Offer holders

Congratulations, you are in!

Now that you have received your offer to study at GCU you are part of our incredible student community, and you are going to love it.

Welcome

Before you join us at the start of term, there are a few things to do first.

We have outlined the basics of what needs to happen to take you from being an offer holder, right through to the day you arrive on campus. Keep reading for our top hints and tips, and we will see you soon!

Accepting your offer

First things first, you should accept your offer of postgraduate study by calling us or by email. Remember, you have 30 days to accept from the day you receive your offer e-mail, so don't wait too long!

If you have a conditional offer, you will be asked to provide evidence that the conditions of your offer have been met, so ensure you have this ready.

Top tip: Include your GCU Student ID number and we will be able to find your details easily.

VISA application advice

Here at GCU we have an international student support team who are trained, expert advisers on UK immigration and they are on hand to help with your application, whether in the UK or in your home country.

Top tip: If you need a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK please read through our information about obtaining this visa. You should use the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number provided by the Admissions Office to apply for your visa as early as possible.

A non-refundable deposit of £3,500 is required from international students before we can issue your Visa CAS.

Please note: UK Visas and Immigration place certain limits on the length of time a student can spend in the UK on a Tier 4 student visa.

Support with funding your studies

Why not have a look at our postgraduate scholarships, each year we offer over £2.5 million in scholarships to our students!

You may also wish to apply for a postgraduate loan(UK and EU students only), full information on what is available can be found here.

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Finding your accommodation

Now you have accepted your offer it’s time to think about where you are going to stay while you study at GCU. If you need accommodation, you can choose to either apply for a place in the GCU student accommodation or in private-rented accommodation.

Top tip: the student cost of living is a great tool to help you to plan your finances. It can help you to know how much money you can afford and decide which property or area is most suitable for you.

Our dedicated Student Accommodation Office are here to help you find the perfect home. Full information on how to get in touch with them can be found within our accommodation pages on our website, or you can contact the team by emailing accommodation@gcu.ac.uk

Taking an English Language course

All teaching at GCU is carried out in English, so it’s important that you have sufficient fluency in written and spoken English to get the best out of your course from the start.

INTO is a partnership with GCU that offers academic preparation courses and English language programmes designed specifically for international students. You can choose from a wide range of degree and academic preparatory programmes to support your entry to GCU and adapt to living and studying in a UK university environment.

Visit us here on campus

If you can’t wait to see the campus, or maybe you just want to find out where everything is before you enrol. Why not take a tour, or come along to one of our open day events?

We offer tours every week, just remember to book as places fill up fast! Find out more.

Meet our students

Don’t take our word for it, read what our students have to say about their experiences at GCU. 

Life at Glasgow Caledonian University

We have a range of services to help you with your studies and adjusting to living in Glasgow.

Have a look at what is available, including advice on the subjects of working, health and finances.

Remember, we are here to help you throughout your journey in becoming a student here at GCU. We can't wait for you to join us! 

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