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About the Stirling, Scotland Program

The Stirling program is a USAC partnership program. Learn more about on-site program elements and the city itself below.

About Stirling

View of the city of Stirling, Scotland.Students on the Dumyat walk in Stirling, Scotland.

  • Population: approx. 48,000
  • Distance from Edinburgh: 38 miles
  • Distance from Glasgow: 30 miles

Stirling, an ancient fortress city that guarded the major crossing of the River Forth, is located in the center of Scotland, between Glasgow and Edinburgh. It has a long and colorful history, and many sixteenth- and seventeenth-century buildings have been preserved and still are used as homes, tourist sites, and restaurants. Stirling is dramatically positioned at the point where lowland and highland Scotland meet. This unique location offers easy access to the Highlands, which boast some of the most breathtaking scenery in Europe, and a wealth of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. The former royal residence of Stirling Castle is fast becoming an established concert venue. In the city center, there is an extensive modern shopping area, theatres, restaurants, rail and bus terminals, and the city is buzzing with student life.

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Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Spring 2024: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1

2024-25 Application Cycle

  • Summer 2024: Open
    • Session I or I&II deadline: March 15
    • Session II deadline: March 15
  • Fall/Yearlong 2024-25: Open
    • Deadline: April 15
  • Spring 2025: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1


  • Summer:
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Fall/Spring:
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0
    • Minimum class standing: Junior (strong Sophomore applications may be considered)
    • Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

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Program Capacity

  • Summer: 20 students
  • Fall/Spring: 20 students



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