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Glasgow Caledonian University

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Founded in 1993, the Glasgow Caledonian University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Glasgow (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Scotland. This institution also has a branch campus in London. Officially recognized/chartered by the Privy Council, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational UK higher education institution. Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 31-year-old UK higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. GCU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Glasgow Caledonian University's Control Typepublic


Glasgow Caledonian University's Entity Typenon-profit


Glasgow Caledonian University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Glasgow Caledonian University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) Oilthigh Caledonian Ghlaschu
Acronym GCU
Founded 1993 Origins date back to 1875
Motto For the common weal
Video Presentation

n.a.; please submit an official Glasgow Caledonian University general video presentation.

University Location

Address City Campus 70, Cowcaddens Road
G4 0BA Scotland
United Kingdom
Glasgow Caledonian University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Glasgow Caledonian University Phone Number +44 (141) 331 3000
Glasgow Caledonian University Fax Number +44 (141) 331 8676
Other locations London

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Glasgow Caledonian University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Glasgow Caledonian University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Glasgow Caledonian University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Glasgow Caledonian University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Glasgow Caledonian University's admission information.

Glasgow Caledonian University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Glasgow Caledonian University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Glasgow Caledonian University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Glasgow Caledonian University's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Glasgow Caledonian University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Glasgow Caledonian University has more than 2700 international students.

Glasgow Caledonian University's Admission Office Admission Office

Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow G4 0BA
(141) 331 8630

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Glasgow Caledonian University.

Glasgow Caledonian University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Glasgow Caledonian University has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Glasgow Caledonian University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 600-699 academic employees (Faculty).

Glasgow Caledonian University's Control Type Control Type

Glasgow Caledonian University is a public higher education institution.

Glasgow Caledonian University's Entity Type Entity Type

Glasgow Caledonian University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Glasgow Caledonian University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Glasgow Caledonian University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Trimesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Glasgow Caledonian University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Glasgow Caledonian University's main facilities:

Glasgow Caledonian University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Glasgow Caledonian University's Library

Glasgow Caledonian University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Glasgow Caledonian University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Glasgow Caledonian University's main services:

Glasgow Caledonian University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Glasgow Caledonian University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Glasgow Caledonian University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Glasgow Caledonian University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Glasgow Caledonian University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Glasgow Caledonian University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Glasgow Caledonian University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Privy Council

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Glasgow Caledonian University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT
  • British Dietetic Association (BDA)
  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC)
  • Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
  • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
  • Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)
  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
  • Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Royal College of Podiatry (RCPod)
  • EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System)
  • General Optical Council (GOC)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS)
  • Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
  • Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)
  • Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
  • Institute of Hospitality (IoH)
  • Institute of Risk Management, the (IRM)
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
  • National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
  • Tourism Management Institute (TMI)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Glasgow Caledonian University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • University Alliance
  • Universities Scotland
  • Universities UK

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Glasgow Caledonian University's Facebook page Glasgow Caledonian University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Glasgow Caledonian University's X (formerly Twitter) page Glasgow Caledonian University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Glasgow Caledonian University's YouTube channel Glasgow Caledonian University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Glasgow Caledonian University's Instagram page Glasgow Caledonian University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Glasgow Caledonian University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


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