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27 Glasgow was ranked second cheapest city in the UK by cost of living (Mercer Cost of Living Survey 2015). Average monthly student expenses (estimated): • Accommodation £450 • Energy bills £70 • Food/household goods £190 • Local transport £65 • Social activities £130 • Telephone and internet £45 • Books and printing £60 • Total: £1015* * living expenses may be less if you are staying in Caledonian Court. Working during your studies Students must adhere to the working hours permitted under UKVI Tier 4 regulations as stipulated on their visa. Students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week in total across all work places where they might be able to find employment. They cannot work or contract for 20 hours per employer across multiple employers, and to do so would breach visa conditions which would result in the University withdrawing its sponsorship of the student. English language To study at GCU, students need to be Essential information comfortable understanding lectures and coursework. If your native language isn’t English, you will need to demonstrate your English proficiency by sitting a recognised English language test. There are some examples of accepted levels of proficiency below, but please note that some programmes require a higher level, see pages 36-41 for more details. Minimum language requirements: • IELTS: average score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 • Pearson PTE: Overall score of 54 with 51 in Listening, 51 Reading; 51 Speaking and 51 Writing. Other English speaking language qualifications may be accepted. For more information on English language requirements, please contact +44 (0) 141 331 8630 or email studentenquiries@gcu.ac.uk Pre-sessional English INTO GCU offers pre-sessional Academic English courses for students wishing to develop their English language skills. Further information can be found on page 42-43 and online at www.gcu.ac.uk/into


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