International students - South Asia

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

If you are from India or Pakistan please go to the information page for your country.

Entry and English language requirements

Select your country below to find details of the international and English lanugage 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 our International recruitment team at international@stir.ac.uk.

Bangladesh

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Bangladesh 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.

Please contact admissions@stir.ac.uk with any queries you may have.

Postgraduate

We will consider applications to Master degrees from graduates of Bangladeshi Higher Education Institutes recognised by UK ENIC (formerly UK NARIC). Applicants must have either:

  • A 4-year Bachelor’s degree 60% or GPA of 2.7/4, or
  • A Masters in addition to a 3-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 60% or GPA of 2.7/4

English language requirements

For students from Bangladesh, we only accept SELT tests. Details of the minimum grades we require from these tests can be found on our individual course pages.

India

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

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

Nepal

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed the HSC Year 12, with a minimum of 75%.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 70% in 4 year Bachelor's degree.

Pakistan

Undergraduate

Direct Entry to 1st Year

Successful completion of High School Certificate Year 12, with an over all minimum of 75% , and 75% in subjects where there is a specific requirement (see individual course pages for details) or successful completion of year 1 from a recognised University.

Postgraduate

  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree GPA of 2.6/4.0 or 60%;
  • 3 year Bachelor’s degree plus a 2 year Master’s degree with a GPA of 2.6/4.0 or 60% (in both Bachelor and Masters)
  • 2 year Bachelor’s degree plus a 2 year Master’s degree with a GPA of 2.6/4.0 or 60% (in both Bachelor and Masters)
  • Individual course requirements may differ.

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.

Sri Lanka

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding BBC at A level for entry to most undergraduate programmes.  Please note that some programmes may also stipulate subject specific entry criteria.

Postgraduate

Minimum of B or 3.0/4 or Lower Second in Bachelor's Special or Professional degree

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 South Asia.

Undergraduate

See more undergraduate scholarships

Postgraduate

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:

Scott Allan Morrice
International Recruitment Manager (South Asia)
scott.morrice@stir.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1786 467001

If you are from India please contact:

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The University of Stirling regularly travels to South Asia 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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