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India at Stirling

We are an international university that welcomes the world with proud Scottish hospitality. We have a long history of supporting Indian students to become global citizens and forge successful careers around the world.

Overview

Welcome

Greetings from Stirling Team India!

We are glad to learn about your interest in studying with us. The University of Stirling has strong relationships with the Indian diaspora and every year, hundreds of Indian students study with us and experience the best of what Scotland has to offer.

The India Team

Stirling Team India is comprised of three members – Rishi and Yoshita, who are based out of Mumbai, and Akash, who is located in New Delhi. Together, we are here to support students, parents, counsellors and our education partners to ensure that you have a fantastic experience of studying with us right from the beginning.

We organise and participate in recruitment events throughout India and are available virtually as well to support your queries. Get in touch with us to know about programs, scholarships, accommodation, life on campus – all the things that will help you on your journey to Stirling. We would love to hear from you and discuss about studying at one of the most beautiful universities in the world.

Please connect with Team India to learn more about our upcoming events, activities and webinars. Here's how you can get in touch with us:

Email Stirling Team India

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International students are at the heart of what we do at the University of Stirling. We're proud to educate students from over 120 nationalities on our beautiful campus.

We deliver high quality courses that produce intellectually-able graduates, who are highly sought after by employers throughout the world.

Visas

Find out everything you need to know about visa and other related information for studying at the University of Stirling. 

Partners

If you're a prospective partner, find out more about our partnerships in your country.

How to get here

You can fly from India via Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), London Heathrow (LHR), and Dubai International Airports (DXB) to Glasgow International Airport (GLA) with KLM, British Airways and Emirates. Using these airlines you can also fly from India to Edinburgh Airport, and also via airports in Amsterdam, London and Dubai.

Glasgow International Airport is about 1 hour away, and Edinburgh Airport approximately 45 minutes from our University campus, travelling by car or taxi. By bus it's 60 minutes from Edinburgh Airport to Stirling, and 1 hour and 20-50 minutes to Glasgow Airport.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

Direct Entry to 1st Year:

Year 12 Grade – cumulative score of 65% and above from the following state boards:

  • CBSE
  • ISC/ICSE
  • Metro state boards (Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal)

Students from other state boards will require Year 12 Grade – cumulative score of 75%.

Advanced Entry to 2nd Year:

Year 12 Grade – cumulative score of 75% and above from the following state boards:

  • CBSE
  • ISC/ICSE
  • Metro state boards (Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal)

Advanced entry is possible on a range of courses. Student applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Please note that advanced entry options for students who have scored 35 in the International Baccalaureate or GCE A-Levels ABB in one sitting will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from applicants graduating with 50% from Tier 1 College/University (namely University of Mumbai, University of Calcutta, University of Delhi) or graduating with 55% from a Tier 2 College/University.

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.

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

For students from India, we only accept IELTS Academic and Pearson PTE Academic in addition to UKVI approved SELT tests, including ‘IELTS for UKVI’, if the below requirements are not achieved. Details of the minimum grades we require from UKVI approved SELT tests can be found on our individual course pages.

Undergraduate

Students who score 70% in English in Year 12 from the following exam boards won't be required to submit IELTS, if studied within the last 5 years of our course start date:

  • CBSE
  • ISC/ICSE
  • Metro state boards (Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal)

Students from other state boards will either need 80% in English if studied within 5 years of the course start date, or a UKVI SELT, IELTS Academic or PTE Academic, depending on the state board, taken within 2 years of our course start date.

Any student who does not meet the above criteria is required to take a SELT from the UKVI list within 2 years of our course start date.

Postgraduate

Students who score 70% in English in Year 12 from the following exam boards won't be required to submit IELTS, if studied within 5 years of our course start date:

  • CBSE
  • ISC/ICSE
  • Metro state boards (Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal)

Students from other state boards will either need 80% in English if studied within 5 years of the course start date, or a UKVI SELT, IELTS Academic or PTE Academic, depending on the state board, taken within 2 years of our course start date.

Students who meet the above criteria, but Year 12 scores are between 6 and 10 years old, will also be required to submit an official letter from their university or college, stating that the medium of instruction (MOI) was in English, and confirming graduation is within 5 years of our course start date.

Any student who is unable to meet the above criteria is required to take a SELT from the UKVI list within 2 years of our course start date.

Contact us

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

Need help improving your English?
There's a number of options available to you, ranging from a course for those who need only a little help, up to a longer-term programme.

Funding opportunities

Scholarships

We have several excellent scholarship opportunities that are available to students from India:

Undergraduate

See more undergraduate scholarships

Postgraduate

See more postgraduate scholarships

Tuition Fees

For details of tuition fees, please visit our International Tuition Fees page.

Meet us in India

Upcoming visits

The University of Stirling regularly travels to India 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. Email Team India.

Your contacts

Rishi Pokar
India Manager
rishi.pokar@stir.ac.uk
+91 7738283178

International and Student Recruitment

+44 (0)1786 467046
international@stir.ac.uk
@stiruni
universityofstirling

Admissions

Undergraduate Enquiries:

admissions@stir.ac.uk
+44 (0)1786 467044

Postgraduate Enquiries:

postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk
+44 (0)1786 466655

What our students said

Isha Sudan
India
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The University of Stirling has made my dream of studying a degree come true. It's a warm and welcoming environment for anyone who is studying for the first time.
Read Isha's story
Rohan Puri
Rohan Puri
India
MSc Sport Management
I was always interested in a Masters in Sports Management. Since the University of Stirling is rated highly for this course and is also Scotland’s University of Sporting Excellence, my decision was an easy one.
Read Rohan's story
Anita George
Anita George
India
MSc Data Science for Business
The employability and personal development workshops held as part of my course were instrumental in helping me build the transferable skills required to go into the workplace.
Read Anita's story

Webinars

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

Our full range of webinars and live chats cover a range of topics, including:

  • The application process
  • Living in Stirling
  • Funding and scholarships
  • Course and module overviews
  • Course-relevant career opportunities
  • Student life on campus

View all our webinars