International students - South Asia

Welcome to the University of Stirling in the heart of Scotland, UK. Here you will find lots of useful information for students from South Asia including entry and English language requirements, scholarships and funding information, and where you can meet our representatives in-country.

If you are from India or Pakistan please go to the information page for your country.

Entry and English language requirements

Select your country below to find details of the international qualifications we accept for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Please also check the specific grades and essential subjects required for your chosen course by checking our individual course pages.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your English language skills. For a complete list of the English language qualifications we accept, including where we are able to waive an English condition based on certain local qualifications, please see our .

If your country is not listed or you have specific questions about your qualifications then please email our International recruitment team at



The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Bangladesh to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Find out more about the University of Stirling's Foundation programmes.

Additionally, the University will welcome applications from students who have completed one year of relevant university study.

Please contact with any queries you may have.


We will consider applications to Master degrees from graduates of Bangladeshi Higher Education Institutes recognised by UK ENIC (formerly UK NARIC). Applicants must have either:

  • A 4-year Bachelor’s degree 60% or GPA of 2.7/4, or
  • A Masters in addition to a 3-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 60% or GPA of 2.7/4



Direct Entry to 1st Year:

Year 12 Grade – cumulative score of 65% and above from the following state boards:

  • CBSE
  • Metro state boards (Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal)

Students from other state boards will require Year 12 Grade – cumulative score of 75%.

Advanced Entry to 2nd Year:

Year 12 Grade – cumulative score of 75% and above from the following state boards:

  • CBSE
  • Metro state boards (Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal)

Advanced entry is possible on a range of courses. Student applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Advanced entry options for students who have scored 35 in the International Baccalaureate or GCE A-Levels ABB in one sitting will also be considered on a case by case basis.


We welcome applications from applicants graduating with 50% from Tier 1 College/University (namely University of Mumbai, University of Calcutta, University of Delhi) or graduating with 55% from a Tier 2 College/University.



The University welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed the HSC Year 12, with a minimum of 75%.


The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 70% in 4 year Bachelor's degree.



Direct entry to Year 1

  • Successful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/Intermediate, with an overall minimum of 75%, and 75% in subjects where there is a specific requirement (see individual course pages for details).
  • Successful completion of 1 year at university with an overall minimum of 75%, and 75% in subjects where there is a specific requirement (see individual course pages for details).

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at


  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree GPA of 2.6/4.0 or 60%;
  • 3 year Bachelor’s degree plus a 2 year Master’s degree with a GPA of 2.6/4.0 or 60% (in both Bachelor and Masters);
  • 2 year Bachelor’s degree plus a 2 year Master’s degree with a GPA of 2.6/4.0 or 60% (in both Bachelor and Masters);
  • Individual course requirements may differ.

English language requirements

Pakistan specific English Language requirements

Undergraduate: An accepted English language qualification.

Postgraduate: Pakistan High School Certificate with 60% or above in English PLUS evidence of a Bachelor's degree that was both taught and examined in English within the last five years. This is typically validated through the submission of a 'medium of instruction' (MOI) letter from a recognised university on the specified list below.

Applicants from institutions not included in this list can fulfil the English language entry requirement for their program through an accepted English language qualification.

  • Aga Khan University Karachi (AKU)
  • Baqai Medical University
  • Air University Islamabad
  • Aitchison College Lahore
  • Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • Bahria University (All campuses)
  • Beaconhouse National University (BNU)
  • COMSATS University (Lahore, Islamabad, Wah, Sahiwal, Abbottabad campuses)
  • Dawood University of Engineering and Technology
  • Dow University of Health Sciences
  • FAST-NUCES (All campuses)
  • Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.
  • Forman Christian College (FC College)
  • Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Sciences and Technology (GIKI)
  • Government College Lahore (GC Lahore)
  • Government College University, Faisalabad
  • Hamdard University Karachi
  • IBA Karachi (Institute of Business Administration Karachi)
  • Institute of Fashion and Design
  • Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar (I.M. Sciences Peshawar)
  • Institute of Space Technology (IST)
  • International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • IQRA University (except Quetta campus)
  • Islamia University, Bahawalpur
  • Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology (PAF-KIET)
  • King Edward Medical University
  • Kinnaird College for Women
  • Lahore College for Women University
  • Lahore School of Economics (LSE)
  • Liaqat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro
  • LUMS (Lahore University of Management Sciences)
  • Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture.
  • Nadirshaw Edulji Dinshaw University of Engineering and Technology Karachi (NED Karachi)
  • National College of Arts Lahore (NCA)
  • National College of Business Administration & Economics (NCBAE)
  • National Defense University (NDU)
  • National Textile University, Faisalabad
  • National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST NU)
  • National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
  • NUML (National University of Modern Languages) Lahore and Islamabad Campuses
  • Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)
  • Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)
  • PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi
  • Quaid e Azam University Islamabad
  • Riphah International University
  • Roots IVY International College accredited by University of London (external)
  • Sir Syed (CASE) University of Engineering and Technology
  • SZABIST (Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology) All campuses
  • The University of Faisalabad
  • UMT Lahore (University of Management and Technology)
  • Universal College Lahore (University of London)
  • University of Agriculture Faisalabad - UAF
  • University of Central Punjab
  • University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila and Lahore
  • University of Gujrat
  • University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  • University of Karachi
  • University of Lahore (UOL)
  • University of Sargodha
  • University of South Asia Lahore (USA)
  • University of the Punjab

Sri Lanka


The University welcomes applications from students holding BBC at A level for entry to most undergraduate programmes. Some programmes may also stipulate subject specific entry criteria.


Minimum of B or 3.0/4 or Lower Second in Bachelor's Special or Professional degree

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.


We have several excellent scholarship opportunities that are available to students from South Asia.


See more undergraduate scholarships


See more postgraduate scholarships

Get in touch

University representative

Get in touch with our international recruitment team for any questions you have about studying at Stirling:

Scott Allan Morrice
International Recruitment Manager (South Asia)
+44 (0) 1786 467001

If you are from India please contact:

Team India

If you are from Pakistan please contact:

Nida Waseem
Pakistan Manager


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Meet us in your country/region

The University of Stirling regularly travels to South Asia attending recruitment events, and visiting schools and colleges. Forthcoming trips are listed below. If there are no trips scheduled to take place, please contact us for more information.


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Pre-sessional English language courses

Need help improving your English? If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements, our Pre-sessional English courses can help you progress onto your degree. Delivered on campus by INTO University of Stirling, you’ll be able to access expert training and language support.

International Society

The International Society gives students from all around the world a chance to meet each other and arrange fun events, trips and socials on campus, in Stirling or in different cities across Scotland to provide a real Scottish experience.