Glasgow Caledonian University

Country: Scotland

Location: Glasgow

University Information

About the University

Glasgow Caledonian University is a public university founded in 1875 as The Queen’s College until it became a university in 1993. The university accommodates over 17,000 student with 3,000 being postgraduates.


There is a large selection of accommodation offers available at Glasgow Caledonian University that you can choose from. As an undergraduate or international student you will have priority for a place in the accommodation provided by the university for your first year of study:

  • Options for single, en-suite, double rooms available within the small student village Caledonian Court which is also university accommodation.
  • Accommodation fees range from £100-£118 per week for 41 weeks.
  • Each housing accommodation offers different local university facilities such as study spaces, bike storage, laundry rooms and vending machines. All bills are included in the rent.

International Student - Finance

Glasgow Caledonian University boasts a ‘fixed fee structure’ meaning any new international  undergraduate (excluding medicine) and postgraduate research students commencing in 2020/21 are charged the same tuition fee for each year.

  • International students are required to pay a deposit for each trimester, also tuition fees can be paid in installments of three.
  • Glasgow Caledonian Business School tuition fees cost £12,250 per year.
  • Engineering programmes tuition fees cost around £12,250 per year. 

Pathway Providers

For any student that has had their education disrupted or have no recognizable qualifications however meet the minimum English requirements of IELT 5.5 and required Maths skills you may still be eligible to progress onto university. With SkillMe we can provide you a pathway to a degree using our pathway provider partnerships.
University Pathway providers:

  • INTO


If you are student from a financial background that cannot support your education at the University of interest, you can apply for scholarships. Depending on the scholarships eligibility requirements and you successfully achieving them can grant you funding for your living expenses and tuition fees. Depending on the selected course and scholarships available, the various funding opportunities are varied. 

Glasgow Caledonian University offers scholarships:

  • CGU Scholarship
  • Common Good Scholarship
  • Climate Justice Scholarship
  • Mechanical Engineering Scholarship


All universities are involved in international collaborations with university institutions, government and private industries. Each university is usually engaged in research projects which are good indicators of the specialties that the university has. It is a good indicator of what degree programmes offered could have additional learning resources if the subject is aligned with the research. This can promote and improve the quality of learning and open opportunities for your career. Glasgow Caledonian University is leading research in:

  • Applied Health
  • Sustainable Engineering and Technologies
  • Minimizing Environmental Impact
  • Topics of Citizenship
  • Crime and Justice
  • Economy


University Ranking

RANK - 2021

RANK - Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics

RANK - Medical Technology

RANK - Forensic Sciences


University Student Statistics

Undergraduate (All) Students

Postgraduate (Research) Students

Postgraduate (Taught) Students

University Courses

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