International entry requirements

Select your country/region 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 English Language requirements.

If your country/region is not listed or you have specific questions about your qualifications then please email our International recruitment team at international@stir.ac.uk.

Albania

Undergraduate

Certificate of Secondary School Education, with an average 4.0/5.0, plus completion of a recognised Foundation programme.

Postgraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Argentina

Undergraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 7/10 in the Licenciado/Licenciatura.

Armenia

Undergraduate

Certificate of Secondary School Education, with an average 4.0/5.0, plus completion of a recognised Foundation programme.

Postgraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Australia

Undergraduate

Year 12: average grades of at least 70%

Postgraduate

Minimum of second class, lower division in 4 year bachelor's (Honours) degree

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Austria

Undergraduate

Reifeprüfungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis with minimum score of 2.0 (gut) in all subjects.

Postgraduate

Minimum average of 2.8 in a bachelor's degree or Fachhochschuldiplom/Diplom (FH).

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Azerbaijan

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Azerbaijan to complete a Foundation Year for entry to undergraduate study. 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

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 75% in a Specialist Diploma or Bakalavr degree.

Bahrain

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Bahrain 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

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum GPA of 2.8/4 in a Bachelor's degree from Bahrain.

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.

Belarus

Undergraduate

School leavers are required to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University.

Applications are welcomed from students who have completed one year of university study.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

Minimum grade of 7/10 in a Specialist Diploma

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Belgium

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 70% or 7.0 of 10 (overall) in the following qualifications:

Certificate d'Enseignement Secondaire Superieur

Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs

Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 13/20 or 70% (Grade B) in the following qualifications:

Licence

Licentiaat

Bachelors degree

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Bhutan

Undergraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Undergraduate

Matura, with an average 4.0/5.0

Postgraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Botswana

Undergraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding an average of B in Masters Degree from a Botswanian institution.

Brazil

Undergraduate

Completion of High School with average grades of 8.5/10

Postgraduate

Minimum of 6.5/10 or equivalent in Titulo de Bacharel / Licenciado / Professional title (4 years)

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Brunei

Undergraduate

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

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of a second class, lower division Bachelor's degree (Honours).

Bulgaria

Undergraduate

Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with 5 in all school leaving and state maturity examinations and 5 in all final year subjects.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 4.5/6 in a bachelor's degree or Professional bachelor's degree.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Cambodia

Undergraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum GPA of 3.0/4 or 70% in a Masters degree from a Cambodian institution.

Cameroon

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Cameroon 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.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 13/20 in the following qualifications:

Diplôme d'Ingénieur

Diplome d'Etudes Superieures de Commerce (DESC)

Canada

Undergraduate

We welcome applications from students holding the Canadian High School or Secondary School Diploma with an average of 75% in Grade 12.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from students holding a minimum 2.8/4 or 70% or B in a Bachelor's (Honours) degree or a Professional Degree.

Chile

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Chile 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.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 5.0 in the Licenciaturo.

China

Undergraduate

Direct entry to Year 1

  • 3 Year Chinese Senior Secondary (Senior High) School Graduation Certificate with 70% overall
  • 2 year Chinese Huikao exam result 75% overall (Provinces without Huikao exams, students can apply with 75% overall from 6 modules)

Chinese Gaokao with a score of:

420 of 750 Majority of China
370 of 660 Shanghai
504 of 900 Hainan

Other qualifications:

Foundation qualification from pathway providers or universities will be considered for year 1 entry.

Find out more about our pathway options.

Direct entry to Year 2

Chinese Gaokao with a score of:

495 of 750 Majority of China
435 of 660 Shanghai
594 of 900 Hainan

Foundation qualification from pathway providers or universities will be considered for year 2 entry.

Postgraduate

  • Graduating with a minimum of 65% in a four year Bachelor’s degree from a 211 or 985 university.
  • Graduating with a minimum of 70% in a four year Bachelor’s degree from other universities.

Colombia

Undergraduate

School leavers are required to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University.

Applications are welcomed from students who have completed one year of university study.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 6.5 in Titulo de Bacharel or Liceniado (4 years)

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Croatia

Undergraduate

Svjedodžba o Maturi/Državna Matura with an average at grade 3 or above.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 3.5/5 in Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja or Baccalaureus/Baccalaurea.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Cyprus

Undergraduate

Cypriot Apolytirion

The University welcomes applications from students holding an overall score of 17.5 in the Cypriot Apolytirion.

