Come in, we're open!
Do you want to learn more about the University of Stirling? We’d love to show you around. 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! This year we have some exclusive accommodation and travel offers for those travelling from far afield.
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 and events abroad.
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.
Take a look at our presentations timetable on the right hand side of this page to help you plan your day in advance. A full programme for the day including information on academic showrooms, campus tours and maps, will be available at the beginning of June.
To register for the Open Day, please select the date you'd like to attend, and complete the registration form:×
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We have 120 nationalities on our diverse, cosmopolitan campus.
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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.
As Students’ Union President, I want to extend a warm welcome to all prospective students and I hope that you choose to study here at Stirling. The Students’ Union exists to represent every student, and I get to help improve the lives of students and support the amazing and diverse things that they do. Whether your forte is politics, computing, rugby or creative writing, Stirling Students’ Union has something for you.
Collections of pictures snapped throughout Open Day on our Stirling Campus on 19 September and 31 October.
If you have any further questions about Open Day, or want to chat to someone about studying at Stirling, you can get in touch with us using the details below.