International students - Europe

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

Entry and English language requirements

Select your country 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 is not listed or you have specific questions about your qualifications then please email sarah.doherty@stir.ac.uk.

Austria

Undergraduate

Reifeprüfungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis with minimum score of 2.0 (gut) in all subjects.

Postgraduate

Minimum average of 2.8 in a bachelor's degree or Fachhochschuldiplom/Diplom (FH).

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

Belgium

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 70% or 7.0 of 10 (overall) in the following qualifications:

Certificate d'Enseignement Secondaire Superieur

Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs

Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

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 or 70% (Grade B) in the following qualifications:

Licence

Licentiaat

Bachelors degree

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

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Undergraduate

Matura, with an average 4.0/5.0

Postgraduate

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

Bulgaria

Undergraduate

Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with 5 in all school leaving and state maturity examinations and 5 in all final year subjects.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 4.5/6 in a bachelor's degree or Professional bachelor's degree.

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

Croatia

Undergraduate

Svjedodžba o Maturi/Državna Matura with an average at grade 3 or above.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 3.5/5 in Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja or Baccalaureus/Baccalaurea.

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

Cyprus

Undergraduate

Cypriot Apolytirion

The University welcomes applications from students holding an overall score of 17.5 in the Cypriot Apolytirion.

International Baccalaureate

We consider the full diploma with overall points between 26 - 34 depending on the programme. We may also stipulate certain HL subjects for some programmes.

 

Postgraduate

Ptychion

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum GPA of 6.5 in the Ptychion for most Master level programmes.

Czech Republic

Undergraduate

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Maturita) with an overall grade 2.5 (2,2,3,3) or better.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 2 in Bakalar

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

Denmark

Undergraduate

Studentereksamen

The University welcomes applications from students holding an average score of 7 in the Studentereksamen/HF depending on the programme.

International Baccalaureate

We consider the full diploma with overall points between 26 - 34 depending on the programme. We may also stipulate certain HL subjects for some programmes.

Postgraduate

Candidatus Philosophiae

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 7 in their undergraduate degree programme.

Estonia

Undergraduate

Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with grade 4 overall and grade 5 in two School Exams.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 3 or C or 70% in Bachelor Degree or Professional or Specialist Higher Education Diploma.

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

Finland

Undergraduate

Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination) with M (Grade 5) in all subjects.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 2/3 or 3/5 in Kandidat or Kandidaatti.

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

France

Undergraduate

French Baccalaureate

The University welcomes applications from students holding an overall score of 12 in the French Baccalaureate/OIB.

Postgraduate

Maitrise

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 12/20 (Assez Bien) in the Maitrise for most Master level programmes.

Licence

The University welcomes applications from students holding very high grades in the Licence for most Master level programmes.

Should you hold any other qualifications, such as the Diplome d'Ingenieur, please contact admissions@stir.ac.uk for further information of the grades required for entry.

Georgia

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Georgia 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 75% in a Bachelor's degree or Specialist Diploma.

Germany

Undergraduate

German Abitur

The University welcomes applications from students holding a score of a minimum 2.2 in the German Abitur depending on the programme being applied for. Please contact Admissions on admissions@stir.ac.uk for further details.

Postgraduate

Diploma/ Staatsprufung

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 2.8 in the Diploma for entry to most Master level programmes.

Greece

Undergraduate

Apolytirion

The University welcomes applications from students holding an overall score of 17.5 in the Apolytirion of Geniko Lykeio for entry to most undergraduate  programmes.

International Baccalaureate

We consider the full diploma with overall points between 26 - 34 depending on the programme. We may also stipulate certain HL subjects for some programmes.

Postgraduate

Pytchion

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 6.5/10 in the Pytchion from an AEI for entry to most Masters level programmes.

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 7.0/10 in the Pytchion from an TEI for entry to most Masters level programmes.

 

Hungary

Undergraduate

Erettségi Vizsga with an average at grade 3.5.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 4.0 in Egyetemi Oklevel (Diploma).

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

Italy

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding the Diploma di Esame di Stato with an overall score 75/100.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of score of 90/110 in the following qualifications:

Diploma di Laurea

Diploma Accademico di Primo Livello


Diploma di Mediatore Linguistico


Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti

 

Latvia

Undergraduate

Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību with an average grade 7.5 overall.

Postgraduate

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

Lithuania

Undergraduate

Brandos Atestatas with an average grade 7.5 overall.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 7/10 in bachelor's degree.

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

Luxembourg

Undergraduate

Diplome de fin d'etudes secondaires with overall mark of 42 (Bien).

Postgraduate

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

Malta

Undergraduate

Matriculation Certificate achieve grades BC at Advanced Level.

Postgraduate

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

Netherlands

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding an average grade of 6.8 in the Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO).