International Baccalaureate

We consider the full diploma with overall points between 26 - 34 depending on the programme. We may also stipulate certain HL subjects for some programmes.

 

Postgraduate

Ptychion

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum GPA of 6.5 in the Ptychion for most Master level programmes.

Czech Republic

Undergraduate

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Maturita) with an overall grade 2.5 (2,2,3,3) or better.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 2 in Bakalar

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Denmark

Undergraduate

Studentereksamen

The University welcomes applications from students holding an average score of 7 in the Studentereksamen/HF depending on the programme.

International Baccalaureate

We consider the full diploma with overall points between 26 - 34 depending on the programme. We may also stipulate certain HL subjects for some programmes.

Postgraduate

Candidatus Philosophiae

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 7 in their undergraduate degree programme.

Ecuador

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Ecuador 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.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 6.5/10 in the Titulo de Licenciado.

Egypt

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Egypt 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.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum GPA of 3.0/4 or 70% in a Bachelor degree.

Estonia

Undergraduate

Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with grade 4 overall and grade 5 in two School Exams.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 3 or C or 70% in Bachelor Degree or Professional or Specialist Higher Education Diploma.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Eswatini

Undergraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a Masters degree.

Finland

Undergraduate

Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination) with M (Grade 5) in all subjects.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 2/3 or 3/5 in Kandidat or Kandidaatti.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

France

Undergraduate

French Baccalaureate

The University welcomes applications from students holding an overall score of 12 in the French Baccalaureate/OIB.

Postgraduate

Maitrise

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 12/20 (Assez Bien) in the Maitrise for most Master level programmes.

Licence

The University welcomes applications from students holding very high grades in the Licence for most Master level programmes.

Should you hold any other qualifications, such as the Diplome d'Ingenieur, please contact admissions@stir.ac.uk for further information of the grades required for entry.

Gambia

Undergraduate

School leavers are required to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University.

Applications are welcomed from students who have completed one year of university study.

Postgraduate

Minimum of  Masters Degree

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Georgia

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Georgia 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.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 75% in a Bachelor's degree or Specialist Diploma.

Germany

Undergraduate

German Abitur

The University welcomes applications from students holding a score of a minimum 2.2 in the German Abitur depending on the programme being applied for. Please contact Admissions on admissions@stir.ac.uk for further details.

Postgraduate

Diploma/ Staatsprufung

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 2.8 in the Diploma for entry to most Master level programmes.

Ghana

Undergraduate

High school leavers with WAEC (West Africa Examinations Council)/WASSCE (West African Senior School Certificate Examination) are eligible to apply for direct entry to the University if they have a minimum of 5 grades at B or above, and no grade below C. Where there are individual subject requirements, applicants must have a minimum B in that subject or equivalent. Find out more about our Foundation and pathway options. (Updated 9 November 2022) 

We also welcome applications from students who have completed one year of university study.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from Ghanaian applicants holding a minimum 2.2 degree from a recognised university (CGPA 2.5/4, C+, 65%). Applicants from institutions affiliated to Ghanaian universities may be asked to achieve a higher standard for entry

Greece

Undergraduate

Apolytirion

The University welcomes applications from students holding an overall score of 17.5 in the Apolytirion of Geniko Lykeio for entry to most undergraduate  programmes.

International Baccalaureate

We consider the full diploma with overall points between 26 - 34 depending on the programme. We may also stipulate certain HL subjects for some programmes.

Postgraduate

Pytchion

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 6.5/10 in the Pytchion from an AEI for entry to most Masters level programmes.

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 7.0/10 in the Pytchion from an TEI for entry to most Masters level programmes.

 

Hong Kong (SAR)

Undergraduate

Holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A - Levels obtained locally, will be considered for direct admission to Undergraduate Degree courses for both Year 1 and Year 2 entry. Details of the required subjects and grades for each degree can be found on course webpages.

Completed Hong Kong Higher Diplomas and Hong Kong Associate Degrees with a GPA of 2.9-3.3 will also be acceptable for Year 2 entry. Contact our Admissions team for course specific entry requirements from these programmes.

Direct Entry to Undergraduate courses from HKDSE

Year 1 Entry
A-Level BBB-BBC equivalent courses
3-3-3 in three subjects

Year 2 Entry
Year 1 ABB equivalent courses (Law for example)
4-3-3 in three subjects

  • Where specific A-Levels are required for any course, an elective in that subject will be required from HKDSE category A electives.
  • We do not accept Integrated / Combined Science electives for degrees that require a full A-level subject in that area (Biology for example).

