Planning your travel
UK Border Force have issued guidance for international students arriving at airports. Please keep information about the course you are studying in your hand luggage. This must be in paper copy (not an electronic copy on tablet or phone). For students on Students visas, this includes your university Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number.
You will be able to arrange most of your travel through a travel agent in your home country or online. It is usually cheaper and more reliable to arrange as much of your journey in advance as you can.
Most students travelling to Stirling arrange to arrive at Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport, either by transfer flight from London or from outside the UK. You can usually book a transfer flight along with your main flight. You can also travel from London to Stirling by train or coach.
Whatever your arrival dates are, you can pre-book a taxi in advance using Stirling Taxi’s online system to get safely to the University campus.
See more information about travelling to Stirling in our Getting Here section.
Arriving via Dublin? Important information
There is no routine passport control between Dublin and the UK. This means that you may not pass through passport control in the UK if you arrive from Dublin. If you arrive from Dublin with a Student visa you should keep your flight confirmation emails/papers about the Dublin-UK flight and carry them with you the next time you travel. You will have to leave the UK and re-enter within three months of arrival so that your Student visa can be activated. This can obviously be costly so any savings made arriving in Dublin initially may be lost.