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 6/10 in a Bachelor's degree or Doctoraal.

Norway

Undergraduate

Norwegian Vitnemal

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 3.5 in the Norwegian Vitnemal for entry to most undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduate

For entry to our postgraduate courses the following qualifications are equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree:

  • Bachelor degree (courses after 2003) – we would accept 2.8 or higher
  • Candidatus Magisterii (courses before 2002)
  • Sivilingeniør (siv.Ing. Engineering) - minimum of grade C
  • Siviløkonom (siv. øk - Economics) - minimum of grade C

Poland

Undergraduate

Matura

The University welcomes applications from Polish applicants holding an average score in the Matura with at least 70% in 3 subjects at an Advanced Level.

International Baccalaureate

The University welcomes applications from students studying towards the full IB diploma. Normally, applicants are required to obtain an overall score of between 26 - 34 points, depending on the programme they are applying to. Certain HL subjects may be stipulated dependent on the programme being applied to.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 4+ (or Grade B) in the Licencjat for entry to most Masters level programmes.

Portugal

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding an average Grade 16 in the Diploma/Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 14/20 in the Licenciado or Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE).

Republic of Ireland

Undergraduate

Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level)

The University requires applicants holding the Irish Leaving Certificate to have up to five subjects at Honour Levels at grades H2 or H3 depending on the programme of study. Requirements vary dependent on the programme and subject area that the applicant is applying to.  Please email admissions@stir.ac.uk with any specific queries you may have.

International Baccalaureate

We consider the full diploma with overall points between 26 - 34 depending on the programme. We may also stipulate certain HL subjects for some programmes.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of a lower second class Bachelors degree for entry to most Master level programmes.

Romania

Undergraduate

Diploma de Bacalaureat with 7.8 overall.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 7 in Diploma de Licenta.

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

Russia

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Russia 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 GPA of 4/5 in a Bachelor's Degree or a GPA of 3.0 in the Specialist Diploma.

Serbia

Undergraduate

Matura, with an average 4.0/5.0

Postgraduate

Minimum of 7.5/10 in Diplomirani or bachelor's

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

Slovakia

Undergraduate

Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej Skúške/Maturita at grade 2.0 overall.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 2.0/4 or Good in Bakalar.

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

Slovenia

Undergraduate

Matura at grade 3.5 or above overall.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 7/10 in University degree or Diplomant or Diplomirani.

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

Spain

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding an average score of 7 in the Titulo de Bachiller.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 7/10 (old system) or 2/4 (new system) in Licenciado or Titulo de Grado.

Sweden

Undergraduate

Slutbetyg

The University welcomes applications from students holding Slutbetyg från gymnasieskola with E/G in all subjects and C/VG in 5 final year subjects.

International Baccalaureate

The University welcomes applications from students studying towards the full IB diploma. Normally, applicants are required to obtain an overall score of between 26 - 34 points, depending on the programme they are applying to. Certain HL subjects may be stipulated dependent on the programme being applied to.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum grade of Godkand in the Kandidatexamen, for entry to most Master level programmes.

Switzerland

Undergraduate

Swiss Maturity Exam

Certificat de Maturité Federale / Maturitätszeugnis/ Attestato Di Maturità at grade 5.

International Baccalaureate

The University welcomes applications from students studying towards the full IB diploma. Normally, applicants are required to obtain an overall score of between 26 - 34 points, depending on the programme they are applying to. Certain HL subjects may be stipulated dependent on the programme being applied to.

European Baccalaureate

The University welcomes applications from students studying towards the European Baccalaureate. Normally, applicants are required to obtain an overall score of between 60 - 70%, depending on the programme they are applying to.

Postgraduate

Diplom/Staatsdiplom

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 5/6 in the Diplom/Staatsdiplom for entry to most Master level programmes.

Licence

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 7/10 in the Licence for entry to most Master level programmes

Diplôme d'Etat

The University welcomes applications from students holding a Gut in the Diplôme d'Etat for entry to most Master level programmes.

Turkey

Undergraduate

Direct Entry to 1st Year:

We welcome applications from students with the Devlet Lise Diplomasi. Students should have achieved a minimum of 80% overall in Grade 12, with 80% in relevant subjects.

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

We also welcome applications from students who have completed one year of university study in Turkey.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from students holding Bachelor's degrees with a minimum of CGPA of 2.7/4.0 from a recognised university in Turkey.

English language requirements

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. Please note that this waiver does not apply for courses that require higher than an IELTS 6.0.

