International Students

Welcome to Glasgow Caledonian New York College!

Please note, we are unfortunately unable to sponsor F1 Visas at this point in time.

If you currently have a Visa to legally be in the United States (which allows you to undertake study), you are welcome to apply for the January 2019 term. If you require an I-20 from us, we are happy to notify you when we have received approporate authority.

In the meantime, please be in touch with us via phone or email at your convenience. 


Founded by Glasgow Caledonian University, the University for the Common Good, Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) leverages 142 years of academic excellence to bring a distinctly global perspective to degree programs focused on profitable sustainability. With GCU’s presence in Glasgow, London, Bangladesh, South Africa and Mauritius, GCNYC shares a commitment to people, planet and profit with more than 20,000 students and 1,500 staff.

GCNYC’s research-based master’s programs are designed for students to enter as experts in their sectors and graduate as responsible leaders, with the analytical skills and clear personal values necessary to create successful careers as truly globally minded corporate statesmen

Located in a newly renovated, gallery-esque space in historic downtown Manhattan, the GCNYC campus serves as a hub for individuals in the business, fashion and NGO communities in New York City.

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International Student Visas

As aforementioned, GCNYC does not sponsor Visas at this time. Our plan is that once we are able to provide I-20s, we will only be sponsoring F1 Visas (for those applicants wanting to study in the U.S. full-time).

Academic Prerequisites and Additional Requirements

Admissions Policy: Glasgow Caledonian New York College has rolling admissions, with the intent to deploy rolling-competitive admissions in the next cople of years.

Test Scores: All international applicants to GCNYC must prove their level of English language proficiency.  Applicants can meet the English language requirements through a Secure English Language Test (SELT) or another qualification which is recognised as equivalent. Please note—these are minimum scores required to be considered for admission.  Providing these scores does not guarantee or warrant admission to GCNYC. Accepted English Language Exams include: IELTS, Pearson, Cambridge, TOEFL IBT, University of Michigan (MELAB, ECPE)


Minimum IELTS score is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no single element below 5.5.  We cannot accept:

  • General Training IELTS
  • IELTS older than two years old
  • Any element below 5.5


For programs requiring IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 we accept:

Overall 54 or above

  • Listening 51
  • Reading 51
  • Speaking 51
  • Writing 51


We accept Cambridge tests which are:

  • less than two years old; or
  • more than two years old but applicant has undertaken bachelor degree taught in English (not necessarily a majority English speaking country, as defined by UKBA).  We would require evidence showing their degree was taught in English (e.g. certificate / transcript which states this, attestation, letter of reference). (Maximum two years between completing Bachelor degree and commencing PG study)


For programs requiring an IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 we accept:

Overall: 78 with the following minimum element scores:

  • Listening 17
  • Reading 18
  • Speaking 20
  • Writing 17

University of Michigan English Test

We accept two of the many tests offer by University of Michigan providing they are less than two years old.  Please note we require the certificate and transcript to show the level at which the applicant has passed.


IELTS 6.0 n.b. 5.5

IELTS 6.5 n.b. 6.0


Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)




Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)





Majority English Speaking Countries

Nationals of a majority English-speaking country are exempt from the English language requirement.  Providing education took place in a majority-English speaking country these applicants would meet GCNYC requirement. The majority English-speaking countries are:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago