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Glasgow Caledonian University

Academic excellence at GCU

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning university. Our focus on employability, leadership and responsibility enables our graduates to excel in a global market. We have become one of the largest universities in Scotland with nearly 20,000 students from more than 100 countries, and our cutting edge campus is self-contained and situated right in the heart of the friendly and welcoming city of Glasgow.

GCU has three academic schools offering high quality teaching, innovative facilities and specialist areas of study: Glasgow School for Business and Society; the School of Health and Life Sciences; and the School of Built and Natural Environment.

A distinctive, inclusive and forward-looking university, GCU is committed to its social mission to promote the common good. It has become an international center of excellence in higher education, promoting employability and global citizenship in our graduates

Why choose GCU?

GCU has recently been voted 1st in Scotland for International Student Support and for Visa Advice (ISB, Summer 2014). With 95% of our graduates in employment or further study within 6 months (DLHE 2014), it is clear that GCU places the employability of our graduates at the heart of our offering. Our programs are designed to ensure our graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge required to excel in their chosen careers.

With up to £2500 scholarships available to international students, and a wide range of Masters degree programs available across areas such as Business, Marketing, Fashion, Life Sciences, Health and Social Care, IT, Engineering and Construction, GCU is a top choice for thousands of international students looking to study in the UK.

Study in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland

GCU's campus sits at the centre of the bustling and friendly city of Glasgow. The city's diverse and multicultural population creates a modern and cosmopolitan atmosphere and it attracts 2.3 million visitors per year. And with over 64,000 students in higher education (that's nearly 11% of Glasgow's population), life in the city is perfect for students. The people of Glasgow, known as 'Glaswegians', are famed for their warm attitudes and friendly disposition - attributes which create a wonderfully pleasant environment in which to live and study.

Despite being Scotland's largest city, the center of Glasgow is compact and easy to explore with all amenities within easy reach of the GCU campus. On the doorstep of the campus you'll find bus and rail stations, as well as countless shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs.

Glasgow was recently named by Trip Advisor as a top 10 UK destination in 2015 and Rough Guide ranked it in its top 10 cities worldwide in 2014.


  • 95% of graduates in employment or further study within 6 months (DLHE 2014)
  • 1st in Scotland for international student support and visa advice (ISB, Summer 2014)
  • Top modern university in Scotland by research power (REF 2014)
  • Scholarships of up to £2500 available
  • Nearly 20,000 students from over 100 countries
  • City center campus
  • World-class teaching facilities
  • Dedicated English language & academic preparation sessions

Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Fatou from Gambia
  • 0
  • It is environment friendly. It is a modern equiped university. and It has very well organised lesson plans for students.…

  • Nov-24-2015 Read More


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