Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • The Student Immigration Team provide advice and information on applying for a visa and immigration status.
  • Through Stirling Direct (a shared travel service) the university offers collection services from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Prestwick airports. Costs start from £18 per person from Edinburgh Airport; please refer to the university website for details.
  • All International and Study Abroad students are invited to an informal welcome reception in their first week.
  • The International Student Society (open to both international and British students) provides the opportunity to meet students from all over the world.
  • The university's counselling and wellbeing service is open to all students to help them talk through any problems or issues.

English Language Requirements

  • The University of Stirling welcomes applications from all countries and will consider them on an individual basis.
  • Students need to demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency if English is not their first language.
  • For postgraduate study requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in all bands), although some disciplines require a higher level of English language competency.
  • If students don't meet entry requirements the university offers academic preparation courses to help, in partnership with INTO.

Accommodation for International Students

  • The university gives all new students priority for accommodation.
  • Taught postgraduate students from outside the UK are guaranteed an offer of university accommodation on condition that students confirm their place by the relevant deadline.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £11,555 £12,450
Mixed £11,555 £12,450
Laboratory £13,760 £13,950
Clinical - -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?