University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is ideally placed in central Scotland and offers a friendly community for international students. The modern INTO Centre opened in 2017 and offers specialist degrees and academic pathway programmes designed for overseas students.

  • Average Tuition GBP 15,075
  • Students 149
  • International Students 100%
  • Pass Rate 93%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 15,075
  • Intakes January June September
  • Campus Setting Rural

School Description

INTO University of Stirling works with the University of Stirling to produce unique academic pathway programmes for international students. Featuring specialist subject-specific modules as well as expert English language tuition, these programmes are designed to help international students prepare for their undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Scotland. If students fail to meet the academic requirements or IELTS level needed for direct entry to university, INTO University of Stirling helps them achieve this.

If students choose to study a pathway programme, they can progress to one of several leading Scottish universities. Students can also progress from their preparation year directly to a degree at the University of Stirling if they choose the single study plan programme. Combining preparation studies with an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, the single study plan leads to a wide range of degree areas including Accounting, Biology, Big Data, Business, Computing, Economics, Environmental Science, Film, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Software Engineering and Sport Science.

The modern INTO Centre in the heart of campus opened in September 2017 and has all the facilities you’d expect from a contemporary building. INTO students previously studied in the Airthrey Castle on campus. The Centre’s classrooms contain the latest learning technology and there’s even a lecture theatre and café in the building. INTO Stirling students stay in accommodation on or near campus and have access to the University’s facilities, such as the Sports Centre and the Students’ Union.

  • 01The University of Stirling is a top 40 university in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019)
  • 0297% of undergraduate alumni who graduate from the University of Stirling are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17)
  • 03The University of Stirling has a 5-star excellence rating for teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness (QS World University Rankings 2018)

Pathway Programs

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

    Academic English

    GBP 4,430 Tuition Fee

    Academic English is a quick and intensive way for students to reach the IELTS level and academic language needed to progress to their university degree. The course offers progress of up to one IELTS band per term.

    The English language entry requirement for this course is a minimum of IELTS 3.0. The fee listed here is for 1 term of Academic English, however students can study this course for 1–4 terms. Students can begin the course in January 2019, April 2019, June 2019, September 2019, January 2020, March 2020 or June 2020.

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

    Business, Finance and Sport – Graduate Diploma

    GBP 15,075 Tuition Fee

    The 3-term Graduate Diploma in Business, Finance and Sport teaches students about empirical enquiry and critical thought, management and organisation, and quantitative methods in business and social sciences. Alongside subject-specific modules, students will take English classes, learn academic and ICT skills, and complete a research project.

    To apply for this course, students need to meet the English language entry requirement of IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill) or equivalent. On successful completion of this pathway, students can progress to a postgraduate degree at the University of Stirling or other leading Scottish universities.

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

    Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing – International Foundation

    GBP 15,075 Tuition Fee

    The 3 or 4-term International Foundation in Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing introduces students to core mathematics and British culture. Optional modules include economics, business, psychology, accounting, computing and media. Alongside subject-specific modules, students will take English classes and learn ICT and study skills.

    To apply for this course, students need to meet the English language entry requirement of IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) for the 3-term course, or IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in any subskill) for the 4-term course. The fee listed here is for the 3-term course. On successful completion of this pathway, students can progress to Year 2 of a four year undergraduate degree at the University of Stirling or other leading Scottish universities.

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

    Media, Humanities and Social Sciences – Graduate Diploma

    GBP 15,075 Tuition Fee

    The 3-term Graduate Diploma in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences teaches students about empirical enquiry and critical thought, creative industries, and quantitative methods in business and social sciences. Alongside subject-specific modules, students will take English classes, learn academic and ICT skills, and complete a research project.

    To apply for this course, students need to meet the English language entry requirement of IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill) or equivalent. On successful completion of this pathway, students can progress to a postgraduate degree at the University of Stirling or other leading Scottish universities.

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

    Media, Humanities and Social Sciences – International Foundation

    GBP 15,075 Tuition Fee

    The 3 or 4-term International Foundation in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences introduces students to core mathematics and British culture. Optional modules include business, international politics, journalism, psychology, media and society. Alongside subject-specific modules, students will take English, ICT and study skills classes.

    To apply for this course, students need to meet the English language entry requirement of IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) for the 3-term course, or IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in any subskill) for the 4-term course. The fee listed here is for the 3-term course. On successful completion of this pathway, students can progress to Year 2 of a four year undergraduate degree at the University of Stirling or other leading Scottish universities.

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

    Postgraduate Degree with Graduate Diploma

    GBP 15,075 Tuition Fee

    The 2 year Postgraduate Degree with Graduate Diploma enables students to combine their preparation studies with their postgraduate degree in a single study plan. After successfully completing their initial year of English and academic study at the INTO Centre, they will progress to their postgraduate degree at the University of Stirling.

