Glasgow, United Kingdom - Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow Caledonian University
is a multi-award winning university with a main modern campus
conveniently located in the city centre of Glasgow; Scotland’s largest city. The institution aims to provide a strong focus on employability, leadership, and responsibility across its academic schools to provide students with the opportunity to excel both locally and internationally. GCU is composed of 17,000 students from over 100 countries and a range of backgrounds, which helps make the GCU learning experience inclusive and unique. The university is made up of seven academic schools in the areas of business
, science & technology
, the schools of life sciences, nursing midwifery & community health, and health and social care. GCU is acknowledged as one of the leading vocational education providers in the country.
To apply for the Exchange Program:
- Confirm that this program works for you both academically and financially. Check the courses offered and speak with your academic advisor on which courses you should try to take while abroad that will count towards your degree. If you are receiving financial aid or want to apply for financial aid for the study abroad program, contact Nicole.Brennan@umb.edu so you know what you can expect in aid for the program.
- Once you are sure this is the program for you, apply on this website for the program (click apply at the bottom).
- Once completed, contact the Office of Global Programs to have your nomination submitted to GCU. From there you will also need to submit the exchange application through GCU directly: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/essentials/exchange-study-abroad/incomingstudents/
For all of the steps and information on applying to study abroad through UMass Boston, download the checklist: Study Abroad Steps to Stay on Track 2020.pdf
Students can choose modules (courses) from a wide range of available subjects in seven academic schools: Business & Society, Health & Life Sciences, and Engineering & Built Environment. Please scroll down to "Course Transfers Reference Table" to see how courses from GCU transferred to UMB by past study abroad students.
Glasgow University International Summer School
Study in Glasgow and earn 3 credits during this affordable 3 week program. UMass Boston students receive a discounted price
for the program.
Courses available for the summer:
· Marketing for the Fashion Industry
· Contemporary Issues in Business
· Responsible Leadership
· Digital Multi Media
· Developing Nurse-Led Services
· Public Health in a Global Context
· Sustainable Engineering & Technology
· Computing: Games, Apps & Security
· Forensic Investigation
Students must study full time at the home and host institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer toward your degree at UMass Boston. This form can be obtained from the Study Abroad office.
Fall semester: September - December
Spring semester: January - May
University of Massachusetts students only. Undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students must be in good academic standing (at least 2.75 GPA) with no disciplinary problems. No language requirement is necessary.
Students who have been nominated will be contacted via email by GCU and must electronically submit the following forms:
1. GCU Exchange/Study Abroad online application
2. GCU Accommodation application form
3. A personal statement stating why you are applying for an exchange, your background, experience, and what you are seeking to achieve as an outcome of your studies.
4. Proposed learning agreement
5. Transcripts (please do not send original transcripts)
6. Copy of passport details
7. Copy of English language qualifications (if not a native speaker)
Please note, the Office of Global Programs use estimated price values for our UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange’ budget sheets. Actual prices may vary, please contact your program provider for more details.
Do you receive any financial aid, such as scholarships or grants to fund your education? Find out if your financial aid will apply towards studying abroad using the following Financial Aid Guide here
The Financial Aid Guide provides lots of information. However, prior to applying it is advised to contact Financial Aid services for financial aid inquiries and concerns. Link to Financial Aid services website: https://finaid.umb.edu/
The GCU Student Accommodation Office will assist students in finding housing in Caledonian Court, the on campus residence halls, or off campus in a private apartment.
You are responsible for obtaining the correct visa before you travel. ?
US citizens who are studying in the United Kingdom for less than 6 months and do not plan to seek work of any kind (including paid or unpaid work, interning, or volunteering), can enter the UK on the Short Term Student Route (previously known as a "Student Visitor") with the appropriate documentation.
The stamp received in the student's passport upon arrival counts as a visa. For more information, check the NAFSA website
. If you're not sure if you need a visa, check the U.K. consulate website
Be sure to check out the following Visa Process link provided by NAFSA for more information:
Download: United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland) Country Information and Visas.pdf
Course Transfers Reference Table:
|Course # abroad
||Credits abroad (ECTS)
||Course Transfer #
||Course Transfer Title
||Credits Transferred to UMB
||Personal Finance and Investment
||Cells and Biomolecules I
||Introduction to Immunology (Lecture)
||Consumer Buying Behaviour
||Psychology: An Introduction
||Introduction to Psychology
||Sociology of Deviance
||Social Deviance and Control
||Theories of Crime and Punishment
Pre-decision Phase Instructions:
This is a UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms). Please click here for application instructions.
Post-decision Phase Instructions:
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Please click here for instructions and forms.