University of Stirling

About University of Stirling

The University of Stirling, established by royal charter in 1967, is a public university in Stirling, Scotland.

With almost half of its postgraduate population coming from abroad, Stirling welcomes foreign students from around the world. Stirling has teaching and research collaborations in more than 60 countries around the world, and more than 120 nationalities represent its diverse students and staff.

Stirling University was awarded 5 stars in the fields of teaching, employability, internationalization, services and inclusiveness (QS World University Rankings, 2020).

Stirling University is the Sports University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) and the University of Scotland for Sporting Excellence.

The graduate outcomes for the University of Stirling show that six months after leaving university, 98% of graduates are in work or further study. 

University of Stirling Campus

The campus of the University is situated within 330 acres of grounds under the Ochil Hills, 2 miles from the center of Stirling, near the town of Allan Bridge. It is frequently described as one of the world's most beautiful campuses and was ranked 1st in the UK in the 2016 International Student Barometer for its campus environment.

Facilities in Campus

Location Specialities 

  • Stirling University is located 2 miles from the Stirling city centre.
  • Stirling is a vibrant town combining the charm of a historic destination with the excitement of a modern town.
  • The town is a vibrant, compact and friendly city offering great shopping, café culture, performing arts, nightlife, and great outdoor activities.
  • The campus is just a 10-minute bus ride from the town center.
  • Stirling lies less than one hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • The campus includes the National Swimming Academy and the Gannochy National Tennis Centre, two of the finest sports facilities in the world.
  • The Scottish Sports Academy, the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland and Scottish Swimming are all situated on the site.

University of Stirling Accommodation

Student accommodation at the University of Stirling will provide for nearly 3,000 students in over 20 on- and off-campus properties.

Most housing is found on campus and in university halls.


  • The QS World University Rankings have awarded 5 stars to Stirling University in the areas of teaching, employability, internationalization, services and inclusiveness, while the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey has seen Stirling excell in the following areas:

  • Good environment on campus - 1st in Scotland, joint 2nd in the UK

  • Good sports facilities - 1st in Scotland, 4th in the UK

  • Good extra-curricular activities/societies – Joint 2nd in Scotland, top 25 in the UK

University of Stirling Ranking

  • 47th in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 45th in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • 478th in the QS World University Rankings 2020

Teaching Quality

University won 5 Stars for their teaching in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

Student Teacher Ratio ( Number of students per staff)

Academic Divisions

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities 
  • Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport 
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences 
  • Faculty of Social Sciences 
  • Stirling Management School

Why University of Stirling

  • Stirling University was awarded 5 stars in the fields of teaching, employability, internationalization, services and inclusiveness (QS World University Rankings, 2020).
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Setting, 75 per cent of research activities ranked either "world-leading" or "internationally outstanding."
  • About 120 nationalities on campus, providing a diverse and multicultural atmosphere for students.
  • Within six months of graduation, over 97 per cent of undergraduate leavers are in jobs or further study.
  • Ranked 1st in the UK and 5th in the World for campus environment .
  • Top rating for campus climate and sport, and investing £41.7 M in state-of-the-art campus and sports facilities in 2020.
  • It's one of UK's most scenic campuses, with its own loch and ample green spaces. The magnificent 330-acre Stirling campus has served as the setting for big movies and television shows.

How to Reach? Or Travel

The campus is just a 10-minute bus ride from the city centre.

Stirling is situated less than 1 hour away from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

University of Stirling Scholarships/Financial Aid

  • International students are eligible to receive funding from University of Stirling.
  • The University has also designed 2 scholarships, particularly for international students.
  • A few international scholarships the university awards are as follows:
Name of Scholarship Eligibility Amount
Postgraduate India Scholarship Open to full time, on-campus, self-funding applicants who are either Indian nationals or are living in India at the point of application. 4,000 GBP
International Undergraduate scholarship Available to students entering directly into a full-time undergraduate degree program. 2,000 GBP/year
INTO Sterling Progression Scholarships Available to students who progress from a program delivered by the INTO University of Stirling joint venture onto a University of Stirling undergraduate or postgraduate taught program. 4,000 GBP
Postgraduate International Excellence Scholarship Open to first-year Master’s degree students having full-time, self-funding international fee status. 4,000 GBP

Famous Aluminis

  1. Iain Banks – author.
  2. Jack McConnell – former first minister of Scotland.
  3. Angela Constance MSP – cabinet secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities.
  4. Grace Dent – reporter, author and television critic.
  5. Derek Lambie – journalist, former editor of the Scottish Sunday Express.
  6. Catriona Matthew – professional golfer and vice-captain for the 2017 Solheim Cup.
  7. Muffy Calder – former chief scientific adviser to the Scottish Government.
  8. The Hon Lord Brailsford QC – judge in Scotland's Supreme Courts.
  9. Richie Ramsay – winner of the 2006 United States Men's Amateur Golf Championship.
  10. Colin Fleming – Commonwealth gold medallist and national coach for Tennis Scotland.

University of Stirling English Language Requirements:


  • IELTS – 6.0 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5.
    • Undergraduate Nursing: – 7.0 overall with minimum 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in speaking , listening and reading
  • TOEFL – 80 overall and no subtest less than 17.
    • Undergraduate Nursing – 100 overall with no subtest lower than 20
  • PTE – 54 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components.
    • Undergraduate Nursing – 67 with minimum of 60 in writing and 67 in
      reading, listening and speaking


  • IELTS – 6.0 or equivalent with no modules less than 5.5.
  • TOEFL – 80 overall with minimum 19 in listening, 21 in speaking, 19 in reading and 24 in writing.
  • PTE – 60 overall with minimum 56 in speaking and listening and 60 in reading and writing.

The Requirements may Defer for few Programs.

For more Details on English Language Requirements and Admission Requirements, Click HERE.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

All International applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit English Proficiency Test Results. However, students with a score of at least 70% in Class 12th or English being the medium of instruction during graduation need not take these tests. They have to produce proof for the same.

Test UG/PG Score
TOEFL iBT (HOme Edition) 78
Duolingo 95
PTE 60-95

University of Stirling Highlights

University Type Public
Establishment Year 1967
Location Stirling, Scotland
Campus Setting Urban
Total Enrollment 14,000+
Number of Undergraduate Students 10,300+
Number of Graduate Students 3,800+
% of international students 20%
Student satisfaction 82.9%
Work-study Not available
Financial Aid Scholarships

University of Stirling Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

  • The cost of attendance for the University of Stirling depends on a number of variable factors.
  • Tuition fee for undergraduate and graduate programs may vary depending on the choice of program.
  • An estimate of the undergraduate and graduate student cost of attendance is given below for reference:
Expenditure Item Undergraduate Postgraduate
Tuition and fees 13,100 GBP 16,950 GBP
Accommodation 3,458 GBP- 7,069 GBP 3,458 GBP- 7,069 GBP
Transport 80 GBP/month 80 GBP/month
Water, gas & electricity 46 GBP/month 46 GBP/month
Food 74 GBP/month 74 GBP/month

It must be noted that the actual cost of attendance for students may vary from the above-given figures.

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
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Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

University of Stirling Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 13,900


£ 15,510

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 8,213

Campus accommodation

£ 7,740

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

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