University of Stirling
University of Stirling

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University of Stirling  Ranking

47

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University of Stirling  Location

Scotland

University of Stirling

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University Ranking

47

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Scotland

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Key Information
Location Stirling, Scotland
Established 1967
Percent International Students 11.2%
Famous For Economics, Sociology, MBA
International Fees £12,140-14,460
Key Information
Location Stirling, Scotland
Established 1967
Percent International Students 11.2%
Famous For Economics, Sociology, MBA
International Fees £12,140-14,460

Overview

The University of Stirling is located in central Scotland, with over 120 different nationalities represented amongst its 14,000 students. Stirling was founded in 1967 and its campus is set in an 18th century castle estate on the shores of a loch, surrounded by beautiful hills.

The University of Stirling continues to have several unique factors outside of its location. It is a pioneer of a two-semester structure and modular degrees, allowing great flexibility in start times and changes in study. Degrees are also made up of credits earned from modules, which means that students can effectively change their subject as/or if their interests change.

97% of undergraduate leavers are in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers survey) and it was Stirling students who named the University first in Scotland for having good teachers, quality lecturers and performance feedback (International Student Barometer 2016).

Work placement opportunities are also encouraged. These include 'Making the most of your Masters' and a university initiative with Edinburgh and Aberdeen aimed at building links between universities and employers. A number of Scholarships are also available for international and EU students and details can be found here, while Student Money Advisers can help you with your budget and assist in applying for financial support.

Services for International Students

The University of Stirling International Study Centre provides an undergraduate certificate, a specialist foundation course which replaces the first year of Stirling's four-year honours degree and leads directly to the second year of an undergraduate programme – and a pre-masters course. The International Study Centre guarantees that students will receive a conditional offer of a degree place at the University.

The University of Stirling also offers 12-week pre-sessional and in-sessional English support, while the Student Union runs an International Society for students.

Ranking

  • 44th in the Times University Guide 2019
  • 45th in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • 478th in the QS World University Rankings 2020

QS World University Rankings 2018 awarded the University of Stirling 5 stars in the areas of teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness, whilst the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018 saw Stirling excel in the following areas:

  • Good environment on campus - 1st in Scotland, joint 2nd in the UK
  • Good sports facilities - 1st in Scotland, 4th in the UK
  • Good extra-curricular activities/societies – Joint 2nd in Scotland, top 25 in the UK

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Stirling ranked 6th in Scotland and 45th in the UK for the standard of its research quality. Almost three quarters of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.

Accommodation

All international students are guaranteed housing on campus, with the bulk of the accommodation overlooking the loch. Accommodation is only a short walk from all teaching buildings, library facilities, shops, theatre, cinema and social areas. The Residential Services Office is able to help students who wish to live in private rented accommodation.

Location

Stirling's campus is located on the shores of a loch, by an 18th century castle. The city of Stirling features a castle, sports village and vibrant shopping area and is only a ten minute bus ride from the campus. Stirling is historically the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’ and centrally located in Scotland, ith Glasgow and Edinburgh airports a short distance away.

The campus has some of the finest sports facilities on a single site in the country, including the National Swimming Academy and the Gannochy National Tennis Centre. The campus is also home to the Scottish Institute of Sport, Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland and Scottish Swimming.

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I had a very great experience right from the start to finish; All the staff were really great and very helpful. I recommend SI-UK for all students who are planning to study in the UK.

Anuradha Venkatesh Msc Energy Management, University of Stirling

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