Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

UK

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THE World Ranking: 601

Glasgow Caledonian University has been continuously rated best in Scotland for international student experience.

  • GCU generates close to £1bn for the UK economy
  • GCU awarded the ‘Ashoka U Changemaker Campus’ status
  • Top modern university in Scotland by research power
  • Guaranteed £1,000 scholarships for non-EU students
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Brighter Futures Begin with GCU

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a dynamic, inclusive and forward-thinking UK university. In the heart of the exciting city of Glasgow, you will enjoy a vibrant university community of over 17,000 students from more than 100 countries and all walks of life.  GCU students enjoy their university experience and we have an award-winning international student support service, who have been ranking first in Scotland for student visa advice (International Student Barometer, 2012). 

International Focus                                                            

GCU has strong partnerships with universities from all over the world including USA, China, Brazil, India and Oman. Our student exchange and summer school schemes provide valuable opportunities to broaden your international horizons. Our industry focused programmes range from engineering, business studies and law to nursing, bioscience and social care – whatever the programme GCU offers a unique learning and life-changing opportunity.

Graduate Employment

GCU internships and work placements are highly effective. We provide you with the chance to put knowledge into practice and give prospective employers the opportunity to appreciate your skills and abilities. 96% of GCU students looking for employment found a job or went on to further study within six months of graduation.

GCU’s commitment to employability extends beyond lectures, seminars and labs. There is a whole other dimension to university life that prepares you for the professional world. The GCU Careers and Employability Centre provides a full range of professional development services on-campus.

Industry Links

GCU have strong links with the leading companies in each of the fields relevant to our programmes.  These relationships benefit GCU and our students in many ways. These companies employ our graduates and offer work placements to our students. We also work with these companies through research and consultancy projects and enjoy a strong industry input into the design and structure of our programmes.

GCU invest in high-end, professional facilities and tools for every area of our portfolio. From clinical simulation labs with operating theatre, to 3D animation lab with HD video production, to full equipped newsroom, television and radio studios – the GCU campus provides a hands-on learning environment.

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Rankings

Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

DIVERSITY INDEX
Source: HESA

124 International student nationalities at this university

FEEL AT HOME INDEX
Source: HESA

1.76% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: THE

601

TEACHING

18%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

59.3%

INDUSTRY INCOME

33.2%

RESEARCH

10.7%

CITATIONS

38.8%

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
OVERALL COST OF LIVING

£12240

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

£4472

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

£11500

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

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Petar, Bulgaria 4

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it`s a good university but one should expand beyond it to look for more opportunities and gain more experience.

it`s a good university but one should expand beyond it to look for more opportunities and gain more experience.

Kasper, Finland 3

GCU- Relaxed but educational.

Studying at Glasgow Caledonian University has been quite an experience so far. During my first year, I stayed at the uni halls (Caledonian Court) where I met many other students who had just started their studies as well and I gained new friends quickly. Glasgow is a great place to live, the city is not read full review

Studying at Glasgow Caledonian University has been quite an experience so far. During my first year, I stayed at the uni halls (Caledonian Court) where I met many other students who had just started their studies as well and I gained new friends quickly. Glasgow is a great place to live, the city is not too big nor too small and the night life is probably the best in Scotland. I've had a pretty good two years here so far. One thing that students should take note on, is that there is not much class. I study business, and I only have around 10 hours of uni per week. This sounds pretty good, but in all honesty I feel that I have too much free time. Other than that, it is an alright place to study. (other than the weather) show less

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