Global community

At the University of Stirling, you’ll discover a diverse and vibrant community with 140+ nationalities represented on campus. We’re home to staff and students from all over the world.

Citizens of the world

We’re an international University, delivering high-quality degrees in locations around the globe. Our aim is to equip our students with the skills to thrive as global citizens in our fast-moving world and to be the difference.

We also have students studying for University of Stirling qualifications in a range of locations, including Hebei Normal University in China, University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Vietnam National University, Singapore Institute of Management and Pompeu Fabra University in Spain.

Our joint venture with INTO University Partnerships has also further enhanced our diverse student community:

Since launching in 2014, INTO University of Stirling has gone from strength to strength and now hosts over 190 students from 32 different countries. The partnership has pioneered the delivery of fully integrated programmes which allows students to progress seamlessly from their Integrated Year to degree.

John Sykes, CEO at INTO University Partnerships

What our students said

Papoula Petri Romão
Papoula Petri Romão
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Studying at Stirling has been a defining time in my life. I now know what direction I want to take my career, I have made great friendships and built a strong connection to Scotland.
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An international community of experts

Our campus is global – with students from around the world and an international community of researchers, academics and industry experts. This diversity brings cultural richness to our campus, enhancing the University experience for all. Our global community encourages academic insight and debate, and develops individuals’ awareness of different cultures.

We collaborate with international governments and policymakers, businesses and charitable organisations to provide solutions to some of the toughest global challenges. We have key strengths in the areas of: Living WellGlobal Security and Resilience, and Cultures, Communities and Society.

Professor Herve Migaud

International collaboration

The University of Stirling has a strong international dimension, from large collaborative projects within the EU, to overseas partnerships in North America, Latin and South America, and Tasmania.

Professor Hervé Migaud, Institute of Aquaculture

Psychology staff member Dr Magdalena letswaart

Pioneering research

Our researchers identified that heading a football results in small but significant changes in brain function. Our study caused a shockwave throughout the sporting industry.

The Psychology department at the University of Stirling is a happy, confident, research intensive place of work, and the Scottish people are innovative, friendly and welcoming.

Dr Magdalena Ietswaart, Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Global sporting success

It’s not just academic study and research collaborations that make our students citizens of the world. Being Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, our sports teams and individual athletes are competing across the globe in elite events, such as the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. Our campus is a training ground for 15 Olympians and 4 Paralympians.

Our men’s and women’s golf teams were the only university teams outside of the USA, to compete at a prestigious contest hosted by Yale University in Connecticut. They enjoyed success against some of America’s brightest golfing talents from Ivy League universities, including Brown University, Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University.

The men’s and women’s teams have done the University proud over the past couple of weeks, proving they can mix it with some of the world’s leading universities.

Dean Robertson, University of Stirling High Performance Golf Coach

International partners

Our current portfolio of collaborations range from student exchange and teaching partnerships, to joint research on global issues. We partner with like-minded institutions around the world, to form sustainable relationships across multiple academic disciplines.