The University of Stirling and INTO University Partnerships have announced an exciting new joint venture to create two world-class international study centres in Stirling and London.
The centres will provide a range of academic and English language preparation courses for international students, with teaching due to begin in September 2014.
Programmes on offer at the Stirling campus include General English, Academic English, International Foundation, International Diploma and International Graduate Diploma courses, together with pre-sessional and in-sessional support. Students who successfully complete the preparation courses will be able to progress to undergraduate or postgraduate degree programmes at the University of Stirling. Agreements already signed with affiliate partner institutions in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland will offer students additional options for progression.
Students at INTO Stirling will have full access to all of the University’s academic and support services as well as the full range of sporting and social facilities.
The London centre will offer a range of Master’s degrees in Business and Management, Finance and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) in addition to a wide range of English Language courses. The London centre will also provide validation services for Master’s degrees offered by the London Academy of Diplomacy.
Professor Gerry McCormac, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling, said: “INTO share the University of Stirling’s commitment to high quality education. The partnership will achieve a step change across the University in relation to our international student experience.”
He added: “The new London base for the University of Stirling will provide students with internationally recognised degrees in the heart of one of the world’s most important financial, cultural and political centres.”
Andrew Colin, Chairman of INTO University Partnerships said: “We are delighted to enter into partnership with such an ambitious and innovative university. Scottish higher education has helped shape the world for centuries - and with this venture we look forward to helping the University of Stirling extend its global impact in the century ahead.
"Our partnerships in the UK have helped to re-define the international student experience, enrolling almost 40,000 students and delivering truly world-class experiences. We are proud to work with a University who shares this commitment to extend opportunities for life-changing higher education to students from around the world.”