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Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University, the University for the Common Good.

The university’s mission is to make a positive difference to the communities it serves and this is at the heart of all they do, especially in their social innovation teaching and research. With a modern campus in the heart of the vibrant and welcoming city of Glasgow, the university has an excellent learning environment.

Fast Facts


  • Glasgow, Scotland

Number of students

  • 16,415


  • 1,630


  • School of Health and Life Sciences
  • Glasgow School for Business and Society
  • School of Engineering and Built Environment

Notable Alumni

  • Gregor Virant – Minister of the Interior for the Republic of Slovenia
  • Hassan Rouhani – President of Irán

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics – 1st in the UK*
  • Forensic Science – 5th in the UK*
  • Social Work – 5th in the UK*
  • Building – 8th in the UK*
  • Librarianship & Information Management – 10th in the UK*
  • Physiotherapy – 10th in the UK*


Glasgow Caledonian University’s position as a world-class research institution was reaffirmed by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results, ranking specially high in social work, social policy, built environment and health related research.* Ranking according to The Complete University Guide

in the UK for Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics

The Complete University Guide, 2019

in the UK for Forensic Science

The Complete University Guide, 2019

in the UK for Librarianship & Information Management

The Complete University Guide, 2019


The City of Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the 3rd largest in the UK, widely renowned for its culture and the friendliness of its people.

As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has one of the best live-music scenes in Britain.

Just one hour away from Edinburgh by train and one hour and 25 minutes from London by plane!

Other information

Did you know?

Dr Rodolfo Neri Vela became Mexico’s first (and so far only) astronaut in 1985. He is the only alumnus (that we know of) who has been to space and is now a professor for the Telecommunications Department in the Electrical Engineering Division of the Engineering Faculty, at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Strategy 2020 sets out GCU’s priorities for the next five years and provides a structure to support an outstanding student experience, the delivery of world-leading research, increased business development and growth in our international networks. Furthermore, it seeks to reinforce our distinct position as the University for the Common Good that works collaboratively to deliver social benefit to the communities we serve.

Scholarships and Funding

Glasgow Caledonian University has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the British Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in studying at Glasgow Caledonian University.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

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