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Program Highlights for Stirling, Scotland

The city

Language spoken:

Great British Pound (GBP, £)

Marine West Coast

City type:
Town (Population 50,000-5,001)

Passport & Visa requirements

The program

Program type:

Host university:
University of Stirling

Language of instruction:

Terms offered:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Yearlong

Program capacity:
20 students

Credit type:
Overseas credit

Deadline to apply

Summer 2024:
Session 1 or 1&2: March 15
Session 2: March 15

Fall/Yearlong 2024-25:
April 15

Spring 2025:
October 1


  • Summer
    • Minimum GPA: 2.7
    • At least one semester of college completed to apply

  • Semester
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0
    • Semester/yearlong applicants must have junior standing while abroad and be degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application. (Strong Sophomore applications considered)

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Deadlines vary

  • Live and study in one of Scotland’s most historic cities, centrally located between Edinburgh and Glasgow and known as the “Gateway to the Highlands.”
  • Study at a top-ranked university, recognized among students for campus life and safety and ranked within the top 40 universities in the United Kingdom.
  • Join a diverse international student population of more than 140 nationalities.
  • Enjoy the shops, amenities, and nightlife available right on Stirling’s 330-acre parkland campus, as well as historic landmarks, museums, and other attractions in the city’s center.
  • Integrate with Scottish students in housing, courses, and university activities (semester only).
  • Participate in program-organized field trips to Glasgow, Edinburgh, and St Andrews during the summer term and to St Andrews, the Highlands, or the Northeast Coast during semester terms.
  • Choose from over 120 societies and sports clubs (semester only), and enjoy access to state-of-the-art sport and fitness facilities on campus.

Why Study in Stirling?

City center in Stirling, Scotland.The Stirling program offers the opportunity to enroll in a range of courses across a variety of disciplines at the University of Stirling, one of the top-rated academic institutions in Scotland. Recognized as a leading institution for communications and media, philosophy, social policy, criminology, politics, marketing, and sport, the university is also ideal for studying a wide range of subject areas – including biology, business and management, computing, economics, environmental sciences, film, history, journalism, and more. The university also offers several courses each term focused on Scottish and U.K. studies. You may choose to participate in one or two summer sessions, a single fall or spring semester, or a full academic year.

An exciting mix of old and new, the city of Stirling has a growing reputation as one of the most attractive places to live in the United Kingdom. It has emerged as a leading cultural and business center, with on-going regeneration in both industry and the arts.

Outside the classroom, rich campus student life and other opportunities contribute to your experience of Scottish culture. Included field trips to locations throughout the country give you a chance to explore surrounding areas and deepen your knowledge and understanding of Scottish culture and history.

There are several excellent reasons for deciding to study in Scotland. Courses at Scottish universities are taught by professors who do almost all the teaching and seminar work with undergraduates while maintaining a high level of research activity. Although English is widely spoken throughout the United Kingdom, Scotland has maintained its own diverse traditions, values, and views of the world. Time in Scotland will challenge you personally, open your eyes to different ways of looking at the current topics in our world, and enable you to experience Scottish culture and history.