Where A-level Maths is required for any course, you will need to take Extended Mathematics. We accept both M1: Calculus and Statistics and M2: Algebra and Calculus.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from applicants holding a minimum grade of a 2.2 equivalent (2.3 GPA, C+) in a four year Bachelor’s degree (Honours).

English language requirements

We also accept HKDSE English in place of IELTS, below are the required grades.

IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 in each skill
HKDSE: Overall 3 with a minimum 3 in each skill

IELTS: 7.0 with 6.5 in each skill
HKDSE: Overall 4 with a minimum 4 in each skill

Please also check the specific grades required for your chosen course by checking our individual course pages.

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.

Hungary

Undergraduate

Erettségi Vizsga with an average at grade 3.5.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 4.0 in Egyetemi Oklevel (Diploma).

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

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.

Indonesia

Undergraduate

We normally require school leavers from Indonesia to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Find out more about our Foundation and pathway programmes.

We also welcome applications from students who have completed one year of relevant university study.

Postgraduate

The Sajarna degree (S1) is considered equivalent to a UK Bachelor's degree. We welcome applications from students holding a GPA of 3.0 or above.

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.

Iran

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students who have completed the Pre-University Certificate with minimum score of 17/20.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 14/20 in a Bachelor's degree or Professional Doctorate.

Iraq

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Iraq 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.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 70% in Masters degree.

Italy

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding the Diploma di Esame di Stato with an overall score 75/100.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of score of 90/110 in the following qualifications:

Diploma di Laurea

Diploma Accademico di Primo Livello


Diploma di Mediatore Linguistico


Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti

 

Japan

Undergraduate

Direct Entry to 1st Year:

We require school leavers with a kōtōgakkō Sotsugyoshomeisho to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Find out more about our Foundation and pathway options. 

We also welcome applications from students who have completed one year of university study in Japan.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 65% or Grade B in a Bachelor's degree (Honours).

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.

Jordan

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Jordan to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. See more information regarding the University of Stirling's Foundation programmes.

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

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum GPA of 2.8/4 in a 4 year Bachelor degree.

Kazakhstan

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Kazakhstan 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.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum GPA of 3/4.0 in their undergraduate Bachelor's degree or 4/5 in the Specialist Diploma.

Kenya

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum Grade B in the following qualifications:

  • KACE
  • COHSC
  • EAACE

Students with IB, A-Levels or the American High School Diploma can also be considered for direct entry. Please see individual course pages for requirements.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum second class, lower division Bachelor degree or a minimum of 50% in a Bachelor's Degree.

Korea South

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students who have achieved a Grade 4 or above in the Korean High School Diploma.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students who have achieved a minimum of an 3.0 GPA or 80% in 4 year Bachelor degree.

Kuwait

Undergraduate

Direct Entry to 1st Year:

We require school leavers to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Find out more about our Foundation and pathway options

Students with IB, A-Levels or the American High School Diploma can be considered for direct entry. Please see individual course pages for requirements.

We also welcome applications from students who have completed one year of university study in Kuwait.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from students holding Bachelor’s degrees with a minimum of 75% or CPGA of 2.8/4.0 from a recognised university in Kuwait.

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.

Latvia

Undergraduate

Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību with an average grade 7.5 overall.

Postgraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Lebanon

Undergraduate

Successful completion of Baccalaureate General with minimum grade of 15/20.

Students with IB, A-Levels or the American High School Diploma can also be considered for direct entry. Please see individual course pages for requirements.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum Bachelor/Licence/Maitrise: 80% or Grade B.

Libya

Undergraduate

Direct Entry to 1st Year:

We require school leavers to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Find out more about our Foundation and pathway options.

We also welcome applications from students who have completed one year of university study in Libya.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from students holding Bachelor's degrees with a minimum of 75% or CGPA of 2.5/4.0 from a recognised university in Libya.

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.

Lithuania

Undergraduate

Brandos Atestatas with an average grade 7.5 overall.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 7/10 in bachelor's degree.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Luxembourg

Undergraduate

Diplome de fin d'etudes secondaires with overall mark of 42 (Bien).

Postgraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Macau

Undergraduate

Successful completion of Form 6 with average grade of 75%

Postgraduate

Minimum GPA of 2.7 in bachelor's degree or Licenciatura

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Malaysia

Undergraduate

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

We welcome applications from students holding the STPM with 3 subjects, and with minimum grades of BBB, or UEC with an average grade of 75% or above.

