly. Details of how to contact a local GCU representative can be found on our website.

After July 

From July until September you can apply directly to the University if you have not already applied to other institutions via UCAS. Please contact for an application form and further information. If you have already submitted an application via UCAS, please contact for information on what you need to do to be considered for a place.

Visa application

You can get help with your visa application from our Visa Immigration Support and Advice (VISA) team, a professional service dedicated to supporting international students and their families while they study at GCU.

If you’re from a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), you’ll need a PBS Student visa. To study a full-time course as a postgraduate or research student, you’ll need to apply for a Student visa. From 1 January 2021, applicants from inside the EEA also require a PBS Student visa to enter the UK. For the latest information, go to the Home Office website.

Postgraduate research

Discover our PhD research opportunities to find out what is currently available and how to apply.

Please send your completed forms and supporting documents, along with a two to four page proposal, setting out your area of research interest, to or Admissions and Enquiry Service, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA, Scotland, United Kingdom.

For more information on research at Glasgow Caledonian University, please visit our Graduate School.

Payment of overseas tuition fees

Please refer to our fees and finance section for full details of how to make a payment.

Semester dates

Our programmes of study begin in September and January. For details of the academic year, check out the University academic calendar

Study abroad

To apply to study as a fee-paying student for one semester or one year at undergraduate level, download an application form and refer to the study abroad pages for further information


If your institution has an exchange agreement with Glasgow Caledonian University, it may be possible to spend a semester with us. Learn more about exchanges.