Partner Universities

Australia

Sydney Opera House

Flinders University

Located a few miles from the city centre, and only 20 minutes from the beach and hills. Flinders is everything a modern university should be - progressive and dynamic yet still friendly and accessible. Exchanges are offered in a variety of subjects, including film and media and law (BA).

La Trobe University

La Trobe University gives students the opportunity to study in Melbourne – one of the world’s most student-friendly cities.  Courses are offered in arts, sciences and humanities, and La Trobe is a great option for students in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport.

University of Sydney

Located in the heart of the city centre, Sydney is Australia's oldest university. Courses are offered in arts, sciences and humanities.

Canada

Canadian Bear

Mount Allison University

Located around two hours from Halifax in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, Mount Allison is the University of Stirling's newest exchange partner in Canada and is ranked as Canada's #1 undergraduate university.  As a smaller, campus based university, Mount Allison offers small class sizes with a small student to faculty ratio.  Previous exchange students have commented on the strong community feel at MTA.  Students from most degree programmes are permitted.

Ryerson University, Toronto

Located right in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ryerson has recently expanded from being a purely departmental exchange to a university-wide exchange. Courses are offered in mainly business-related and social science and this is a great opportunity for students to experience Canadian life.

University of Toronto

Exchange currently on hold

Carleton University

Located near central Ottawa, Canada's capital city, the university offers courses in a wide range of subject areas including journalism, sociology and politics. Carleton provides a great base for exploring North America.

University of Victoria

Situated in the city of Victoria on Canada's spectacular west coast, UVic is one of Canada's leading universities. Opportunities are available within arts and the human and natural sciences.

  • Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Simon Fraser University

Located on Canada's beautiful west coast, Simon Fraser University is an internationally recognised institution that offers top quality academic programmes. It offers a broad range of courses, including economics, biological sciences and management-related subjects. SFU is one of Canada's leading comprehensive institutions and a welcome addition to our Canadian partners.

Europe

Amsterdam

Exchange Universities

The University, as an international institution, offers student exchange arrangements with other universities in many countries. Stirling is currently involved in ERASMUS exchange agreements with 26 universities in Europe. Some 65 Stirling students each year study in the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden. Students must apply by December of their second year to study abroad in either the autumn or spring semester of their third year.

Belgium

Cyprus

Czech Republic

  • University of Economics
  • Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing, Retail Marketing (spring semester exchanges only)    

Denmark

  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, Finance, Human Resources Management, Marketing (spring semester exchanges only)

France

Students who have a compulsory semester abroad in a French-speaking country in the spring semester of their third year will be given the opportunity to choose from one of the partner universities below.  Students do not apply to the exchange programme as their semester abroad is guaranteed.  Students will be contacted by the Division towards the end of semester 4 with further information.  ERASMUS places at these institutions below are reserved for students studying French degree programmes.

Germany

 Greece

Ireland

Italy

Malta

Netherlands

  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • Business Studies, Economics, Finance (joint honours only), Human Resources Management, Management, Marketing (spring semester exchanges)

Norway

Portugal

Slovenia

Spain

Students who have a compulsory semester abroad in a Spanish-speaking country in the spring semester of their third year will be given the opportunity to choose from one of the partner universities below.  Students do not apply to the exchange programme as their semester abroad is guaranteed.  Students will be contacted by the Division towards the end of semester 4 with further information.  ERASMUS places at these institutions below are reserved for students studying Spanish degree programmes.

Sweden

Switzerland

Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong

The University first offered this exchange in 2004 and it was the first programme to be offered in mainland Asia. Located in the heart of Kowloon, City University offers a wealth of opportunities to explore this culturally diverse region. You can study in a wide range of areas including business, marketing, media (combined degrees only) and biological and environmental sciences.

Students may study for either one or two semesters at CUHK. The university provides visa assistance, housing and an international exchange student support service.

Lingnan University

The only liberal arts university in Hong Kong, Lingnan University is small, warm, friendly and welcoming.  Courses are offered in management and humanities.

Japan

Japanese city

Waseda University (spring semester exchange only)

One of the top universities in Japan, Waseda's 45,000 students include over 2,000 exchange students. Located in downtown Tokyo, this is a unique opportunity.

Rikkyo University, Tokyo (spring semester exchange only)

Located in Tokyo, Rikkyo University is a new exchange partner, offering students the chance to study for a semester at one of Japan's oldest universities. Business students in particular will find this a great opportunity.

Akita International University, Akita

Our newest Japanese exchange based in northern Japan provides a very different environment to our other city-based exchanges in Japan. With only 600 students and a vibrant cultural mix, AIU offers a broad range of subjects in English in a beautiful rural setting.

