Application

The 2014 ISS application period is now open, if you wish to apply please complete the application below:

Those interested in applying for the internship module ISS9IN, should also contact iss@stir.ac.uk for an additional application supplement.

Application Deadlines

DateBlock
Friday 25 April 2014 Block 1 start
Friday 2 May 2014 Block 2 start
Friday 28 March Block 1 and 2 with ISS internship module (ISS9IN)

Entry Requirements

Academic Conditions for Admission

Applicants from universities in the USA and Canada should have a GPA of 3.0 or above.  Special circumstances may be taken into consideration if your GPA is slightly below this. Applicants from other countries should have good pass grades equivalent to ECTS level  ‘B’ or top 35% for courses taken.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants should note that all students, at the time of their admission to the University, are required to be sufficiently fluent in the English Language to be able to derive maximum benefit from course modules taught in that language.  It is therefore necessary, for those whose first language is not English, to demonstrate a measure of English-language ability by having passed one of a list of recognised tests and examinations.  One of the following qualifications will be acceptable. For students on certain recognised exchange programmes, there may be an inter-university agreement for the recognition of a student’s English language ability which may mean that admission is possible without the student having to sit or hold one of the following tests.  In this case, a students’ academic reference would have to attest to their ability to attend classes and complete assignments in English.  Students should check with their exchange co-ordinator, where applicable. 

Here is a list of the most commonly accepted examinations and our minimum pass levels:

ExaminationMinimum Pass Level
IELTS (Academic & General Training) A minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each skill)
TOEFL Listening 21
Reading 22
Speaking 23
Writing 21
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English Grade C

Acceptance

After your completed application materials are received by the International Summer School team, we will review your file and if you meet the admission criteria we will send an Offer Letter offering you admission with a listing of your pre-approved modules and an Acceptance Form. We will then ask you to return the Acceptance Form in order to secure your modules and accommodation. We begin making admission decisions from 1 February 2014.

Final details about orientation and other useful information will be sent to students in our International Summer School Student Handbook. This will be emailed to admitted students beginning in April 2014.

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