International Summer School 2016

Planning ahead for summer 2016?

The University of Stirling is delighted to welcome international students from around the world to take part in the International Summer School (ISS) during the summer of 2016. Please email us at with any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you this summer!

Experience the ISS

Watch a short video about the International Summer School produced by University of Stirling students.

Why choose the ISS?

The broad programme presents a unique opportunity to sample student life at the University, whilst gaining credits towards your degree programme at your home institution. The ISS is run by a full-time team within the University’s International Summer School Office.

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The ISS will be structured in two 4-week blocks which can be taken independently or consecutively.

Block 1 Saturday 11 June - Saturday 9 July 2016
Block 2 Saturday 9 July - Saturday 6 August 2016

The Extracurricular Programme social activities & day trips

Social activities and day trips are an important part of the programme beyond your studies. The ISS programme cost includes guided day trips to St Andrews, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a full programme of social activities including learning to golf on campus, traditional highland dancing lessons, hiking local nature trails and much more.

There will also be additional opportunities to join weekend tours to Scottish treasures such as Loch Ness, Glencoe, the Highlands and the Isle of Skye at discounted rates. You can even learn/practice your Scottish country dancing at the ISS ceilidh (kay-lee).

Quotes from past participants

‘The ISS has been one of the best and most memorable summers of my life. I gained a lot from the classes, but also learned from the people that I met and the adventures I experienced.’ 
- Kat, Drake University, USA

‘When living in Stirling, you can't help but come to adore the culture and the history. Stirling is oozing history. It leaks out of the buildings and the surroundings and especially the people. It is wonderful.’ 
- Andrea, Utah State University, USA

‘Hands down the best summer of my life.’ 
- Liz, University of South Carolina, USA

Want to speak to a former ISS student? Email the ISS on and we can put you in touch with one of our 800+ alumni in 10 different countries, possibly one from your area.

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