Glasgow Caledonian University

About Glasgow Caledonian University

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 both locally and internationally. We havebecome one of the largest universities in Scotland with nearly 17,000 students from more than 100 countries, and our cutting edge campus is self–contained and situated right in the heart of the friendly 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 centre of excellence in higher education, promoting employability and global citizenship in our graduates.

Why Glasgow Caledonian University

GCU has recently been voted 2nd in the UK for international student satisfaction and 1st in Scotland for International Student Support (ISB, Summer 2013). With 95% of our graduates in employment or further study within 6 months (DLHE 2013), it is obvious that GCU places the employability of our graduates at the heart of our offering. Our programmes 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 programmes available across areas such as Business, Marketing, Law, Life Sciences, Health Care, Engineering and Construction, GCU is a top choice for international students looking to study in the UK.

Message from the Principal

Glasgow Caledonian University is a distinctive, inclusive and forward-looking university that is committed to its social mission to promote the common good. We have become an international centre of excellence in higher education, promoting employability and global citizenship in our graduates. We win awards for our support and commitment to the student experience, whilst delivering innovation through our world-class research in key areas of strength. We have a tradition of widening access to higher education for talented individuals regardless of their backgrounds, and we leverage our intellectual and social capital for the benefit of the communities we serve in Scotland and internationally.

With a modern campus in the heart of the vibrant and welcoming city of Glasgow, our university has an excellent learning environment. It includes the Saltire Centre, our award-winning library that provides spaces for social learning as well as quiet study. Harnessing the latest technologies and industry expertise, Glasgow Caledonian University aims to unlock talent and equip our students with the skills to enable them to succeed in an increasingly competitive workplace.

Principal Professor Pamela Gillies

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Glasgow Caledonian University provides one of the best learning environments in the UK at our modern campus in the heart of Glasgow. Our award winning Saltire library is the hub of our hi tech campus, which also includes a gym, cutting edge laboratory and lecture facilities, media labs, design studios, a nursery, refectory, 24 hour computer labs and a wide range of support facilities.


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  • Santosh Surech, MSc student : 'Being a student at GCU is a really amazing experience! The university is at the heart of Glasgow so you have all that you need right on your doorstep.'
  • Dilraj Kaur, PhD researcher : 'I fell in love with the city. It is a friendly city - people are very warm and there is lots to do!.'
  • Aarti Narayanan, MBA graduate : 'People are really friendly and the course was really interesting. We had really good interaction in the class so it was great for me as an international student.'