Why choose us?

The University of Stirling is an international university based in Scotland the UK with a world-class reputation. We’ve been awarded 5 Stars in the QS Stars University Ratings 2024 for our teaching, employability, internationalisation, research, facilities, programme strength, and environmental impact. We’re passionate about the fantastic International Summer School experience we can offer you.

Scotland is renowned for being friendly and welcoming, and you’ll soon feel at home at Stirling. 95% of international students say there is a friendly attitude towards them (International Student Barometer 2022) and the summer school staff are committed to this experience.

A view of Airthrey Loch on a sunny day

A stunning campus location

Our beautiful 330-acre campus offers you the perfect location. Situated beneath the Ochil Hills, the University of Stirling campus is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world and is ranked number one campus environment in the UK and top 3 in the world (International Student Barometer 2022). With our own lake (loch), 18th-century castle, and views of the Wallace Monument, our campus offers you a tranquil, welcoming environment and is one of the safest campuses in the UK.

Students sightseeing in Edinburgh

Study in the most beautiful country in the world (Rough Guide 2019)

Scotland is, quite simply, beautiful. Mountains, lochs, beaches, islands and castles offer wonderful opportunities for cycling, climbing, walking, skiing, swimming or simply having the space to sit and think. Our towns and cities all have their own character, and Stirling’s central location means you’re never far from a new adventure.

Students shopping in Stirling

A vibrant and young city

The city of Stirling offers students a unique blend of Scottish history and contemporary culture. Almost 100,000 people from all over the world call Stirling home – and the city’s friendly atmosphere and rich variety of shops, bars, restaurants and things to do make it a fantastic place to spend your summer.

Cycling exercise class

Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence

Sports membership is included in the cost of our International Summer School programme. You’ll be able to enjoy our world-class sports facilities, including a gym, Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts and more. We’re Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence and our campus is a training ground for some of the UK’s most promising Olympic athletes.