Entry Requirements


The University of Stirling welcomes applications on the Common Application as well as UK UCAS application.


School Codes


College Board/SAT/AP: 9003

ACT: 5513



American High School Diploma

The University of Stirling normally requires US applicants to hold a combination of the qualifications for entry.  As a minimum, applicants must hold an accredited high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale, minimum B average), one letter of reference, plus one of the following:

  • ACT composite score of 26 or above (with no individual section below 24)
  • SAT - Post March 2016: Score 1200
  • SAT - Pre March 2016: (Critical Reading + Math + Writing) Score 1740-1790 (with no individual score section below 550)
  • two AP tests at grade 3 or above (taken in junior or senior year of high school)
  • two SAT II subject tests with 550-600 in each

International Baccalaureate

The University welcomes applications from students studying towards the full IB diploma. Normally, applicants are required to obtain an overall score of between 26 - 34 points, depending on the programme they are applying to. Certain HL subjects may be stipulated dependent on the programme being applied to.


The University welcomes applications from students holding a relevant Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.7 for entry to most Master level programmes.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency.  The University of Stirling accepts a variety of tests, details of the minimum grades required can be found in the English Language Qualifications List.

Prospective postgraduate students should also check the specific grade required for their chosen programme by checking the postgraduate programme listings as appropriate. 

Need help improving your English?

There are a number of options available to you, ranging from a course for those who need only a little help, up to a long-term programme.

Funding Opportunities


Scholarships and studentships can assist students in paying tuition fees and living costs during their study.  The value of award differs from one scholarship to another and normally students must apply directly to the awarding body. 

The University of Stirling offers a number of scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across a range of subject areas.  In addition to this, a number of external organisations grant awards which may be of interest to Stirling students. 

For details of the funding opportunities available to international undergraduate students please visit here.

For details of the funding opportunities available to international postgraduate students please visit here.

US Applicants may be interested in applying for the following funding opportunities:

Tuition Fees

For details on tuition fees, please visit our Financial Advice Page.


Meet Us In Your Country

Please check our International Travel Schedule for up to date information regarding this trip. For further information, please contact our International Office on: international@stir.ac.uk 

Useful Links

The University of Stirling's website is packed full of information to help you make an informed choice about study in Stirling. 

You will find lots of information in each of the below weblinks to help you apply for study and to support you in preparing for your arrival on campus.

In addition to the University's website you may like to check out external organisations webpage which provide lots of information on study in the UK.

Agent NameAgent CodeE-mail AddressWeb Address
Across the Pond 771ATP info@studyacrossthepond.com http://www.studyacrossthepond.com/
CIS ( Centre for International Studies) 771CIS jdebiec@cisabroad.com http://www.cisabroad.com/
International Studies Abroad (ISA)   


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