International students - India

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

Entry and English language requirements

See 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.

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

Scholarships

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

Undergraduate

See more undergraduate scholarships

Postgraduate

See more postgraduate scholarships

Get in touch

Team India

Stirling Team India is a dedicated team with three members – Rishi and Yoshita, who are based out of Mumbai, and Akash, who is located in New Delhi. Together, they 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.

The India Team

The team organise and participate in recruitment events throughout India and are available virtually as well to answer any questions you have. Get in touch with them to know more about courses, scholarships, accommodation, and life on campus – all the things that will help you on your journey to Stirling.

Please connect with Team India to learn more about our upcoming events, activities and webinars.

teamindia@stir.ac.uk

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Events

Meet us in your country/region

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.

Webinars

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

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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.