Already in the UK?

Are you currently studying in the UK? Whether you are taking A-Levels, IB, Foundation or other pre-university qualifications we have a long history of welcoming international students, and a proven track record of supporting them to achieve their academic and professional career goals.

Empowered by the University of Stirling experience, our graduates have become global citizens, successfully forging careers in a variety of fields around the world.

Entry and English language requirements


We accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. Holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-Levels obtained in the UK, will be considered for direct admission to our undergraduate degree courses for both Year 1 and Year 2 entry. Details of the required subjects and grades for each degree can be found on our course webpages.

We also accept many Foundation and International Diploma courses studied in the UK to both Year 1 and 2. To find out if we accept your pre-university programme email


For most of our courses we welcome applications from students with a minimum of a second-class honours degree (2:1-2:2) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

If you have undertaken a Pre-Masters or Graduate Diploma in the UK we can consider your application on a case-by-case basis. Please email your transcript to

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency. We accept a variety of tests, details of the minimum grades we require can be found on our English Language Requirements page. We may accept the English from your Foundation, Diploma or Graduate Diploma programme.

Please also check the specific grades required for your chosen course by checking our individual course pages.

Submission of IELTS and other recognised English language tests may be waived on a case by case basis, if the medium of instruction at previous study was in English and within the last five years. We require an official letter from your university or college. This waiver does not apply for courses that require higher than an IELTS 6.0.

For further advice please email


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


See more undergraduate scholarships


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:

Charlotte Richardson
International Recruitment Manager
WeChat: Charlotte_STIRLING

International and Student Recruitment
+44 (0)1786 467046


Chat to our students

No one knows more about life at Stirling than our students! Whether you’re thinking about coming to university or are starting at Stirling you can chat to one of our friendly buddies about any aspects of student life such as accommodation, nightlife, the best places to eat and drink, and what’s on in Stirling.

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Meet us

The University of Stirling regularly attends recruitment events around the UK, visiting schools, providers and colleges. Forthcoming trips are listed below. If there are no trips scheduled to take place, please email for more information.

We encourage prospective students to visit our beautiful campus, learn more about the University and see our first-rate study, sport and social facilities for themselves. There's lots of different ways you can come and see if Stirling is the place for you.


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

Pre-sessional English language courses

Need help improving your English? If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements, our Pre-sessional English courses can help you progress onto your degree. Delivered on campus by INTO University of Stirling, you’ll be able to access expert training and language support.

International Society

The International Society gives students from all around the world a chance to meet each other and arrange fun events, trips and socials on campus, in Stirling or in different cities across Scotland to provide a real Scottish experience.