United Arab Emirates

Welcome to Glasgow Caledonian University

Why choose GCU?

  • Campuses in Glasgow, London and New York
  • Main campus located in Glasgow, eighth Best City in the World (Timeout 2019)
  • 72% of our undergraduate programmes offer placement opportunities
  • All our Allied Health Programmes (AHP) have a minimum of 1000 placement hours
  • Popular areas of study include Diplomacy; Fashion Business; Physiotherapy; Construction & Surveying; Biological & Biomedical Sciences; and Risk Management
  • 95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation (HESA 2018)

Connect with GCU

GCU will be in attendance at the below virtual events for prospective students in UAE:

Please contact Louisa Freeman, Recruitment and Marketing Manager, E-mail: louisa.freeman@gcu.ac.uk / WhatsApp:+447813 544767, if you would like to arrange a virtual meeting with our recruitment team.

In the meantime, if you would like to speak to someone face to face, why not contact one of our representatives in UAE:

If you are currently living in the UK, we can help you arrange a visit to our campuses in Glasgow and London, visit Open Days and Tours.

Entry requirements 

These are minimum general requirements only. Please refer to the relevant programme pages for essential subject requirements and grade ranges. Advanced entry is only possible where qualification aligns with the course.


Students who have sat a secondary school qualification in United Arab Emirates are not generally able to join an undergraduate programme at the University and would be required to undertake a foundation programme before joining one of our undergraduate programmes at GCU. Contact international@gcu.ac.uk for further information on accepted foundation qualifications. 

  • A-Level: BCC
  • International Baccalaureate: 25 points
  • USA High School Diploma with 2.7-3.0 GPA, plus one of the following:
    • SAT score of 1500 minimum (pre March 2016)
    • SAT score of 1000 minimum (post March 2016)
    • ACT score of 24
    • APs - 2x Advanced Placements at minimum grade 3
    • SAT Subject Tests - 2x SAT Subject Tests at minimum score of 500
    • For some programmes across our academic schools, we will require ACT or SAT combined with AP’s or SAT subject tests at higher grades or in specific subjects. 


  • Bachelor Degree with 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

English language requirements

To study at the University you must also provide evidence of your English language ability. For further information on the University’s English language requirements, please click here.

Further details of Accepted English language qualifications are available for students requiring to evidence their English language ability. Students who wish to join a programme with a higher English language requirement must provide a SELT result/certificate as evidence of English.

Entry requirements for certain courses may differ from those shown above. For further information on entry requirements, please contact us at student.enquiries@gcu.ac.uk.

Alumni ambassadors

GCU has alumni ambassadors around the world who kindly volunteer to provide current or prospective students with practical advice on what to expect when they arrive at GCU and how to make the most of their time at university.  

Furthermore, the ambassadors are a point of contact for GCU alumni based overseas and can offer useful tips on settling into a new country or setting up an event or networking opportunity. 

Contact Us

There are many ways that you can find out about studying at Glasgow Caledonian University. The Enquiries Office is open from Monday to Friday from 9:30am until 4:30pm, and is closed on Saturday and Sundays.

  • You can submit an enquiry about a wide range of different aspects of life at GCU by visiting our enquiries web form
  • If you are in Glasgow and would like to drop in to our Enquiries Office to meet one of the team, you can find us on the first Floor of the William Harley Building. You will see signposts around campus but if you are unsure where to find us, please see our campus map which should point you in the right direction.
  • You can contact us by telephone at +44 141 331 8630 or by email at studentenquiries@gcu.ac.uk.