By attending one of our Open Days, you’ll be able to explore our beautiful campus, check out our diverse range of courses and spend invaluable time with staff and students to get a taste of what life as a Stirling student is really like.
All prospective students, parents, teachers and careers advisers are welcome!
If you're unable to attend Open Days or wish to visit us at another time, there are plenty of other visiting opportunities. You can also meet our University staff at UK regional student recruitment fairs.
A visit to an Open Day provides you with information about what it's like to study at Stirling, and allows you to find out all you need to know about the application process. It includes:
You can also take a tour of the campus with our Student Ambassadors to see our facilities for yourself.
Check out our Programme and Presentation Timetable to find out about the academic showrooms, exciting talks and campus tours taking place in October.
Like other universities across England and Wales, starting from 2018, our undergraduate tuition fees for students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales will be £9,250 per year. But if you successfully progress to your Honours year of study at Stirling, you'll be awarded a scholarship covering the full cost of fees for your final year of study.
Keen on sport? You can apply for one of our generous sports bursaries of up to £2,000 per year. They're reserved exclusively for students from England, Wales or Northern Ireland, and are normally given to athletes participating in football, golf, swimming, tennis and triathlon – but we're open to other sports, too.
It’s great that you are considering the University of Stirling for your future studies. Here are five top tips for applying:
Dr Tim Whalley
Dean of Student Affairs
Stirling is one of Scotland’s newest cities, having been awarded city status in 2002. While easily navigated by foot—and with the likelihood of bumping into people you know—it also has all the amenities you would find in a bigger city, from a shopping centre to concert hall.
The University of Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, with fantastic facilities like the National Swimming Academy and Scottish Tennis Centre located within the University campus. The surrounding hills provide an excellent escape for walkers, runners and cyclists.
Once the capital of Scotland, the City of Stirling is an historic hub. Its castle is the second most visited attraction in Scotland, and with many other historic sites, including the Wallace Monument, there is a lot to learn and discover about Scotland’s history.
Stirling is perfectly situated in the Central Belt, with excellent rail and bus links, and within an hour of two international airports, Scotland's capital Edinburgh and largest city Glasgow. Stirling is also affectionately named the ‘gateway to the Highlands’.
Stirling and its surrounds, including neighbouring Bridge of Allan, offer a wide range of pubs and venues serving up lively atmospheres and music performances. Stirling also hosts many festivals, from Bloody Scotland - Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival - to its very own arts and cultural Stirling Fringe Festival.