International Baccalaureate

We consider the full diploma with overall points between 26 - 34 depending on the course. We may also stipulate certain subjects for some courses.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from students holding Bachelor’s degrees with a minimum of 2.5 or above from a recognised university in Malaysia.

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.

Maldives

Undergraduate

BBC at A level

Postgraduate

Minimum GPA of 2.8 from Maldives National University

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Malta

Undergraduate

Matriculation Certificate achieve grades BC at Advanced Level.

Postgraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Mauritius

Undergraduate

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

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of a second class, upper division (minimum 60%) Bachelor's degree (Honours).

Mexico

Undergraduate

We require school leavers to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. We also welcome applications from students who have completed one year of university study.

Alternative Qualifications:

The University accepts a variety of qualifications for entry to undergraduate study, such as:

International Baccalaureate

GCE A Levels

American High School Diploma/ SATs/ APs

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from students holding a minimum of 8.0/10 in the Licentiatura/Licenciado for most of our Masters level courses.

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.

Moldova

Undergraduate

Diploma de Baccalaureat (Year 12) with minimum grade of 8/10

Postgraduate

Minimum of 8/10 in bachelor's Degree or Diploma of Higher Education

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Montenegro

Undergraduate

Matura, with an average 4.0/5.0

Postgraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Myanmar

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Myanmar 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.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum GPA of 3.0/4 or 60% in a Masters degree.

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.

Netherlands

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding an average grade of 6.8 in the Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO).

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 6/10 in a Bachelor's degree or Doctoraal.

New Zealand

Undergraduate

University Entrance Certificate

or, University Entrance Certificate with National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 3

or, University Entrance Certificate with New Zealand Bursaries Certificate, with average grade of 65% or above

Postgraduate

Minimum average of B- in 4 year bachelor's Honours degree

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Nigeria

Undergraduate

 

High school leavers with WAEC (West Africa Examinations Council)/NECO (National Examinations Council) are eligible to apply for direct entry to the University if they have a minimum of 5 grades at B or above, and no grade below C. Where there are individual subject requirements, applicants must have a minimum B in that subject or equivalent. Find out more about our Foundation and pathway options. (Updated 9 November 2022)

Students with a National Diploma (two years of post-school study) with ‘Upper Credit’ or higher (CGPA 3.0/4.0) may be eligible for direct entry to year 1 of undergraduate courses.

Students with IB, A-Levels or the American High School Diploma can be considered for direct entry. Please see individual course pages for requirements.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from Nigerian students holding a minimum of a second class, lower division Bachelor's degree (CGPA 2.50/5.00) for entry to most of our Masters level courses. 

Norway

Undergraduate

Norwegian Vitnemal

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 3.5 in the Norwegian Vitnemal for entry to most undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduate

For entry to our postgraduate courses the following qualifications are equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree:

  • Bachelor degree (courses after 2003) – we would accept 2.8 or higher
  • Candidatus Magisterii (courses before 2002)
  • Sivilingeniør (siv.Ing. Engineering) - minimum of grade C
  • Siviløkonom (siv. øk - Economics) - minimum of grade C

Oman

Undergraduate

Direct Entry to 1st Year:

We require school leavers to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Find out more about our Foundation and pathway options

Students with IB, A-Levels or the American High School Diploma can be considered for direct entry. Please see individual course pages for requirements.

We also welcome applications from students who have completed one year of university study in Oman.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from students holding Bachelors degrees with a minimum CGPA of 2.8/4.0 from a recognised University in Oman.

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.

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.

Panama

Undergraduate

School leavers are required to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University.

Applications are welcomed from students who have completed one year of university study.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 75% in Licenciado or Titulo de (subject area)

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Peru

Undergraduate

School leavers are required to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University.

Applications are welcomed from students who have completed one year of university study.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 13/20 in Grado Academico de Bachiller or Titulo de Licenciado or Titulo (Professional) de (subject area)

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Phillipines

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from the Phillippines 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.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum GPA of 3.0/4 or equivalent in Masters degree.

Poland

Undergraduate

Matura

The University welcomes applications from Polish applicants holding an average score in the Matura with at least 70% in 3 subjects at an Advanced Level.

International Baccalaureate

The University welcomes applications from students studying towards the full IB diploma. Normally, applicants are required to obtain an overall score of between 26 - 34 points, depending on the programme they are applying to. Certain HL subjects may be stipulated dependent on the programme being applied to.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 4+ (or Grade B) in the Licencjat for entry to most Masters level programmes.

