International English Language School

1st in Scotland for welcoming international students
(International Student Barometer 2016)

The University of Stirling is delighted to welcome international students from around the world to our International English Language School.

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Ideal location

Ideally placed in the heart of Scotland, the University offers a caring, friendly community for international students on one of the finest campuses in Europe with a beautiful loch and 18th-century Castle.

Student accommodation, located on campus, is just an early-morning stroll away from the lecture theatres, laboratories, library and the academic facilities which one would expect. The campus also offers a cinema, theatre, shopping precinct, international bank, pharmacy, bookshop, and supermarket. Also on campus you will find extensive sports facilities which include our gymnasium, 50-metre swimming pool, squash, badminton, tennis courts, and a nine-hole golf course.

Courses available


7 weeks
2018: Mon 5th February to Fri 23rd March



4 weeks
2018: 6th August - 31st August


Bespoke programmes

We would welcome the opportunity to work with you to create a personalised programme to suit your needs. Please contact our team and we would be delighted to assist you.


Minimum age

Elementary to Advanced English

Entry level


Max class sizes

Course structure

  • 20 hours per week of General English: focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing
    (Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm)   
  • 4 hour per week of planned cultural activities including conversation club
    (Afternoons 2pm-4pm)
  • Weekend excursions
  • Self-study time with access to University of Stirling Library resources 

Course description

Our popular General English Language Courses aim to develop and improve fluency whilst giving practice in all four language skills: listening and speaking (with integrated pronunciation) plus reading and writing (with integrated grammar).  

Placement Test: At the start of the course, students will take a placement test and are assigned to an appropriate level.  

Materials: A leading textbook at the relevant level constitutes the syllabus for each class. Course book and all materials are provided.

Tutors: All tutors are fully qualified and experienced TEFL professionals.

Certification: At the end of a course, and subject to adequate attendance, each student will receive a University of Stirling English Language Certificate indicating the language level they have attained.

The cultural programme

  • Visits to ancient local historical sites
  • Conversation club with University of Stirling students
  • Fish and chips experience
  • Quizzes
  • Walks and opportunities to enjoy local attractions
  • Farewell Ceilidh (traditional Scottish dance)
  • Farewell Dinner and Graduation Ceremony

Weekend trips

Also included in the price are planned day visits to Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews and a fantastic overnight trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands

Also included

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • University of Stirling Accommodation (single room with self-catering facilities within an apartment. Fully equipped kitchens and 24 hour Reception)
  • Welcome pack and orientation
  • Welcome lunch
  • Welcome Reception
  • Stirling City orientation Tour: Stops in Stirling Castle and local shops

Dedicated support

Experienced and dedicated members of staff to support you 24 hours a day.

Contact us

For more information or to apply for a course please contact:

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