Information for Brazilian Students

Brazil flag Getting here 

Glasgow International Airport is situated only 20 minutes from the city centre and has direct links with cities including London, Paris and Amsterdam. You can fly from Brazil to Glasgow via each of these cities, with connection times as short as 1 hour 20 minutes. Check the KLM and British Airways websites for detailed flight options.

Adapting to life in Glasgow

Adapting to life in a new city, or new country can be an overwhelming experience. At GCU, we understand how important those first few weeks in a new city are for international students. To help you settle in, we have designed a freshers week programme that will introduce you to life at GCU. During the first few weeks of term, we also run free’ Give it a Go’ sessions, where you can make new friends and sample activities within clubs and societies, including the following:

If you really need a flavour of home within those first few weeks, Glasgow has a lot to offer with Brazilian restaurants only a short walk from the university. You will also find many capoeira classes available in Glasgow held by various organisations including the Group Senzala Scotland. Many Brazilians living in Glasgow also take part in our annual West End Festival, which takes place in June each year and is must see event whilst you are in Glasgow.

Excellent International Student Support

Glasgow Caledonian University has been rated Scotland’s best international student experience four times in a row, and our overseas student support has been rated the best in the UK at the Times Higher Education Awards 2008. From registering with a GP to student visa advice, our dedicated international student support (VISA) team is here to help. We also have a Santander bank branch on campus, making it as easy as possible to manage your finances whilst in Glasgow. You can find news on university events, social activities, photos and videos on the GCU Facebook page.

Estudar na GCU, Escocia