We have a long history of welcoming students from the USA, and a proven track record of supporting them to achieve their academic and professional career goals. Empowered by the University of Stirling experience, our American 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 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.
Join International Student Recruitment Manager, Amy Easton to find out more about studying at the University of Stirling and life in Scotland.
If you're a prospective partner, find out more about our partnerships in your country.
You can fly to either Edinburgh or Glasgow airports from a wide range of international and domestic airports.
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.
The University of Stirling welcomes applications on the Common Application as well as UK UCAS application.
American High School Diploma:
We normally require US applicants to hold a combination of the following qualifications for entry. As a minimum, applicants must hold an accredited high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale, minimum B average), one letter of reference, plus one of the following:
ACT composite score of 26 or above (with no individual section below 24)
SAT - Post March 2016: Score 1200
Two AP tests at grade 3 or above (taken in junior or senior year of high school)
Two SAT II subject tests with 550-600 in each.
College Board/SAT/AP: 9003
We welcome applications from students studying towards the full International Baccalaureate diploma. Normally, applicants are required to obtain an overall score of between 26 - 34 points, depending on the course they're applying to. Certain subjects may be stipulated dependent on the course being applied to.
We welcome applications from students holding a relevant Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.7 for entry to most of our Masters level courses.
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.
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.
Up to £8,000 of funding available
You could receive up to £8,000 through our International Undergraduate Awards.
Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP)
The University of Stirling is also eligible to certify loan applications for the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). US students who are enrolled on a University of Stirling degree are eligible for loans and may borrow up to their calculated Cost of Attendance (provided by the university and updated for each year of a student’s programme).
The Fulbright University of Stirling Award
We also partner with the Fulbright Commission to offer funding for the first year of Postgraduate studies in health, wellbeing or sports science.
We have scholarship and funding opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate international students. Use our Scholarship Finder to find out more.
For details of tuition fees, please visit our International Tuition Fees page.
The University of Stirling regularly travels to the USA attending recruitment events, and visiting schools and colleges. Forthcoming trips are listed below. If there are no trips scheduled to take place, please contact Amy Easton for more information.
International Recruitment Manager
+44 (0)1786 466052
+44 (0)1786 467044
+44 (0)1786 466655