GCU London is offering a range of scholarships to support you in your studies. These are funded by industry, trusts and friends of the University.

Scholarships may cover fees, and/or provide a maintenance grant to support you during your studies.

For all MSc and MBA courses

Santander Scholarships

GCU is part of the Santander Universities' Network. The network covers over 700 universities in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela, United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay and the USA. As part of this agreement, GCU London is offering scholarships for GCU London programmes that are funded by Santander Bank and the Santander Universities Network.

Value:  £5,000 towards fees


  • You must have submitted an application for a place on a GCU London programme
  • You MUST be from one of the following countries:

         - Argentina
         - Belgium, Brazil
         - Chile, China, Columbia
         - Germany, Ghana
         - Mexico
         - Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico                                                                                                                                                                     - Qatar
         - Russia
         - Singapore, Spain
         - Venezuela
         - United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay and USA

No other nationalities will be considered

Apply now for study in September 2015

Closing date for applications: Friday 26th June 2015

If you require further information please contact Kirsty MacInnes on 0141 273 1771 or email


Santander Universities Mobility Scholarship

Applications are now open for travel between for January and June 2015

Santander Universities Mobility Scholarships of £1000 are available for GCU staff and both undergraduate and postgraduate students. This scholarship could fund spending a semester or a study visit at another university within the Santander network. Alternatively it could be used for a work related research project with a commercial partner. For GCU staff the scholarship could be used to enhance collaborative working within the Santander University network or attending work related conferences that develop the awareness of GCU.

Applicants applying for this scholarship must be travelling to one of the following countries; Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela, Uruguay and the USA.

Santander Universities Formula Scholarships

Formula Scholarships of £4,200 are also available intended to support activity related to the applicant’s programme of study. The activity should take place in Latin America or Spain. The Formula Scholarship may be used to fund travel, accommodation or to assist with fees.

Applications have now closed for 2014/15.

English Language Achievement Scholarship

Students who complete a GCU London Pre-sessional English course and progress onto their chosen GCU London Masters/ MBA programme by meeting both the minimum English language requirement and all other conditions of their GCU London offer, will receive an English Language Achievement Scholarship.

Value: £1,000 discount on your fees


  • You must have been offered a place on a programme at GCU London
  • You must have completed a GCU London Pre-sessional English course
  • You must be starting your programme in September 2014
  • This scholarship is only available to self-funded students. You are deemed to be a self-funded student if you are paying your tuition fees yourself or with support from a relative or friend.

Please note: A Deans Merit Based Scholarship and an English Language Achievement Scholarship and international student scholarship, if all 3 awarded, can be combined. However this will be capped at £2500.

Please note: an applicant can only apply for one level of support (scholarship or scheme) at any one time. Awards are not additive. If an applicant is eligible for 2 awards, only the larger award will be given. Also, no scholarships will be offered to students who are already sponsored except as part of our Corporate Sponsorship scheme.

MBA Scholarships

25% scholarships are available for self-funded students who meet the full admissions criteria. Scholarship offers will be made based on information available from your MBA programme application form. No additional application form is required.

Corporate Sponsorship

Employers can demonstrate their commitment to employee career progression by sponsoring employees through a GCU MBA. Many organisations find MBA sponsorship a valuable way to attract, reward and retain talented employees who wish to take their careers to the next level. 

The GCU MBA programme emphasises responsible leadership and international management strategy and the University has responded to a worldwide call to put social responsibility, ethics and sustainability at the top of the agenda for training future business leaders by becoming a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact-backed initiative the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). 

With a strong practical and professional approach to business growth, GCU ensures that the MBA programme provides your employees with real-world work projects with tangible outputs and skills to embed within your organisation. 

Scholarships available to organisations sponsoring students. Scholarship amount depends on the number of students sponsored, up to 40% fee discount.

Contact us to discuss your organisation’s needs.

M&S Fashion Scholarship

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The British School of Fashion, based in GCU London, is working in partnership with Marks and Spencer to support talent in the business of fashion.

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Together with M&S, we are offering fully funded scholarships on the following programmes:

The scholarships focus on employability, professional development and an enriched academic experience. The M&S Fashion Scholars will be selected by a panel of fashion experts, and will also benefit from M&S mentoring and use of the M&S Studio at Fashion Street in GCU London.

To apply to become an M&S Fashion Scholar, you must have been offered a place, or have submitted an application for a place, on one of the above GCU London programmes.

Apply online  for study in September 2015.

Closing date for applications: Friday 26th June 2015

If you require further information please contact Kirsty MacInnes on 0141 273 1771 or email

Key information

Eligibility & Requirements

For every scholarship, you must have submitted an application for a place on a programme at GCU London. If you have not done this your scholarship application will not be considered.

In addition to meeting the academic requirements that each programme demands, each Scholarship has different eligibility criteria, some being programme specific or depend on the country where you are normally resident. Please read the eligibility criteria below carefully and only apply for suitable scholarships.

Recipients of scholarships may be expected to undertake certain conditions requested by the funder such as meetings with the donor and/or submitting a report on your experience as a scholar.

How to apply

Read the scholarship criteria below and select the appropriate Scholarship to apply for. All applications must be submitted through the online Scholarship Portal. Simply register and complete your application. You may save and return to your application at any time.

If you have any questions regarding scholarships please email

GCU Alumni Fee Discount

A discount of 20% off taught or research postgraduate programmes is available to students starting in 2015/16 who have received their undergraduate or postgraduate taught or research degree qualification from GCU London.

Discounts of 20% apply to the privately funded part of the course fee for every year of study.

How to apply

Simply mention you are a GCU graduate when applying for your course and the discount will be deducted (after any third party funding has been deducted). The fee applies to taught/research masters programmes and PhD programmes both full-time and part-time.

Please note

  • CPD and short courses are not eligible for this discount
  • Where a student is eligible for both an Alumni Fee Discount and another Scholarship, the highest discount applies
  • Discounts cannot be backdated

January 2015 Courses

We offer a wide range of courses for anyone looking to get ahead in 2015