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Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
8,585 3,255 20% 15:8


The University of Stirling is a public university founded by Royal charter in 1967. It is a plate glass university located in the Central Belt of Scotland, built within the walled Airthrey Castle estate close to Stirling. Since its foundation, it has expanded to four faculties, a Management School, a Graduate School, and a number of institutes and centres covering a broad range of subjects in the academic areas of arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and health sciences and sport.

It  is a modern, innovative university with a pioneering spirit and a passion for breaking new ground and creating impact in everything they do. The university has 12,000 students and around 20% of them are from overseas, with more than 100 nationalities represented. It offers more than 300 flexible courses designed to develop forward-thinking graduates and help students from around the globe realise their potential in an inspiring and truly international academic setting. The University of Stirling’s educational programs are designed to give students the transferable skills, personal qualities and relevant work experience sought by employers in today’s competitive job market.

Stirling is a place where ability – not background – is valued, that’s why the University is recognised globally for its commitment to providing the best possible student experience, ranking 3rd in the UK for graduate employability, and consistently earning five QS Stars for its teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness. Stirling was the first university in the UK to introduce the semester system and is proud of the flexibility of its degrees.


Students have access to a state-of-the-art gym, strength and conditioning suite and dedicated cycling studio. There are outstanding facilities for sport – as you would expect from Scotland's university for sporting excellence – and a vibrant arts centre on campus.

 For outdoor lovers, Stirling’s 330-acre estate is the perfect natural playground for hillwalking, and the university has its own lake for canoeing and kayaking.The campus is home to a range of five-star facilities, including newly renovated accommodation, catering outlets, shops, a thriving arts centre and even 18th century castle. The university is home to the National Swimming Academy as well as the Gannochy National Tennis Centre which served as the training ground for Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray.

Notable Alumni

·        Iain Banks – author.

·        Jack McConnell – former First Minister of Scotland.

·        Angela Constance MSP – Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities.

·        Grace Dent – reporter, author and television critic.

·        Derek Lambie – journalist, former editor Scottish Sunday Express.

·        Catriona Matthew – professional golfer and vice-captain for the 2017 Solheim Cup.

·        Muffy Calder – former Chief Scientific Adviser to the Scottish Government.

·        The Hon Lord Brailsford QC – Judge in Scotland’s Supreme Courts.

·        Richie Ramsay – winner of the 2006 United States Men's Amateur Golf Championship.

·        Colin Fleming – Commonwealth gold medallist and national coach for Tennis Scotland.


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.

         Undergraduate applicants are required to achieve a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

·        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.

Entry Requirements


The University welcomes applications from students holding at least 75% in Year 12 examinations.


The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 55% in their Bachelor/ Special (Honours) degree.  Please note that consideration will be given to marking schemes of individual Indian universities.


  • Accountancy
  • Accountancy and Finance
  • Animal Biology
  • Applied Biological Sciences
  • Applied Computing
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Aquaculture
  • Biology
  • Business Computing
  • Business Studies
  • Cell Biology
  • Computing Science
  • Conservation Biology and Management
  • Criminology and Social Policy
  • Criminology and Sociology
  • Digital Media
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education (Primary)
  • Education (Secondary)
  • English Studies
  • Environmental Geography
  • Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science (Integrated Masters)
  • Environmental Science and Outdoor Education
  • European Film and Media
  • Film and Media
  • Finance
  • French
  • Global Cinema
  • Heritage and Tourism
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Management Studies and Intercultural Studies Double Degree
  • International Management Studies with European Languages and Society
  • Journalism Studies
  • Law: BA
  • Law: LLB
  • Literature and Cinema
  • Management
  • Marine Biology
  • Marketing
  • Modern Languages
  • Nursing - Adult
  • Nursing - Adult (Honours)
  • Nursing - Mental Health
  • Nursing - Mental Health (Honours)
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Politics (International Politics)
  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics: PPE
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Retail Marketing
  • Retail Marketing
  • Scottish History
  • Social Work
  • Sociology and Social Policy
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Sport Business Management
  • Sports Studies
  • Sustainable Events Management
  • Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) - In-service
  • Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) - Pre-service




