International students - Pakistan

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

Life as a Pakistani Student in Scotland

Watch students Abdul, Asad and Mujtaba discuss what life is like for Pakistani students in Scotland at Stirling University. In this video, they discuss the thriving Pakistani community within the university and the wider community at Stirling – including the Stirling University Pakistani Society and the local mosque. There are also multiple Halal options to eat on campus, and a nearby South Asian food shop for all your spices, meat, and veg. Lastly, they talk about how much they enjoy the beautiful campus environment, state-of-the-art sports and gym facilities, and Student Support Services that offer tailored career advice and more.



Entry and English language requirements

See 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 English Language requirements.


Direct entry to Year 1

  • Successful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/Intermediate, with an overall minimum of 75%, and 75% in subjects where there is a specific requirement (see individual course pages for details).
  • Successful completion of 1 year at university with an overall minimum of 75%, and 75% in subjects where there is a specific requirement (see individual course pages for details).

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at


  • 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

Pakistan specific English Language requirements

Undergraduate: An accepted English language qualification.

Postgraduate: Pakistan High School Certificate with 60% or above in English PLUS evidence of a Bachelor's degree that was both taught and examined in English within the last five years. This is typically validated through the submission of a 'medium of instruction' (MOI) letter from a recognised university on the specified list below.

Applicants from institutions not included in this list can fulfil the English language entry requirement for their program through an accepted English language qualification.

  • Aga Khan University Karachi (AKU)
  • Baqai Medical University
  • Air University Islamabad
  • Aitchison College Lahore
  • Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • Bahria University (All campuses)
  • Beaconhouse National University (BNU)
  • COMSATS University (Lahore, Islamabad, Wah, Sahiwal, Abbottabad campuses)
  • Dawood University of Engineering and Technology
  • Dow University of Health Sciences
  • FAST-NUCES (All campuses)
  • Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.
  • Forman Christian College (FC College)
  • Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Sciences and Technology (GIKI)
  • Government College Lahore (GC Lahore)
  • Government College University, Faisalabad
  • Hamdard University Karachi
  • IBA Karachi (Institute of Business Administration Karachi)
  • Institute of Fashion and Design
  • Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar (I.M. Sciences Peshawar)
  • Institute of Space Technology (IST)
  • International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • IQRA University (except Quetta campus)
  • Islamia University, Bahawalpur
  • Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology (PAF-KIET)
  • King Edward Medical University
  • Kinnaird College for Women
  • Lahore College for Women University
  • Lahore School of Economics (LSE)
  • Liaqat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro
  • LUMS (Lahore University of Management Sciences)
  • Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture.
  • Nadirshaw Edulji Dinshaw University of Engineering and Technology Karachi (NED Karachi)
  • National College of Arts Lahore (NCA)
  • National College of Business Administration & Economics (NCBAE)
  • National Defense University (NDU)
  • National Textile University, Faisalabad
  • National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST NU)
  • National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
  • NUML (National University of Modern Languages) Lahore and Islamabad Campuses
  • Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)
  • Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)
  • PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi
  • Quaid e Azam University Islamabad
  • Riphah International University
  • Roots IVY International College accredited by University of London (external)
  • Sir Syed (CASE) University of Engineering and Technology
  • SZABIST (Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology) All campuses
  • The University of Faisalabad
  • UMT Lahore (University of Management and Technology)
  • Universal College Lahore (University of London)
  • University of Agriculture Faisalabad - UAF
  • University of Central Punjab
  • University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila and Lahore
  • University of Gujrat
  • University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  • University of Karachi
  • University of Lahore (UOL)
  • University of Sargodha
  • University of South Asia Lahore (USA)
  • University of the Punjab


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


See more undergraduate scholarships


See more postgraduate scholarships

Get in touch

University representative

Stirling Team Pakistan, with Nida, our Pakistan Manager, at the helm in-country based in Lahore, are dedicated to assisting students, parents, counsellors, and our education partners in ensuring that your experience and journey with us is truly remarkable from start to finish.

Nida organises and participates in recruitment events throughout Pakistan and is also available to address any questions you may have. Do not hesitate to connect with her to learn more about upcoming events, activities, and webinars, as well as courses, scholarships, accommodation, and campus life – all of the things that will help you on your journey to Stirling.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Contact Details

Nida Waseem
Pakistan Manager

Nida Waseem

Nida Waseem, Pakistan Manager


We have a network of agents and representatives in Pakistan. You can contact any of our agents and apply to study with us through them.  Some agents may charge for the provision of services so please check this directly with the agent.

Chat to our students

No one knows more about life at Stirling than our students! Whether you’re thinking about coming to university or are starting at Stirling you can chat with one of our friendly buddies about any aspects of student life such as accommodation, nightlife, the best places to eat and drink, and what’s on in Stirling.

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Meet us in your country/region

The University of Stirling regularly travels to Pakistan 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

Ali Raza
Ali Raza
BA (Hons) Business Studies
When I moved from Pakistan to Stirling I immediately felt like it was my new home due to the warm welcome from staff and students and there is a large international student community.
Read Ali's story
Laila Sultan
MSc Digital Media and Communication
The main reason I came to Stirling was for this course. It's a combination I couldn't find elsewhere in the UK.
Read Laila's story
Abdullah Khizar
Abdullah Khizar
Academic English
Studying at INTO STIRLING was an exceptional and international experience for me. Not only did my course advance my studies and knowledge but it also gave me the chance to make friends across the globe and grow personally.
Read Abdullah's story

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.

South Asian Societies

Find out more about joining our Pakistani Society or our South Asian Society