International Summer School

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

5 QS Star excellence award for Facilities, Teaching, Employability and Internationalisation
(QS World University Rankings 2018).

Are you ready to discover Scotland in Summer 2018?  Please see below dates for our exciting new programme!

Block 1:  9th June - 7th July 2018

Block 2:  7th July - 4th August 2018 

International Summer School Application 2018


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Why choose the ISS?


Studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so we do our best to ensure you make the most of your time in Scotland. The ISS programme includes guided trips across the country and social activities like traditional highland dancing lessons and hiking. You'll also enjoy discounted tours of some of Scotland's most breath-taking treasures.

Meanwhile, our top-flight academic programme and internship opportunities offer you a range of flexibility that will enhance your employability and help you make this summer one to remember.

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How much does it cost?


The ISS comes as an all inclusive package that includes tuition, field trips, excursions, housing, social activities, designated airport pick up/drop off. You'll also enjoy use of the University of Stirling's sport facilities and a dedicated 24 hour team of staff.

The cost of the programme depends on whether you're planning to study for one or two four-week blocks, and how many credits you intend taking. For summer 2018, the fee for one block pathways will be £2,925. Two blocks start from £5,175.

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What can I study?


Our broad programme not only offers you the opportunity to sample student life here at the University of Stirling, but it also enables you to gain credits towards your degree at your own home institution in the process.

Each module (class) you successfully complete at Stirling will earn you 10 SCQF credits, which are the equivalent of 3 US semesters or 5 ECTS credits.

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The ISS is structured in two 4-week blocks. Because we like to offer you a bit of flexibility, you are free to take these blocks either independently or consecutively.

For summer 2018, the ISS will operate across the following dates:

Block 1:  Saturday 9 June - Saturday 7 July 2018

Block 2:  Saturday 7 July - Saturday 4 August 2018

Quotes from past participants

‘The ISS has been one of the best and most memorable summers of my life. I gained a lot from the classes, but also learned from the people that I met and the adventures I experienced.’

- Kat, Drake University, USA

‘When living in Stirling, you can't help but come to adore the culture and the history. Stirling is oozing history. It leaks out of the buildings and the surroundings and especially the people. It is wonderful.’

- Andrea, Utah State University, USA

‘Hands down the best summer of my life.’

- Liz, University of South Carolina, USA


Want to speak to a former ISS student? We'd be glad to put you in touch with one of our 800+ alumni in 10 different countries, possibly one from your area.

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