International students - China

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

Visit our China microsite to learn about our courses, studying in Scotland, life at Stirling and more.

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.


Direct entry to Year 1

  • 3-year Chinese Senior Secondary (Senior High) School Graduation Certificate with 70% overall.
  • 2-year Chinese Huikao exam result 75% overall (Provinces without Huikao exams, students can apply with 75% overall from 6 modules).

Chinese Gaokao with a score of:

  • 420 of 750 Majority of China
  • 370 of 660 Shanghai
  • 504 of 900 Hainan

Other qualifications:

Foundation qualification from pathway providers or universities will be considered for Year 1 entry.

Find out more about our pathway options.

Direct entry to Year 2

Chinese Gaokao with a score of:

  • 495 of 750 Majority of China
  • 435 of 660 Shanghai
  • 594 of 900 Hainan

Foundation qualification from pathway providers or universities will be considered for Year 2 entry.


  • Graduating with a minimum of 65% in a four year Bachelor’s degree from a 211 or 985 university.
  • Graduating with a minimum of 70% in a four year Bachelor’s degree from other universities.

Applicants who hold China diploma with relevant work experience, or China adult/self-taught undergraduate qualification will be also considered for direct entry.    


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


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:

Ella Zhang
East Asia Manager

Vivi Zhang
International Officer (China)

Rebecca Guo
International Officer (China)


We have a network of agents and representatives in China. You can contact any of our agents and apply to study with us through them.  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 China 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

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Jing Zhang
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Meng Chen
Meng Chen
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If I had to describe my time at Stirling in three words: confidence, beautiful, and love.
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Hanyu Fu
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I always wanted to be a conference interpreter and my course has given me so many transferrable skills that will be very helpful for my future development.
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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.