Q. Where can I get information on the programmes available at GCU London?
A. GCU London offers a range of postgraduate courses in the areas of Business, Finance, Banking, Risk, Fashion, Luxury Brand Marketing, IT and Construction.
You can search through all our available GCU London programmes here.
Q. When do the courses start?
A. All programmes at GCU London commence in both September and January.
Q. How many hours per week will I study?
A. There are around 20 contact hours (lectures/tutorials etc.) per week, however full time students are expected to study substantially more than 20 hours, working on assignments, course work etc.
Q. Are all of the courses available at GCU London also available in Glasgow?
A. Most courses offered at GCU London are also available in Glasgow. The MBA Luxury Brand Marketing and the Executive MBA Financial Services Management are only offered in London.
Q. Is there any difference between those courses offered on both campuses?
A. No, the programmes follow the same curriculum, offering the same quality and standard of programmes that we do at GCU Glasgow.
Q. I already have an offer for Glasgow Caledonian University. Can I change my offer to GCU London?
A. Please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Team, who will check availability of a place for you. Email: email@example.com
Applying & Entry Requirements
Q. How do I apply for a programme at GCU London?
A. Please complete our GCU London postgraduate application form and submit it with your supporting documents (e.g. academic transcripts, certificates, English language evidence, references) to the PG Admissions Team by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a network of representatives in many countries who can provide help and advice on your application. Contact us at email@example.com to find your nearest representative.
Q. Is there a deadline for applications?
A. For students based outside the UK we recommend applications are submitted before the end of June if you are applying for the September intake. Students who join in Semester B, need to have their visa by the end of January. You can apply after these dates however students must ensure that they have left enough time to complete their visa application process.
Q. Can I apply to both campuses?
Q. What are the entry requirements?
A. Our website details entry requirements for each course. Our Admission team firstname.lastname@example.org can advise you on how your qualifications compare to UK levels. You can also contact our network of representatives, based in many countries, who can provide help and advice on entry qualifications from your country. Contact us at email@example.com to find your nearest office.
Q. Are there any English requirements?
- Academic IELTS : Average Score of 6 with no element below 5.5 or equivalent
- TOEFL Internet Based Test - reading 22, listening 21, speaking 23 and writing 21
Q. I already have an offer for GCU Glasgow, can I change my offer to GCU London?
A. Please contact our Admissions team to check availability firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Do I need a visa?
A. If you are a non-EU student then it is likely that you will need a visa to study in the UK. You can check if you need a visa at the UK Border Agency’s Visa services website. You can contact our International Student Support Service for advice and guidance on applying for your visa before you come to the UK.
Q. How do I apply for a visa?
A. If you are applying for Tier 4 (General) Adult Student Visa inside the UK, you can download the application form, policy guidance and photograph guidance from UK Border Agency’s website. Simply complete the form, gather relevant original documents to support your application and submit your visa application to UKBA.
To apply for an Entry Clearance Visa under Tier 4 Student category outside the UK, please visit UKBA’s Visa services website to locate a visa application centre in your country and download the application form and policy guidance.
Whether you apply in or out of the UK, you will need the following evidence:
• Correct application form(s)
• 2 x passport-sized photographs in accordance with Home Office photograph guidance
• Passport(s)/ Travel Documents / Immigration Status Document
• Identity Card for Foreign National (ICFN) – if you have one
• Evidence of Maintenance in accordance with Home Office Policy Guidance
• Evidence of Previous Qualifications
Please note: Some additional documents may be required, please check with your local visa application centre in your home country or contact our International Student Support Service in the UK.
It is advisable to take a photocopy of all your documents including your passport (photograph ID page, entry clearance stamp and current visa) and your application form for your own records.
Q. Can I get help and guidance with my visa application?
A. Yes, we have a network of representatives in many countries that can provide you with help and advice on applying for a visa. Contact us at email@example.com to find your nearest office. Alternatively you can contact our International Student Support Office for a checklist, information and advice related to the visa process. UKCISA have a very useful information sheet for making a student immigration application in your home country.
Fees & Finance
Q. How much are the tuition fees?
A. The tuition fees for our programmes can be found on the website.
Q. When are my fees due?
A. You must pay a minimum deposit of £3,500 when you firmly accept your Unconditional Offer.
You can pay the balance of your fees in full at the start of your course. If you pay in full prior to the start of your course you will be entitled to a 5% discount.
You can also elect to pay the remaining balance after deposit in two equal instalments by 31 October and 31 January. If you commence study in January, your balance is due by 28 February and 31 October.
Q. How do I pay?
A. Payments can be made online by Credit and Debit Card here. All payments will be securely processed by WorldPay Ltd. WorldPay will accept all major credit and debit cards.
Payments can also be made by Bank Transfer or Sterling Bank Draft. Please see our Credit Control & Debt Management Policy for full payment details.
Please note we are unable to accept Cash Payments, for security reasons we strongly advise against carrying large sums of cash, where possible payment should be made online or by Bank Transfer.
Q. What is the cost of living?
A. The UK Border Agency requires that you have £1000 per month to cover living expenses in London.
Q. I am an international student, can I work while studying at GCU London?
A. Most international students are eligible for part-time work while studying in the UK. Your visa will confirm your eligibility to work. In these cases you are permitted to work:
• Term Time: Maximum 20 hours/week
• Vacation Time: Full time hours.
Students who are not eligible for work will have this exclusion clearly stated on their current visa, for example, ‘Work Prohibited’, ‘No Work’ or something similar.
The Immigration Authorities however will not recognise prospective earnings as proof that you will be able to support your studies. Therefore you must prove that you can afford to live for the period of your residence without earning and income from employment.
If you are eligible and would like to work during your studies you will need to apply for your National Insurance Number (NI Number). Please visit Direct Gov for information on Applying for a National Insurance Number.
It is important to balance your studies with working part-time. If you work over the hours of permitted work there can be serious consequences as this would be a breach of your current student visa immigration conditions. To find out more information about the laws regarding international students (and also spouses of students) working in the UK, please visit UK Border Agency.