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University of Stirling

Check whether the University of Stirling is right for you as an international student.

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Stirling, UK
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Study abroad at the University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is a public university located in the central belt of Scotland. They offer more than 300 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate taught, and postgraduate research levels. They also offer a range of continuing professional development programs.

For most undergraduate degrees in the first and second years, you can study a range of subjects across a variety of disciplines, which allows you to study the things you’re passionate about, or try a completely new subject that complements your main degree.

Their 330-acre campus boasts a castle and loch, and enjoys views of the foothills of the Scottish Highlands. Their sports facilities include an Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, golf course, and gym. There’s a range of managed accommodation on-campus to suit different preferences and budgets, or you can choose to rent off campus.

Why study at University of Stirling?

  • Top-rated University

    The QS World University Rankings 2020 gave the University 5-star ratings in the areas of teaching, employbaility, internationalization, facilities, and inclusiveness

  • Employability

    97% of graduates were in employment or further study within six months of graduation

  • Student satisfaction

    The University is ranked amongst the UK's top 20 institutions for student satisfaction

  • Small classes sizes

    Get individual attention from fantastic teaching staff

Life as an international student

There are over 120 nationalities represented on campus at the University of Stirling, and it offers a range of support services, including finance or careers guidance through the Student Services Hub.

In your first few weeks as an international student, there will be a number of welcome and orientation events set up to help you get to grips with life at the University. When you join, you’ll also automatically become a member of the National Union of Students (NUS), which allows you to get involved with all the events organised by the Students’ Union.

The University offers English language programs that can help you bridge the gap between general English and academic English.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
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    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Badminton Courts 1
    • No. of Squash Courts 2
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 10
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Maternity Care
    • Physiotherapy
    • Antenatal Clinic
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Child Development Assessment & Immunization
    • Minor Surgery
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Bike Rental
    • Car Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 13
    • Cafe’s 5
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  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Individual Praying Rooms
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 120
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support

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Fees and funding

Choosing to study in the UK is a big decision and the University understands that finance is a key factor. The University of Stirling offers a number of scholarships and funding options to help you achieve your academic ambitions.

If you have the talent, ability and drive to study with the University, they want you to make the most of the opportunity and can help you with your finances.

They offer a variety of funding opportunities to encourage and support ambitious students from all backgrounds, and from around the world, to come and study at the University of Stirling.

International UG Scholarship - £2,000 / year (Automatic discount, no need to apply for it)

PG Excellence Scholarship - £4,000 (competitive, students need to apply for it - separate application on the Scholarship Finder page)

Specific scholarships available for Management school, and sports scholarships available for student athletes.


University of Stirling

University of, Stirling FK9 4LA, United Kingdom

The vibrant city is known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’. It combines the charm of a historic destination with the buzz of a young population with easy access to both Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Visa requirements for the University of Stirling

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