    There are a wide variety of postgraduate degrees to choose from, covering everything from Big Data and Business and Management, to Computing for Financial Markets, Human Resource Management and Psychology of Sport.

    To apply for this course, students need to meet the English language entry requirement of IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill) for the 2 year course, or IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each subskill) for the extended 2 year course. Please Note: The price indicated here is for Year 1 only. Subsequent years of study are subject to University of Stirling tuition fees.

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

    Pre-Master's

    GBP 10,050 Tuition Fee

    The 6-month Pre-Master’s helps students to improve their English language skills and develop research and study skills in preparation for postgraduate study. After successfully completing the course in the INTO Centre, students can progress to a postgraduate degree at the University of Stirling.

    During the Pre-Master’s course, students will undertake a research project to enhance their understanding of research methodologies, collecting data and analysing statistical data. To apply for this course, students need to meet the English language entry requirement of IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.


  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

    Science, Computing and Engineering – Graduate Diploma

    GBP 15,075 Tuition Fee

    The 3-term Graduate Diploma in Science, Computing and Engineering teaches students about mathematics for science and engineering, principles of computing and software development for internet computing. Alongside subject-specific modules, students will take English and ICT classes and complete a research project.

    To apply for this course, students need to meet the English language entry requirement of IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill) or equivalent. On successful completion of this pathway, students can progress to a postgraduate degree at the University of Stirling or other leading Scottish universities.

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

    Science, Computing and Engineering – International Foundation

    GBP 10,050 Tuition Fee

    The 2-term International Foundation in Science, Computing and Engineering introduces students to pure and applied mathematics and British culture. Optional modules include chemistry, biology, psychology, physics and computing. Alongside subject-specific modules, students will take English classes and learn ICT and study skills.

    To apply for this course, students need to meet the English language entry requirement of IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. On successful completion of this pathway, students can progress to Year 2 of a four year undergraduate degree at the University of Stirling or other leading Scottish universities.

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

    Science, Sport, Computing and Engineering – International Foundation

    GBP 15,075 Tuition Fee

    The 3 or 4-term International Foundation in Science, Sport, Computing and Engineering introduces students to core mathematics and British culture. Optional modules include chemistry, biology, business, psychology, sports studies, physics and computing. Alongside subject-specific modules, students will take English, ICT and study skills classes.

    To apply for this course, students need to meet the English language entry requirement of IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) for the 3-term course, or IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in any subskill) for the 4-term course. The fee listed here is for the 3-term course. On successful completion of this pathway, students can progress to Year 2 of a four year undergraduate degree at the University of Stirling or other leading Scottish universities.

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

    Undergraduate Degree with International Year One

    GBP 15,075 Tuition Fee

    The 4 year Undergraduate Degree with International Year One enables students to combine their preparation studies with their undergraduate degree in a single study plan. After successfully completing their initial year of English and academic study, they will progress to Year 2 of their chosen degree at the University of Stirling.

    There are a wide variety of undergraduate degrees to choose from, covering everything from accounting, business, marketing and economics, to criminology, film, human resource management and sport studies.

    To apply for this course, students need to meet the English language entry requirement of IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill) for the 4 year course, or IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each subskill) for the extended 4 year course. Please Note: The price indicated here is for Year 1 only and is a minimum tuition value that may change depending on the pathway chosen. Subsequent years of study are subject to University tuition fees.

  • University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

    Undergraduate Degree with International Year Two

    GBP 15,075 Tuition Fee

    The 3 year Undergraduate Degree with International Year Two enables students to combine their preparation studies with their undergraduate degree in a single study plan. After successfully completing their initial year of English and academic study, they will progress to Year 3 of their chosen degree at the University of Stirling.

    There are a wide variety of undergraduate degrees to choose from, covering everything from Accounting, Business Studies and Retail Marketing, to Film and Media, Finance and Investment, and Criminology and Sociology.

    To apply for this course, students need to meet the English language entry requirement of IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each subskill) for both the 3 year and extended 3 year course. Please Note: The price indicated here is for Year 1 only. Subsequent years of study are subject to University of Stirling tuition fees.

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Rankings

  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 417
  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 40
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 301
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 40
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 22

Admission Requirements

  • GPA Required
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 4.50

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    INTO University of Stirling and the University of Stirling offer a range of scholarships for INTO students worth between £1,000­–£3,000. These scholarships may be offered to students progressing to the University of Stirling after successfully completing their International Foundation or International Year One programme with a grade above 60%. If students pass with a grade above 80%, they will qualify for the highest scholarship.

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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: http://www.stir.ac.uk/

          • 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.