We have a long history of welcoming students from Japan, and a proven track record of supporting them to achieve their academic and professional career goals.
Empowered by the University of Stirling experience, our Japanese graduates have become global citizens, successfully forging careers in a variety of fields around the world.
International students are at the heart of what we do at the University of Stirling. We're rated 1st in Scotland for welcoming international students and are 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.
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You can fly from Japan via Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), and via London Heathrow (LHR) to Glasgow International Airport (GLA). You can also fly from Japan to Edinburgh Airport with KLM and British Airways.
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.
Direct Entry to 1st Year:
We require school leavers with a kōtōgakkō Sotsugyoshomeisho to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Find out more about our Foundation and pathway options.
We also welcome applications from students who have completed one year of university study in Japan.
Minimum of 65% or Grade B in a Bachelor's degree (Honours).
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.
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 within the last five years. We require an official letter from your University or College.
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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.
The University of Stirling regularly travels to Japan attending recruitment events, and visiting schools and colleges. Forthcoming trips are listed below. If there are no trips scheduled to take place, please contact Scott Morrice for more information.
Scott Allan Morrice
Student Recruitment Manager
+44 (0) 1786 467313
+44 (0)1786 467044
+44 (0)1786 466655