  • Advanced Practice
  • Applied Professional Studies
  • Applied Social Research (Criminology)
  • Applied Social Research (MRes)
  • Applied Social Research (MSc)
  • Applied Social Research (Social Statistics and Social Research)
  • Applied Social Research Doctorate
  • Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture
  • Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture (Named Degree Outcomes)
  • Aquatic Food Security
  • Aquatic Pathobiology
  • Aquatic Veterinary Studies
  • Banking and Finance
  • Behavioural Science for Management
  • Big Data
  • Business and Management
  • Business and Management Research Methods
  • Clinical Doctorates
  • Computing for Business
  • Computing for Financial Markets
  • Creative Writing (MLitt)
  • Criminological Research
  • Data Science for Business
  • DBA Doctor of Business Administration
  • Dementia Studies
  • Doctor of Diplomacy (DDipl)
  • Doctorate in Education (EdD)
  • Early Years Practice Health Visiting
  • Economics for Business and Policy
  • Education Studies and TESOL
  • Educational Leadership (leading to Specialist Qualification for Headship)
  • Educational Research
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Environment, Heritage and Policy
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Management (Conservation)
  • Environmental Management (Energy)
  • Environmental Policy and Governance
  • Finance
  • Gender Studies (Applied)
  • Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing
  • Gothic Imagination (MLitt), The
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Research (online)
  • Historical Research
  • Housing Studies
  • Housing Studies (with Internship)
  • Human Animal Interaction
  • Humanities (MRes)
  • Information Technology
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Accounting and Finance
  • International Business
  • International Conflict and Cooperation (MSc)
  • International Energy Law and Policy (LLM)
  • Investment Analysis
  • Law: Accelerated Graduate LLB
  • Management and English Language Teaching
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Marketing
  • MBA Master of Business Administration
  • Media and Communications Management (Vietnam)
  • Media Management
  • Media Research
  • Performance Coaching
  • PhD TESOL Research
  • Philosophy
  • Professional Education and Leadership
  • Psychological Research Methods (Autism Research)
  • Psychological Research Methods (Bilingualism Research)
  • Psychological Research Methods (Child Development)
  • Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology)
  • Psychological Research Methods (Evolutionary Psychology)
  • Psychological Research Methods (General)
  • Psychological Research Methods (Perception and Action)
  • Psychological Research Methods (Psychology of Faces)
  • Psychological Therapy in Primary Care
  • Psychology (accredited conversion course)
  • Psychology of Sport (Accredited)
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy (MPP)
  • Publishing Studies (MLitt)
  • Publishing Studies (MRes)
  • Renaissance Studies
  • Scottish Literature (MLitt)
  • Social Enterprise
  • Social Work Studies
  • Software Engineering
  • Sport Management (with internship)
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Strategic Communication & Public Relations (Joint Degree)
  • Strategic Public Relations (Online)
  • Strategic Public Relations & Communication Management
  • Strategic Sustainable Business
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Online)
  • Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) - In-service
  • Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) - Pre-service
  • TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Translation Studies (MSc)
  • Translation Studies with TESOL (MSc)




  • Doctor of Applied Social Research
  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Midwifery
  • Doctor of Nursing
  • Doctor of Professional Health Studies




Accommodation for International Students

·        The university gives all new students priority for accommodation.

All first year students, from any location, will normally be allocated a single study bedroom in a University residence (this may be on or off campus).

Applications should be made online via the university portal, and full instructions will be sent from the Admissions Office once your place to study is unconditional firm.

All accommodation for new undergraduates is offered on a 38/42/45 week let basis for session, meaning that students can continue to occupy their rooms over the Christmas vacation period.

·        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.

The University of Stirling offers a number of scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across a range of subject areas.  In addition to this, a number of external organisations grant awards which may be of interest to Stirling students. 

Indian students are eligible to apply for a variety of University delivered scholarships; namely, the Stirling School Management Scholarships, MBA Scholarships and the MSc Behavioural Science Scholarship

Indian applicants may be interested in the Saltire Scholarship scheme, which is open to students coming from Canada, China, the US and India and offers up to 200 awards of £2000.

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.


Please refer university website for detail qualifications required.


Quick Facts





Full-time UG & PG Fees 11,555 GBP to 13,950 GBP according to your course.


On average, students at Stirling spend between £6,000 and £9,000 a year (not including fees). When planning your budget, some basic costs that should be taken into account include accommodation (plus any bills), food, telephone, clothes and personal items, entertainment and travel. Also, don't forget the important extras, such as a TV licence and insurance. Obviously, the amount you will spend depends on your lifestyle, and will also be affected by the geographic areas in which you choose to study. Stirling has a relatively low cost of living, compared to other parts of Scotland, and the rest of the UK.



The Complete University Guide 2018 : 39

World University Rankings 2017 :  301-350

The Guardian University League Tables 2018 : 54

QS World University Ranking 2018:   451-460                                                           


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