International students - USA

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

Entry and English language requirements

See the international 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 English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your English language skills. For a complete list of the English language qualifications we accept, including where we are able to waive an English condition based on certain local qualifications, please see our English Language requirements.


The University of Stirling welcomes applications on the Common Application as well as UK UCAS application and our Direct Application form available on our website.

American High School Diploma:

We normally require US applicants to hold a combination of the following qualifications for entry; as a minimum, applicants must hold an accredited high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale, minimum B average), and one letter of reference.  We will be test-optional for entry to the 2024/2025 academic year until further notice.  If submitting test scores, we ask for any of the following:

  • ACT composite score of 26 or above (with no individual section below 24)
  • SAT - Post March 2016: Score 1200
  • Two AP tests at grade 3 or above (taken in junior or senior year of high school)
  • Two SAT II subject tests with 550-600 in each

School Codes:

College Board/SAT/AP: 9003

ACT: 5513

International Baccalaureate:

We welcome applications from students studying towards the full International Baccalaureate diploma. Normally, applicants are required to obtain an overall score of between 26 - 34 points, depending on the course they're applying to. Certain subjects may be stipulated dependent on the course being applied to.


We welcome applications from students holding a relevant Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.7 for entry to most of our Masters level courses.


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


See more undergraduate scholarships


See more postgraduate scholarships

Federal Aid

The University of Stirling participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Our school FAFSA code is G10228.

Go to our financial aid for US students page for further information or contact

Get in touch

University representative

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

Jason Via
International Recruitment Manager (Americas)
+44 (0) 1786 467046


We work with the following approved representatives in the USA 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.

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 in your country/region

The University of Stirling regularly travels to USA 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.


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

Student stories

Camy Rosen
Camy Rosen
BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology
It feels like yesterday arriving on campus, and despite hearing about the bad weather in Scotland it was a beautiful sunny day. It looked amazing! Being a campus University it’s a lot like colleges at home; it was so easy to find my footing and know where everybody is.
Read Camy's story
Austin Wyant
MSc Health Psychology
Thanks to the US-UK Fulbright Commission and the University of Stirling awarding me a Fulbright Scholarship, I was able to earn my MSc in Health Psychology in Scotland.
Read Austin's story
Christine Habeeb
Christine Habeeb
PhD Sport Psychology
At Stirling, I had the opportunity to extend my knowledge into a practical setting, learning how to communicate theories and models to help athletes, coaches and organisations.
Read Christine's story

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.