College students

Coming from college?

With your Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND) or access course underway, you are probably beginning to think about your next move and perhaps considering further study at university. 

At Glasgow Caledonian University, you will find that lots of our students have taken the step from college to university with us. We have plenty of full-time and part-time undergraduate degree courses to choose from and as a college student, you can gain direct entry into a programme. Some HNCs and HNDs allow you direct entry into the 2nd or 3rd year of a university degree course at Glasgow Caledonian University. Look out for the Year 2 or Year 3 entry requirements on the individual course pages.

Getting Into GCU for 2022 Applicants

Getting Into GCU is a short online guide to making your UCAS Application, aimed at students in their final year of HNC/HND or SWAP study.

We focus on tips for applying to GCU degree programmes, and provide useful guidance on how to construct your Personal Statement when applying to study at GCU.

To access Getting Into GCU, click here. If you have any questions about the guide, you can email us at

The College Connect Team

Whether you have been offered a place at GCU or have yet to apply, the College Connect Team provides a dedicated service at GCU to guide you through the process. Our programme of activities have been designed to help you connect with GCU:

  • The College Connect Transition Programme to help you make the transition from college to university
  • UCAS Application Advice and Events, such as Get Connected and Getting Into GCU
  • College and HN Induction Events including the Get Ahead Programme
  • Mentoring support and College Connect Membership

College Pathways 

You may also choose to enrol to GCU as a College Pathway student. This means you'll be a GCU student studying for two years at college and then progress directly into the 3rd year of your chosen pathway course at Glasgow Caledonian University. View GCU Pathway degree courses.