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 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 .

If your country is not listed or you have specific questions about your qualifications then please email our International recruitment team at



The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Bangladesh to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Find out more about the University of Stirling's Foundation programmes.

Additionally, the University will welcome applications from students who have completed one year of relevant university study.

Please contact with any queries you may have.


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



Direct Entry to 1st Year:

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

  • CBSE
  • 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
  • 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.

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.


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.



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


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



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.


  • 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.

Sri Lanka


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


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 or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.


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


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:

Scott Allan Morrice
International Recruitment Manager (South Asia)
+44 (0) 1786 467001

If you are from India please contact:

Team India

If you are from Pakistan please contact:

Nida Waseem
Pakistan Manager


Chat to our students

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Meet us in your country/region

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.


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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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.