Glasgow Caledonian University

UK

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

  • Top modern university in Scotland by research power (REF 2014)
  • GCU awarded the ‘Ashoka U Changemaker Campus’ status
  • Generates close to GBP1bn worth of benefit to UK economy
  • Guaranteed GBP1600 scholarship for international students
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GCU – The right place for the career students want

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a dynamic, inclusive and forward-thinking UK university. In the heart of the exciting city of Glasgow, students will enjoy a vibrant university community of over 20000 students from more than 100 countries and all walks of life. GCU students enjoy their university experience and GCU has an award-winning international student support service, with a 90% satisfaction rating (International Student Barometer, 2016). 

International focus

GCU has strong partnerships with universities from all over the world including USA, China, Brazil, India and Oman. Its student exchange and summer school schemes provide valuable opportunities to broaden students’ international horizons. GCU’s 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. The University provides students with the chance to put knowledge into practice and give prospective employers the opportunity to appreciate their skills and abilities. 97% of GCU graduates are in employment or went on to further study within six months of graduation (HESA 2017)

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

Industry links

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

GCU invests in high-end, professional facilities and tools for every area of its 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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Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

DIVERSITY INDEX
Source: HESA

116 International student nationalities at this university

FEEL AT HOME INDEX
Source: HESA

1.68% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018
Source: THE

601

OVERALL SCORE

21.5%

TEACHING

17.1%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

59.9%

INDUSTRY INCOME

32.7%

RESEARCH

10.9%

CITATIONS

42.9%

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

£11,500

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

£5,881

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

£11,470

POSTGRADUATE

£12,730

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, 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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