Glasgow Caledonian University2014 League Table Ranking 80
2014 Overall Score 567
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Pre-arrival and orientation
- Glasgow Caledonian University’s (GCU's) award-winning support for international students begins even before students arrive. They can start making friends and contact current students through our Facebook group or talk to the International Student Support Service (ISSS) team directly to help prepare for arrival in the UK. Our podcasts also give prospective students an insight into life at GCU from the perspective of some of our international students.
- Our student ambassadors are at the airport to welcome new students to Glasgow and help them access the city’s excellent local transport links. Ambassadors are also on stand-by on the GCU campus to offer support and a warm welcome. Our new welcome suite, opened in January 2013, offers a range of services including a Skype suite to help our students keep in touch with family and friends at home.
- GCU’s International Student Support Service runs an orientation programme offering practical advice and support to help students settle in to life in the UK as well as hosting fun social events, such as a welcome buffet and ceilidh, and day trips to explore the city and the rest of Scotland. The team hosts social events throughout the year.
- GCU’s 'village in the city', Caledonian Court is located just across the road from the campus. Housing 660 students in 100 modern self-catering apartments, it offers a friendly atmosphere in a secure, convenient location where staff are on site to offer advice and support throughout our students’ stay.
- International students who apply early (this year’s deadline has yet to be set) are guaranteed accommodation.
- University accommodation is self-catering, and all rooms have internet access.
- Friendly communal spaces to socialise in.
- Students do not have to move out of their accommodation during Christmas and Easter vacations.
- University accommodation costs £90 per week for a standard room, £102 per week for an en suite room, and the fee includes internet access, electricity and heating.
English language requirement
- If a prospective students’ native language isn’t English, they will need to demonstrate English proficiency by getting a recognised English language qualification. For example:
IELTS: average score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5.
TOEFL: Listening 17; Reading 18; Speaking 20; Writing 17.
Pearsons: Listening 51; Reading 51; Speaking 51; Writing 51.
- In addition, INTO Scotland, an on-campus partnership between GCU and INTO, offers programmes and courses for international students who require additional support to meet the academic and English language requirements for direct entry to university.
Schoarships and bursaries
- A wide range of scholarships is available to GCU’s students, such as Moffat Scholarships for travel and tourism programmes and Masterton Undergraduate Bursaries in Civil Engineering, or scholarships supported by international industry leaders such as Shed Media, All Saints and Marks and Spencer.
- Please visit the website for more information.
International Student Breakdown
Further information for international undergraduate degree students
Glasgow Caledonian University
- Tel: +44 (0)141 331 8675
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: www.gcu.ac.uk/study/internationalstudents/
Why study at Glasgow Caledonian University?
- GCU offers award-winning international student support, professionally focused programmes, and state-of-the-art facilities in a compact city centre campus.
- INTO Scotland, an on-campus partnership between GCU and INTO, offers programmes and courses for international students who require additional support to meet the academic and English language requirements for direct entry to university.
- World-leading, impact focussed research
- As well as our award-winning partner Caledonian College of Engineering in Oman and the the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing, established in partnership with the Grameen Trust to transform the standards of nursing and midwifery training in Bangladesh, the university has established academic collaborations with universities around the world including in China, India, Brazil, and North and South America.
Student organisations for international students
- The university’s award-winning Students' Association oversees organisations and societies for international students such as the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Explore Pakistan Society, Nigerian Students Society, Russian Speaking Society, and the Multi-National Society, which offers all international students an opportunity to experience Scottish culture and traditions as well as to travel throughout the country.
- International students are especially represented by an International Officer on the Student Executive Committee.
Advice for International Students
- General Advice
- British University History, Culture & the Weather
- Applying to a British University
- Entry and Employment Regulations
- English Language Tests and Requirements
- Managing Your Money
- Student Jobs
- Student Accommodation
International Students in the UK
Content was accurate at the time of compilation.