Scholarships

GCU London is offering a range of scholarships to support you in your studies 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.

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.

Apply now: Scholarship Portal

If you have any questions regarding scholarships please email scholarships@gcu.ac.uk.

 

‌Santander Scholarships
For all MSc and MBA Courses


Santander

GCU is part of the Santander Universities' Network of more than 700 universities in Spain, Portugal, Latin-America, China, Morocco, Russia, the US and the UK. As part of this agreement, GCU London is offering scholarships for GCU London programmes funded by Santander Bank and the Santander Universities Network.

Value:  £5,000 towards fees

Requirements:

  • 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
    - Mexico
    - Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico
    - Russia
    - Singapore, Spain
    - Venezuela
    - Uruguay and USA
    No other nationalities will be considered
  • Apply through the online Scholarship Portal, this scholarship deadline is 31st July 2014

 

Marks and Spencer Scholarships

Full Fee Scholarships

Marks and Spencer in conjunction with GCU London are offering full fee scholarships for the below courses;

Value: Full Fees

Requirements:

  • You must have been offered a place or submitted an application for a place on one of the above GCU London programmes

Eligibility:

  • All nationalities will be considered, however priority will be given to British students

Apply through the online Scholarship Portal, the scholarship deadline is 27th June 2014.

 

MBA Scholarships

Self-funded scholarships

25% scholarships are available for self-funded students who meet the full admissions criteria. Scholarship offers will be made based information on 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.

GCU Alumni Fee Discount

A discount of 20% off taught or research postgraduate programmes is available to students starting in 2014/15 who have received their undergraduate or postgraduate taught or research degree qualification from GCU (or one of our founding institutions).

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.

English Language Achievement Scholarship
For all MSc and MBA courses at GCU London

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

Requirements:

  • 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 2013
  • 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, if both awarded, can be combined and both would apply.

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.

 

Guaranteed £1,000 Scholarship

A £1,000 scholarship is available to all self-funded overseas students for every year of their study.

Merit-based country Scholarships

In addition to a guranteed £1,000 scholarship for self-funded overseas students, a further scholarship of up to £1,000 may be available for self-funded students from the following countries.

The scholarships only apply to those studying full-time undergraduate degree or postgraduate taught masters programmes (excludes ACCA, CIMA etc).

The award will only apply to the first year of study and not to any subsequent years.

Country Value Basis of Award
    Postgraduate
China £0 - £1,000
  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining an overall +75% in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students
    obtaining an overall +80% in their honours degree or equivalent
    qualification
Taiwan £0 - £1,000
  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining an overall +75% in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students
    obtaining an overall +80% in their honours degree or equivalent
    qualification
Malaysia £0 - £1,000
  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 2.8 GPA or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students
    obtaining a 3.0 GPA or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
Thailand £0 - £1,000
  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 3.0 GPA or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students
    obtaining a 3.5 GPA or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
Vietnam £0 - £1,000
  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 3.3 GPA/8 or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students
    obtaining a 3.5 GPA/9 or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
Indonesia £0 - £1,000
  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 3.0 GPA/7 or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students
    obtaining a 3.5 GPA/8 or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
India £0 - £1,000
  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining an overall +75% in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students
    with a First Class Degree with Distinction from a 3 or 4 year degree
Pakistan £0 - £1,000
  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining an overall +60% in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students
    obtaining an overall +70% in their honours degree or equivalent
    qualification
Nigeria £0 - £1,000
  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 2.1 in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students
    obtaining a First Class Degree
Ghana £0 - £1,000
  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 2.1 in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students
    obtaining a First Class Degree
Russia £0 - £1,000
  • £500 scholarship awarded to students obtaining a 4.5 or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
  • £1000 scholarship awarded to students
    obtaining a 5.0 or above in their honours degree or equivalent qualification
Brazil £1,000 All Applicants
Myanmar £1,000 All Applicants


*Terms and conditions
•All Guaranteed and Merit-Based Scholarships are applicable for September 2014 and January 2015 entry only.
•These scholarships are administered as fee reductions for overseas students and are awarded at the application stage when an offer of a place is made.
•You are not required to make a separate application for the scholarship.
•These scholarships are 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.

No appeals on scholarship decisions (UG and PG) based on borderline marks are permitted.


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