How to apply for International Summer School

Cancellation of the International Summer School 2021

The University of Stirling has taken the decision to cancel both blocks of the International Summer School 2021.  We want to ensure that we can offer an enriching and rewarding in person programme for our students, and the continuing uncertainty has made this challenging.  We hope that you are able to join us for the International Summer School 2022.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please email our team at

Application process

Once we have received your application, our Admissions Team will be in touch to request your supporting documents, and they will send you details on how to upload these to your portal.

You will be asked to submit a copy of your transcript, passport (front cover and photo page), and a letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation should be from a tutor or other notable person that can vouch for your suitability to study on the programme.

Once you have done this and can confirm that you have met our entry criteria, we’ll be delighted to send you an Offer Letter for our Summer School. You’ll also get a list of your pre-approved study modules and an Acceptance Form for you to formally accept our offer.

Our entry requirements

You’ll be asked to provide your latest transcript, a letter of recommendation and a copy of your passport. You may also be asked to provide evidence of your English language proficiency (if English is not your first language).

Academic requirements

If you’re applying from a university in the USA or Canada you’ll need a GPA of 3.0 or above. Special circumstances may be taken into consideration if your GPA is slightly below this.

If you’re applying from elsewhere, you should have good pass grades equivalent to ECTS level ‘B’ or top 35% for courses taken.

English language proficiency

When you apply, you should be sufficiently fluent in English to get maximum benefit from our course modules. If English is not your first language, you’ll need to have passed one of these recognised tests and examinations:


Minimum pass level


6.0 (with 5.5 minimum in each skill)

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE)

169 with minimum of 162 in each skill

Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE)

180 with minimum 162 in each skill

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)

54 with 51 in each component


80 with no subtest less than 17

If you’re an exchange student, there may be an inter-university agreement for the recognition of your English Language ability. This may mean that admission is possible without having to sit or hold one of the above tests. Instead we would require an academic reference that would attest to your ability to attend classes and complete assignments in English. Check with your exchange co-ordinator to see if this applies to you.

Application queries?

Get in touch and we'll be happy to assist