Portugal

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding an average Grade 16 in the Diploma/Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 14/20 in the Licenciado or Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE).

Qatar

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Qatar 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.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum GPA of 3.0 in a Bachelor's degree.

Republic of Ireland

Undergraduate

Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level)

The University requires applicants holding the Irish Leaving Certificate to have up to five subjects at Honour Levels at grades H2 or H3 depending on the programme of study. Requirements vary dependent on the programme and subject area that the applicant is applying to.  Please email admissions@stir.ac.uk with any specific queries you may have.

International Baccalaureate

We consider the full diploma with overall points between 26 - 34 depending on the programme. We may also stipulate certain HL subjects for some programmes.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of a lower second class Bachelors degree for entry to most Master level programmes.

Republic of Macedonia

Undergraduate

Certificate of Secondary School Education, with an average 4.0/5.0, plus completion of a recognised Foundation programme

Postgraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Romania

Undergraduate

Diploma de Bacalaureat with 7.8 overall.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 7 in Diploma de Licenta.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Russia

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Russia 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.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum GPA of 4/5 in a Bachelor's Degree or a GPA of 3.0 in the Specialist Diploma.

Saudi Arabia

Undergraduate

Direct Entry to 1st Year:

We require school leavers to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Find out more about our pathway options.

Students with IB, A-Levels or the American High School Diploma can be considered for direct entry. Please see individual course pages for requirements.

We also welcome applications from students who have completed one year of university study in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from students holding Bachelor's degrees with a minimum CGPA 2.50/4.00 or 2.75/5.00 (75%/C+) from a recognised university in Saudi Arabia.

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.

Serbia

Undergraduate

Matura, with an average 4.0/5.0

Postgraduate

Minimum of 7.5/10 in Diplomirani or bachelor's

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Singapore

Undergraduate

We welcome applications from students holding a BBB at A level for most undergraduate courses. Please note that some courses may stipulate subject specific criteria.

Students who have studied a three year Polytechnic Diploma may be suitable for advanced entry into year 2 or 3 of a related four year undergraduate degree and subject to an assessment by academic department. Some courses are not suitable for advanced entry. In general, a GPA of 3.0 is required for consideration for Level 3 entry, a GPA 2.5 for Level 2 entry.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from students holding a minimum of a second class, lower division (four year) Bachelor's degree (Honours).

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.

Slovakia

Undergraduate

Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej Skúške/Maturita at grade 2.0 overall.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 2.0/4 or Good in Bakalar.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Slovenia

Undergraduate

Matura at grade 3.5 or above overall.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 7/10 in University degree or Diplomant or Diplomirani.

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

South Africa

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding an average of Grade 5 across 5 subject areas within the National Senior Certificate.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 65% in 4 year Bachelor's degree (Honours).

Spain

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding an average score of 7 in the Titulo de Bachiller.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 7/10 (old system) or 2/4 (new system) in Licenciado or Titulo de Grado.

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.

Sweden

Undergraduate

Slutbetyg

The University welcomes applications from students holding Slutbetyg från gymnasieskola with E/G in all subjects and C/VG in 5 final year subjects.

International Baccalaureate

The University welcomes applications from students studying towards the full IB diploma. Normally, applicants are required to obtain an overall score of between 26 - 34 points, depending on the programme they are applying to. Certain HL subjects may be stipulated dependent on the programme being applied to.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum grade of Godkand in the Kandidatexamen, for entry to most Master level programmes.

Switzerland

Undergraduate

Swiss Maturity Exam

Certificat de Maturité Federale / Maturitätszeugnis/ Attestato Di Maturità at grade 5.

International Baccalaureate

The University welcomes applications from students studying towards the full IB diploma. Normally, applicants are required to obtain an overall score of between 26 - 34 points, depending on the programme they are applying to. Certain HL subjects may be stipulated dependent on the programme being applied to.

European Baccalaureate

The University welcomes applications from students studying towards the European Baccalaureate. Normally, applicants are required to obtain an overall score of between 60 - 70%, depending on the programme they are applying to.

Postgraduate

Diplom/Staatsdiplom

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 5/6 in the Diplom/Staatsdiplom for entry to most Master level programmes.

Licence

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 7/10 in the Licence for entry to most Master level programmes

Diplôme d'Etat

The University welcomes applications from students holding a Gut in the Diplôme d'Etat for entry to most Master level programmes.

