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Why choose us?

The University of Stirling is an international University with a global reputation for excellence in teaching. We’re passionate about the fantastic International Summer School experience we can offer you.

Our Summer School is run by a dedicated team within the University to ensure you enjoy a rewarding, once in a lifetime experience. You’ll be able to experience student life at the University, while gaining credits towards your course at your home institution.

Our educational, social and cultural programme, allows you to develop your personal skills and share in the wealth of diversity and culture we have on campus. Our varied social activities give you the perfect excuse to relax after study, get to know everyone and learn from your peers’ different cultures.


Internships to improve your job prospects

We offer you the unique opportunity to work as well as study abroad, allowing you to gain valuable international work experience. A summer internship can develop your employable skills and career aspirations.

Find out about the support you’ll receive from us to secure an invaluable internship.


A safe and beautiful location

For an unforgettable summer, our stunning 330-acre campus offers you the perfect location. Situated beneath the Ochil Hills, the University of Stirling campus is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. With our own lake (loch), 18th century Airthrey Castle, and views of the Wallace Monument, our campus offers you a tranquil and welcoming environment for you to learn and stay.

You’ll find it very easy to get around campus, with all the facilities you need only a ten-minute walk apart, including accommodation, teaching, social and sports centres.

We put your safety first and have dedicated staff you can contact 24/7, to help with any queries or concerns. Our safe campus environment is supported with our own on-campus police officer. All Summer School excursions are supervised by staff.


Discover Scotland

With our beautiful campus as your base, choosing Stirling means immersing yourself in the unique sights and sounds of one of the world’s most vibrant and inspiring countries. Discover more about Scotland.

Going to Summer School abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and our dynamic programme includes a wide range of excursions throughout Scotland. You’ll be able to explore Scottish culture and arts, ceilidh dancing, and visit some of our most breath-taking historic sites.

Scotland’s beauty and countryside awaits, with stunning scenery for you to enjoy. Mountains, lochs, beaches, islands and castles offer you opportunities for cycling, climbing, walking, skiing and swimming.

Stirling’s central location means you’re never far from a new adventure. We’re close by to the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, and less than an hour away from the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Travelling to the rest of the UK and Europe is easy, with convenient and affordable transport links.


Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence

As a student, you’ll be able to enjoy our world-class sports facilities, including a gym, Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts and more. We’re Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence and our campus is a training ground for some of the UK’s most promising Olympic athletes.

Sports Membership is included in the cost of our International Summer School programme.


A vibrant and young city

The city of Stirling offers you both contemporary culture and Scottish history. It’s a friendly and multi-cultural city, with nearly 100,000 people from all over the world calling Stirling home.

Our city has a young and vibrant atmosphere, with 20% of the population aged between 16 and 29 years (National Records of Scotland 2016). Our rich variety of shops, bars, restaurants gives you plenty to do for a fantastic summer.

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I love Stirling / Scotland. It has a very strong culture and identity – from kilts and bagpipes to haggis and shortbread – and the people are really friendly and welcoming.
Sebastian Alberto Martinez
Nicaragua MSc Social Enterprise
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