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

Ukraine

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

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

Scholarships

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

Undergraduate

See more undergraduate scholarships

Postgraduate

See more postgraduate scholarships

Information for students from the Republic of Ireland

Please note students from the Republic of Ireland who are ordinarily resident in Ireland will be classed as ‘RUK’ for fee status purposes, and are eligible for the same tuition fees and scholarships as students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland:

Get in touch

University representative

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

Sarah Doherty
Student Recruitment Manager (Europe)
sarah.doherty@stir.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1786 466019

Agents

We have a network of agents and representatives in Europe. You can 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.

Bulgaria

Dream Foundation

Liza Nabatova, Head of Administration
liza.nabatova@dreamfoundation.eu
+371 278 220 47

Dream Foundation was established in 2008 and has grown during the years to a successful cross-European study abroad organisation. Today they operate in 10 different European countries and during the years we have helped nearly 3000 people to start their studies abroad.

Cyprus

Americanos TCS Educational Consultants

Dr Adonis Americanos, Managing Director
info@tcs.com.cy
+357 22669779

Americanos TCS Educational Consultants is a modern educational centre founded in 1998, located in the centre of Nicosia. TCS is registered and authorized by UCAS, providing advice, guidance and other practical services for undergraduate and postgraduate studies abroad. TCS, with qualified and well-trained staff, is offering advice to high school, college and other higher educational institutions graduate students, who wish to go abroad for studies. Their goal is to provide assistance to all young people who are concerned about choosing the appropriate field of study and their future career.

Germany

IEC – International Education for Global Minds

Benjamin Quaiser – Managing Director
info@ieconline.de
+49 30 403 610 400

IEC is a leading university representative and educational consultant, recruiting students from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary for universities abroad. IEC started its operations in Germany in 2001 in Berlin.

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College Contact

Alexandra Michel, Managing Partner
amichel@college-contact.com
+49 69 907 2007 50

College Contact was founded in 1997 and has since then been counseling and recruiting German, Austrian and Swiss students planning to study abroad for their entire degree or part thereof. To date, they have successfully placed close to 20.000 high school graduates and university students with their partner universities and colleges.

Greece

Bureau of Counselling in Education & Services - BCES

Alexia Ghinou – Managing Director
info@ces.com.gr
+30 210 3638897

Bureau of Counseling in Education and Services – BCES has been in operation for the past 21 years. The aim of the company is:

  • to promote British and European Higher Education in Greece
  • to provide information to enquirers about the universities, student life abroad, and the different programmes of study
  • to provide education counseling and career advice to prospective students whether undergraduate or postgraduate, assisting them with the application procedure wherever possible
  • officially translate prospective students' qualifications
  • assist with the Student Loans or Bursaries
  • assist with the accommodation procedure whether within the universities or in the private sector

Bureau of Counseling in Education and Services – BCES also operate a follow up system with their students which means that they are in full communication with them until they complete their studies in the UK.

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Hungary

Study Guide and SCEDA

Kovács Márton
km@studyguide.eu
+36 30 792 5562

The StudyGuide team started working in 2012 as SCEDA (Scandinavian Education Agency) and until 2014 represented only Danish higher education institutions in Hungary. They now coordinate applications for higher education in 8 other European countries. The main areas are Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and the United Kingdom. With StudyGuide, you can apply to more than one country at a time, with more than 1,000 students taking advantage of the opportunity in recent years.

Lithuania

KALBA

Location: Rīga

Address: Vaļņu iela 5, LV-1050, Rīga

Telephone: +371 25638009

Email: studies@kalba.lv

Norway

Across the Pond is our official representative in Norway. Their team of Norwegian UK graduates would be happy to help you with your application as well as answer any questions you may have about the university, our courses and local funding from Lånekassen. Across the Pond also holds information on relevant scholarships for you, both from our university, but also other sources.

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Poland

SI-UK Poland

Kemal Tatar - Country Director
Karolina Pawlik - Education Counsellor
warsaw@studyin-uk.com
+48 730 75 7485

SI-UK is the leading provider of free, independent advice and support to international students applying to study in the UK. Since 2006, SI-UK has built a reputation as an industry leader, and each year SI-UK assists hundreds of thousands of international students to join UK universities. In 2021, their global offices sent over 130,000 applications to UK universities from 45,000 students in over 90 different countries. With over 73 offices in 35 countries, SI-UK is truly global in reach and increased its number of European offices by opening its branch in Poland in 2021.

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Spain

IEC

Sofia Goya, Managing Director
hello@iecformacion.com
+34 91 579 22 88

International Educational Consultants S.L. (IEC) is an independent education consultancy with a dual mission: to promote international education and facilitate access to higher education around the world. Since 1996 they have assisted thousands of students who come from great schools, universities and colleges from all across Spain. They delight in helping students achieve their goals of studying at universities throughout the world. They have been proud to witness their students learn, grow and forge their own paths towards exciting and successful professional careers.

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The University of Stirling regularly travels to Europe 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.

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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.

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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.