Syria

Undergraduate

Successful completion of Al Shahada Al Thanawiya with grade average of 85%

Postgraduate

Minimum of 70% in bachelor's degree

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Taiwan

Undergraduate

Direct Entry to 1st Year: Successful completion of Senior High School Diploma with a minimum 75% overall.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements must complete a Foundation programme for entry to the University. Find out more about our pathway options.

Postgraduate

Graduating with a minimum of 65% in a four year Bachelor's degree.

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.

Tanzania

Undergraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a Grade B in either the ACSE, COHSC or EAACE. 

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of second class, lower division in Bachelor's degree.

Thailand

Undergraduate

MAW6

We normally require students studying towards the MAW6 to complete an appropriate Foundation programme for entry to undergraduate study. Find out more about our pathway options.

International Baccalaureate

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 programme they're applying to. Certain subjects may be stipulated dependent on the course being applied to.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from students holding a GPA of 2.5 in their undergraduate Bachelor’s degrees for entry to most of our Masters level courses.

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.

Turkey

Undergraduate

Direct Entry to 1st Year:

We welcome applications from students with the Devlet Lise Diplomasi. Students should have achieved a minimum of 80% overall in Grade 12, with 80% in relevant subjects.

Students with IB, A-Levels or the American High School Diploma can be considered for direct entry. Please see individual course pages for requirements.

We also welcome applications from students who have completed one year of university study in Turkey.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from students holding Bachelor's degrees with a minimum of CGPA of 2.7/4.0 from a recognised university in Turkey.

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.

USA

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling welcomes applications on the Common Application as well as UK UCAS application and our Direct Application form available on our website.

We recognise that many standardised tests within the USA have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Under the current circumstances and to support our applicants from the USA, we will be test-optional for entry to the 2023/2024 academic year until further notice. If you have been unable to book or complete any standardised tests, we will undertake a comprehensive review and selection process to evaluate applications. This will include reviewing your high school transcript, personal statement and reference letter. The University of Stirling still welcomes applications with any test scores you have already received as well as an indication of any tests you still intend to complete. In some circumstances we may ask you to provide further information to assist us in the admissions process.

Once you have submitted your application, please let the International Recruitment Manager (Americas) or the admissions team know if you are unable to take a standardised test or if you have any questions about our entry requirements.

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), and one letter of reference. If submitting test scores, we ask for any 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

School Codes:

College Board/SAT/AP: 9003

ACT: 5513

International Baccalaureate
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.

Postgraduate

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.

Uganda

Undergraduate

Completion of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with average grade of B

Postgraduate

Minimum of Second class lower division or B in bachelor's degree

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Ukraine

Undergraduate

School leavers are required to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Applications are welcomed from students who have completed one year of university study.

Postgraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

United Arab Emirates

Undergraduate

High School leavers with the Tawjihiyya are not eligible for direct entry and require a Foundation Year. Find out more about our Foundation and Pathway options.

Students with IB, A-Levels, the American High School Diploma or Indian CBSE can also be considered for direct entry. Please see individual course pages for requirements.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum GPA of 2.67/4 in a Bachelor's degree.

Uruguay

Undergraduate

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 6.5 in Titulo de (subject area) or Titulo de Licenciado.

Uzbekistan

Undergraduate

School leavers are required to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Applications are welcomed from students who have completed one year of university study.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 70% in Specialist Diploma or bachelor's Degree

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Venezuela

Undergraduate

School leavers are required to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Applications are welcomed from students who have completed one year of university study.

Postgraduate

Minimum of 15/20 or 6/10 in Licenciatura or Titulo de (subject area)

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 466655.

Vietnam

Undergraduate

High Graduation Examination (HGE)

We normally require students holding Vietnamese secondary school qualifications to complete an appropriate Foundation programme. Find out more about our Foundation and pathway programmes.

International Baccalaureate

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.

Postgraduate

We welcome applications from students holding 6/10 in the Bang Tot Nghiep Dai Hoc or Thac si, for entry to most of our Masters level courses.

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.

Zambia

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling normally requires school leavers from Zambia to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Please see the University of Stirling's Foundation programmes.

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

For more details please contact Admissions and Access at admissions@stir.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1786 467044.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of 70% in a Masters degree.

Zimbabwe

Undergraduate

The University of Stirling requires school leavers from Zimbabwe to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. Find out more about our Foundation and Pathway options.

Postgraduate

The University welcomes applications from students holding a minimum of second class, lower division Bachelor (Honours) degree.