USA

University of Alabama Birmingham

UAB is a campus-based university spanning 83 blocks of downtown Birmingham and there are strong links between the university and the city.  The university has greatly expanded its education abroad initiatives in recent years and the first Stirling students will study at UAB in autumn 2016.  Most degree programmes are permitted - Go Blazers!

University of Alaska (Anchorage and Fairbanks)

Students can apply to either campus, both of which allow you to experience some of the wildest countryside on earth. Most degree programmes are permitted, but environmental science students in particular are strongly encouraged.

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Hilo, the largest of all the Hawaiian Islands, is comprised of 13 different climate zones. The UHH campus itself offers a richly diverse student population, with a unique blend of local, mainland and international students. University of Stirling students in a variety of subject areas can benefit from this exciting new exchange. Most degree programmes are permitted.

High Point University (North Carolina)

This is one of the University of Stirling's newest exchange partnerships and offers students the chance to study at one of the best and most innovative colleges in the southern United States.  Most degree programmes are permitted, but HPU is particularly recommended for students in the Stirling Management School.

University of Illinois (at Urbana-Champaign)

This is one of the University of Stirling's most long-standing and successful exchange partnerships. Based near Chicago, UIUC is ranked amongst the top universities in the world and offers courses in a wide range of subject areas. Most degree programmes are permitted, some semester restrictions for applied social science and film and media students.

University of Kansas

Lawrence, based near Kansas City, is one of the main college towns in the United States. It is in the US top 100 for quality and offers great opportunities for University of Stirling students within a variety of subject areas. The media and sports facilities in particular are outstanding. Most degree programmes are permitted, a particularly good match for sports studies, film and media, journalism and business.

Le Moyne College

Located in Syracuse, a beautiful part of upstate New York, Le Moyne offers a good range of business and liberal arts courses. The environment at this small private college is strongly academic, and the facilities available are excellent. Most degree programmes are permitted, with liberal arts subjects a particularly good match.


University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Umass is just a few hours from both Boston and New York City, located in the beautiful New England town of Amherst. It is a great student town and has a wide range of courses available for University of Stirling students participating in the exchange.

University of Miami

Exchange currently on hold.

University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi, or 'Ole Miss' as the university is more commonly known, is the flagship University of the State of Mississippi. With a beautiful campus located in Oxford, Mississippi, Ole Miss offers students the opportunity to experience the American South in all its finery. Most degree programmes are permitted.

University of New Mexico

New Mexico’s flagship university is located in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 900,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and peoples. The university itself offers a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme.

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Located on the Atlantic coast, UNCW is a long-standing exchange partner of the University of Stirling and a rising star in the public university system of North Carolina. UNCW offers the perfect environment for learning and living, one that is dynamic, demanding and engaging. Most degree programmes are permitted, with a particular emphasis on Biological and Marine sciences.

University of Northern Iowa

This new exchange offers the unique opportunity for one student to participate in a paid internship at the Office of International Programmes during their time at UNI. Anyone interested in international education as a career should certainly consider this exchange. UNI is a state university of around 13,000 students, located in Cedar Falls, Iowa in the heartland of America. Most degree programmes are permitted.

Salisbury University

This is a new exchange which works particularly well for Film and Media degree students on a production track. Located on the historic Eastern Shore of the United States, Salisbury University’s beautiful campus is 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from both Baltimore and Washington, DC.

San Diego State University

Located in Southern California, SDSU is a large university of 34,000 students within the California State University system. This new exchange offers University of Stirling students the opportunity to study in a large and diverse campus environment and enjoy the California climate. Most degree programmes are permitted, but students in management, film and media and journalism degrees may have difficulty securing modules.

Washington State University

The University of Stirling has been participating in an exchange with WSU since 1993. Internationally renowned, WSU is located in Pullman, a vibrant college town in eastern Washington State. This is a highly residential campus and the area offers a range of outdoor activities only a short distance away. Most degree programmes are permitted.

University of Wisconsin (at Eau Claire and La Crosse)

Students have the opportunity to study at one of two universities within the University of Wisconsin system. Most degree programmes are permitted between the two campuses.

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

90 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St Paul, UWEC is home to around 10,500 students and offers a wide range of academic programmes including history, management and sport and exercise science. Their Center for International Education offers a strong support network for exchange students.

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Located on the Great River Road that winds north and south through 10 states, La Crosse is the hub of the 7 Rivers Region – a beautiful place to be! The university is based on a compact 119-acre campus offering students a vibrant place to live and learn. UWLAX embraces diversity, a commitment that has markedly increased their enrolment of minority and international students.

University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, around two hours north of Denver. This is a great area for skiing and snowboarding, hiking and rock-climbing as well as a diverse range of cultural activities. The university is prominent in the fields of environment and natural resource research, so students in environmental science would find this a particularly rewarding exchange. Most other degree programmes are permitted.

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