International students - Africa

Welcome to the University of Stirling in the heart of Scotland, UK. Here you will find lots of useful information for students from Africa including entry and English language requirements, scholarships and funding information, and where you can meet our representatives.

If you are from Ghana or Nigeria please go to the information page for your country.

Entry and English language requirements

Select your country/region below to find details of the international and English language qualifications we accept for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Please also check the specific grades and essential subjects required for your chosen course by checking our individual course pages.

If your country/region is not listed or you have specific questions about your qualifications then please email our International recruitment team at international@stir.ac.uk.

Botswana

Undergraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding an average of B in Masters Degree from a Botswanian institution.

Cameroon

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Cameroon to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. For further information regarding the University of Stirling's Foundation programmes, please visit here.

Additionally, the University will welcome applications from students who have completed one year of relevant university study.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 13/20 in the following qualifications:

Diplôme d'Ingénieur

Diplome d'Etudes Superieures de Commerce (DESC)

Gambia

Undergraduate

School leavers are required to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University.

Applications are welcomed from students who have completed one year of university study.

Postgraduate

Minimum of  Masters Degree

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Kenya

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum Grade B in the following qualifications:

  • KACE
  • COHSC
  • EAACE

Students with IB, A-Levels or the American High School Diploma can also be considered for direct entry. Please see individual course pages for requirements.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum second class, lower division Bachelor degree or a minimum of 50% in a Bachelor's Degree.

Mauritius

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of BBC at A level for entry to most undergraduate programmes. Please note that some programmes may stipulate subject specific entry criteria.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of a second class, upper division (minimum 60%) Bachelor's degree (Honours).

Nigeria

Undergraduate

High school leavers with WAEC (West Africa Examinations Council)/NECO (National Examinations Council) are not eligible for direct entry to the University and require a Foundation Year. Find out more about our Foundation and pathway options.

Students with a National Diploma (two years of post-school study) with ‘Upper Credit’ or higher (CGPA 3.0/4.0) may be eligible for direct entry to year 1 of undergraduate courses.

Students with IB, A-Levels or the American High School Diploma can be considered for direct entry. Please see individual course pages for requirements.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from Nigerian students holding a minimum of a second class, lower division Bachelor's degree (CGPA 2.50/5.00) for entry to most of our Masters level courses. 

English language requirements

Students from Nigeria are not normally required to take an IELTS test in order to study at Stirling. It is a UK visa requirement that all international students must submit some proof of the English Language ability, regardless of whether English is their first language or not, but we can usually accept a student’s WAEC English Language qualification to fulfil this requirement, provided they have achieved a C6 grade or higher. Some academic departments may request additional evidence of English-language proficiency, particularly where a WAEC qualification is more than 5 years old. Additional evidence may include proof that students have studied at a university where English is the main language of instruction. We require an official letter from your University or College.

For further advice please email international@stir.ac.uk.

South Africa

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding an average of Grade 5 across 5 subject areas within the National Senior Certificate.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 65% in 4 year Bachelor's degree (Honours).

Tanzania

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a Grade B in either the ACSE, COHSC or EAACE. 

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of second class, lower division in Bachelor's degree.

Uganda

Undergraduate

Completion of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with average grade of B

Postgraduate

Minimum of Second class lower division or B in bachelor's degree

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Zambia

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Zambia to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Please see the University of Stirling's Foundation programmes.

Additionally, the University will welcome applications from students who have completed one year of relevant university study.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 70% in a Masters degree.

Zimbabwe

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling requires school leavers from Zimbabwe to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Find out more about our Foundation and Pathway options.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of second class, lower division Bachelor (Honours) degree.

Scholarships

We have several excellent scholarship opportunities that are available to students from Africa.

Undergraduate

See more undergraduate scholarships

Postgraduate

See more postgraduate scholarships

Get in touch

University representative

Get in touch with our international recruitment team for any questions you have about studying at Stirling:

Claire Grant
International Recruitment Manager (Africa)
claire.grant@stir.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1786 466030

Lily Perez-Nwosu
West Africa Manager
lily.perez-nwosu@stir.ac.uk
+234 913 916 5519

Agents

We work with the following approved representatives in Africa who can help you apply and enrol on your chosen course. Some agents may charge for provision of services so please check this directly with the agent.

Ghana

Kenya

Nigeria

South Africa

Tanzania

Uganda

Zimbabwe

Chat to our students

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Events

Meet us in your country/region

The University of Stirling regularly travels to Africa attending recruitment events, and visiting schools and colleges. Forthcoming trips are listed below. If there are no trips scheduled to take place, please contact us for more information.

Webinars

Join one of our webinars or live chats for to find out more about studying at the University of Stirling.

What our students said

Hannah Lasisi
Hannah Lasisi
Nigeria
MSc Environmental Management
I chose Stirling because of the global relevance and richness of the course modules. The seminars held by visiting professionals and representatives of government agencies assures me that the course I am pursuing is important in the outside world.
Read Hannah's story
Evans Boamah
Evans Boamah
Ghana
MSc Investment Analysis
The enormous level of support and guidance from course staff, as well as the excellent teaching facilities, undoubtedly added to my experience at Stirling.
Read Evans's story
Markus Van Der Westhuizen
Markus Van Der Westhuizen
South Africa
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
The ability to shape your own career using the skills taught at Stirling is such a valuable asset
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International student arrival information

There’s a lot to think about before you travel and when you arrive. Here you’ll find essential information to help you prepare for your move.

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African and Caribbean Society

Enlightening, Educating, Empowering. Those are the things the African and Caribbean Society focus on. The group hold various events throughout the year.