Stirling is ideally situated to explore Scotland. The dramatic Scottish Highlands are located just north of the Stirling campus. Scotland's largest cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, are each located about an hour away.
Major highlights in the area include the Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle, and the Bannickburn Heritage Centre. In addition to these, this location is ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, or water sports. To learn more about the local area on this website.
With a population of around 90,000, Stirling offers a warm community welcome and is within easy reach of both Glasgow and Edinburgh (each less than an hour by train). Find out more about Scotland
With a student population of 11,800 and international students from over 120 countries, the University of Stirling is known for programs in Film & Media Studies, English, History, Environmental Science, Management, and Sociology.
Built in the rolling hills of a former Airthrey estate- with Airthrey Castle still in place as a teaching building- the Stirling campus boasts a friendly atmosphere and a strong community spirit.
Watch a video from Stirling for international students or read the Study Abroad Guide.
The University offers many ways to get involved on campus thorough student organizations Find more details on campus life on this website!
Students will take approximately 3-5 courses at Stirling, which will equal about 15 UWGB credits. For more information on courses, go to this website and choose a module on the left side (Incoming Study Abroad). You can also visit the Course Information page.
PROGRAM DATES: The Stirling academic calendar is divided into two 15-week semesters. There is a one week mid-semester break during each semester. Assessment takes place before the end of each semester. Exact program dates change from year to year and you will be notified of your terms specific dates in your acceptance letter. General program dates (including mandatory orientation) are:
Fall: mid-September to mid-December
Spring: early January to late May
Links to the academic calendar and information about orientation and breaks can be found online.
At Stirling, you can stay in on-campus flats or chalets, where 3-7 students have single bedrooms but share living, kitchen and bathroom space. Most students choose to cook for themselves (self-catering) with the kitchen becoming the social center of the living space!
Space on campus is limited, but off campus options are also available. Find details on the accommodation website.
The visiting student site
give more details and also has information about student life, nightlife in Stirling, and campus support.