Glasgow Caledonian University


  • Location: City

Student life

Your student years really can be the best years of your life. Student life offers so much more than getting an education – there’s the social life, the opportunity to discover new sports and other interests, and the chance to meet new people from all over the world.



What's it like to live in Scotland?
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Scotland’s fantastic history includes its universities – with Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and St Andrews among the oldest in the UK. These and many more universities in Scotland offer some of the most incredible surroundings to study in.

Glasgow was named the UK’s top cultural and creative city (The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019 report), while millions descend on the Fringe Festival every summer.

Scottish students may not want to stray far from home – the government covers tuition fees for those studying their first undergraduate degree here.

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What's it like to live in Glasgow?
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Glasgow is jam-packed with Victorian architecture, style, and a great sense of humour.

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Campus and facilities

University experience

As a new GCU student, you’re automatically a member of our Students’ Association! We represent your interests and make sure you have the best university experience possible.

Study in our award-winning library, which has a mix of social and quiet study spaces, including 1,200 dedicated study spots and over 350 computers.

Access our in-person student services such as the Careers Team, Wellbeing and Student Funding.

With its heady mix of culture, architecture, nightlife and sport, not to mention its friendly residents, Glasgow has everything you need.  Glasgow is one of National Geographic Traveller's top 20 'Best of the World' destinations. The city was also voted ‘friendliest city in the world’ in a Rough Guide poll and described as a must visit destination by the New York Times, The Guardian and Wanderlust.

Course locations

Main Site

Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA

GCU London

40 Fashion Street, Spitalfields, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 6PX

Glasgow Caledonian University

Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA

Main Site

City Campus, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA