University of Stirling

University of Stirling is a leading research university from Stirling, Scotland. It offers 10 Pathway programs in areas such as business and finance, media, humanities, social sciences, science, sport, computing and engineering.

  • Average Tuition GBP 13,995
  • Students 12,800
  • International Students 20%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 19,330
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Founded in 1967 by the Royal Charter, University of Stirling continues to strive to become at the forefront of research and learning today. It is composed of 5 academic faculties through which it offers over 150 baccalaureate and master's degree courses in a variety of academic disciplines related to arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, business management, health sciences and sport. Its campus is equipped to provide students with virtually everything they might need—from a variety of dining options, recreational and athletic facilities, to religious and spiritual guidance. University of Stirling's academic excellence and world-class campus amenities are what attracts nearly 13,000 students from 120 countries across the globe each year, 20% of which come from overseas. A great place for international students, Stirling is home to a rich historical and cultural attractions juxtaposed with a stunning countryside. With some of the most iconic UK festivals and events, numerous art galleries, theaters, and various opportunities for outdoor activities, Stirling has an inexhaustible list of things to keep you busy!

In order to qualify for undergraduate or postgraduate admissions at the University of Stirling, interntional students whose first language is not English, are required to demonstrate their proficiency in the language by taking an approved English language test such as IELTS or TOEFL IBT and meet a standard overall score of 7.0 (IELTS) or 100 (TOEFL). If you do not have any of these qualifications, you may still apply to an INTO University of Sterling Pathway program, which will provide you with an additional academic and English training that will prepare you for a student life in the UK. Simultaneously, the Pathway program will also earn you university credit hours that will be counted when you ultimately proceed to a degree program at the University of Stirling.

  • 01Flexible degree sturcture - can switch majors in year 2
  • 0230 mins from Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • 03nice campus

Pathway Programs

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK


    GBP 13,995 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK


    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

    Media Studies

    GBP 13,995 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK


    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK


    GBP 13,995 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

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  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 417
  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 40
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 338
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 40
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 23

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming IELTS 4.50


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    Established in 1967


    University of Stirling ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in all of UK for having a great on-campus environment, according to the 2016 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.


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          • Testimony
            1999-2000, Msc

            The University of Stirling, a Global University with Great Employment Rates

            The University of Stirling is a Global University that covers a rich menu of Education and other services. It is established by Royal Charter in the Historical Capital of Scotland, United Kingdom. It is ideal for small and medium study budgets and has also beautiful surroundings and natural wealth.The climate is ideal for study purposes and the facilities have been improved significantly the last two decades.The employment rate is among the top in British Universities...teaching rate has received a 5 star award in 2015. See more:

          • Testimony
            2004-2008, Bachelor’s Degree

            This is a great university for Chinese international students

            You'll love it. Whether its a Master course or undergraduate you should choose this campus university. The class schedules are designed over 2 semesters not 3. so its easy to travel back home on holidays. The accommodation is a quick walk to class. A campus university makes like all the better.There is the bonus of arriving from China and immediately feeling the safety of campus life rather than negotiating your surroundings in the middle of a strange city center. The scenery is amazing. There is a lake in the middle as a centerpiece to a backdrop of The Wallace Monument. The clean fresh air is great. The student support for international students is 100% focused and determined to help any incoming students. I loved every minute attending this university.

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            1992-1996, B.A. Honours

            Best decision ever, I learned for life and had the time of my life!

            The 1 major 2 subsidiary module for Stirling degree studies gave me a diversity and range of subjects across different fields- from arts to sciences - which would be hard to find elsewhere- something I still profit from today! Generally there was a very personal approach, tutors really knew their students and were therefore able to give them individual advice of where their strenghts lay and which points to work on.We were encouraged to develop and freely express our own views, while maintaining an objective view and listen to other opinions and theories. Special thanks to Richard Kilborn, Dr. John Izod, Dan Mac Loud, Mike Cormack, Otto Karolyi and a very special thanks to the staff of the ACCESS course without whom I would never have been there.