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International
student support

We understand that moving to a new country can be a big change in your life. That’s why we offer a range of support services, so you have someone to talk to about the issues that matter to you. Whether you need finance or careers guidance, or just a friendly face - we’re here to help.

What our students said

Anh Le Ngu  Ngo
Anh Le Ngu Ngo
Vietnam
MSc International Accounting and Finance
I am very thankful to the support staff here at Stirling. It has been a huge help having someone listen to me and help me, especially when I am a thousand miles away from home.
Read Anh Le Ngu's story

Student Services Hub

Our friendly and welcoming Student Services Hub team is the first point of contact for a wide range of enquiries. They’re here to assist you – with everything from finance advice and personal support, to academic issues or University life in general. Discover more about Student Support Services.

Money support

Our Student Money Support team help with budgeting and money management. They can also help you apply for additional funding or financial support. You can contact them by emailing: ask@stir.ac.uk

Careers and Employability Service

We can help you make the most of your skills in the international job market. Our dedicated Careers Advisors offer high-quality careers information, job application advice, and resources to help you make informed career decisions. Find out more about our international careers guidance.

Emotional wellbeing

We offer a free, confidential counselling service to talk about anything that’s on your mind. We also have a dedicated Mental Health Adviser. Get in touch by visiting Student Support Services.

Safety and security

We put the safety and wellbeing of our students first. Police Scotland regularly describe our campus as one of the safest in Britain. We employ 24/7 security staff and have our own community police officer situated on campus.

Childcare

A range of childcare facilities are available both on and off campus. For example, we have our own playgroup and nursery facilities. Places are limited, so we encourage you to get in touch as early as possible. If you’re bringing your family to the UK for the first time see our family advice page

Spiritual wellbeing

Our University Chaplaincy is an independent, multi-faith unit that provides spiritual and pastoral care to students on a personal and confidential basis. A prayer room and washroom for Muslim students is located centrally on campus.

Students’ Union

Our Students’ Union is dedicated to the welfare and social needs of all our students. When you join as a student you automatically become a member of the National Union of Students (NUS). This allows you to get involved with all the events organised by our Students’ Union.

English Language and Study Skills

We want to make sure every student at the University of Stirling gets the most out of their time here. We have courses, workshops and support sessions to help international students with English language or study skills. Learn more about our English Language and Study Skills support.