What's included?

The International Summer School (ISS) fee includes:



The programme fee varies depending on whether you have elected to take two, three or four course modules (6, 9 or 12 US semester credits).

Airport pick up/drop off

If you need help getting to our beautiful campus, we provide transportation to and from designated airports at designated times on the following days:

Block 1 Saturday 9 June (pick up) & Saturday 7 July (drop off)
Block 2 Saturday 7 July (pick up) and Saturday 4 August (drop off)

Pick ups and drop offs will be made to both Glasgow International Airport (GLA) and Edinburgh International Airport (EDI), and are included in the programme cost.

Welcome Reception

All students are welcomed to the University of Stirling community with a reception at the beautiful Airthrey Castle. The celebration offers unique opportunity to meet fellow International students who have also just arrived.

On Campus Accommodation

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Accommodation is located on the University's Stirling campus. Each student will have a private en-suite bedroom in a shared flat (apartment) in one of the University's newest buildings, Juniper Court. Each flat is shared only with other ISS students and will include communal living areas such as kitchens and living rooms. All accommodation is self-catered and fully furnished, including bed linen, kitchenware and 24 hour University of Stirling staff support.

The campus is close to the delightful village of Bridge of Allan, and two miles from the Royal Burgh of Stirling. The University's location and history make Stirling that bit different from other UK universities.

There is no need to apply for accommodation, as every student will be allocated a room within ISS accommodation as soon as a completed Acceptance Pack is returned.


A full orientation programme to help students settle in to their new surroundings will be offered on the first Saturday and Sunday of each Block. Orientation begins with the Welcome Reception at Airthrey Castle on Saturday and continues on Sunday with a 'Welcome Pack', a comprehensive information session, a campus tour, a catered lunch and a shopping trip to Stirling's shopping centre and a local grocery store. ID card collection and library inductions will also be offered as part of the orientation programme.

The Official Welcome and Orientation for block 1 will be Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June 2018. The Official Welcome and Orientation for block 2 will be Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July 2018.

Outside the classroom: module excursions

Excursions will be an integral part of each module. Past module excursions have included visits to the Scottish Parliament, Stirling Castle, Edinburgh Dungeons, National Wallace Monument, local whisky distilleries, the sight of the Battle of Killiecrankie and readings at the Tolbooth Arts Centre.

These field trips are opened to all ISS space-permitting, not just those enrolled in the module, and are included in the programme cost.

Social activities

A range of social and cultural activities will enable you to get to know other students on the ISS. Day trips to major Scottish attractions such as Edinburgh, St Andrews and Glasgow are planned for this year’s International Summer School and included in the programme cost. A Scottish ceilidh – featuring a local ceilidh band – will also be held, giving you the opportunity to learn Scottish country dancing during your time here!

The ISS will also arrange optional social activities such as golf lessons on campus, a Scottish country dance lesson, a nature hike and smaller events such as movie nights and BBQs.

Optional trips to the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye leaving from the University of Stirling is always offered at an additional cost. Trips to the Highlands and Skye provide access to some of Scotland's most stunning and remote landscapes rich in history and Scottish folklore.

There is ample free time built into the summer school to allow students to make use of the university's world-class sports facilities, explore the many historic sights in and around the city of Stirling, shop in the mall or wander the beautiful countryside with new friends.

National Health Service emergency healthcare

Should students be required to seek medical assistance during their studies, they have full access to the National Health Service (NHS) Medical Centre on campus to see a doctor (£40.00/visit), receive a prescription (£10.00) and to NHS emergency treatment (free).

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Sports Centre membership

During your time at Stirling you will have access to the world-class fitness and conditioning centre, 50-metre swimming pool and attend fitness classes.

You are also able to use the University facilities – used by Olympic and Commonwealth Game athletes to train – to play golf, tennis, squash, badminton and various other indoor and outdoor sports.

Dedicated staff on hand 24 hours a day

Dedicated staff will provide you with support and assistance and will be available 24 hours a day throughout the Summer.

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