University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

  • Home
  • >
  • UK
  • >
  • University of Stirling, Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland
Estd 1967

Updated on - Feb 22nd, 2021 | 05:50 PM By Archana S

Overview Content

The University of Stirling is a globally recognized university for its excellence in teaching, research, and offering a world-class student experience. The campus is designated as one of the UK's top 20 heritage sites of the 20th century by the International Council on Monuments and Sites. The University of Stirling provides undergraduate, postgraduate, and other professional courses to over 14,000 students from over 120 countries around the world.

When was the University of Stirling Established?

The University of Stirling was founded in 1967 and has been the first new university to be established in Scotland for nearly 400 years. 

Where is the University of Stirling? 

The University of Stirling is located in Stirling in Scotland. It has its main campus on the edge of Stirling, very close to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The University of Stirling Accreditation and Affiliations

The University of Stirling has been affiliated with the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Universities UK. 

Education at the University of Stirling

The University of Stirling offers 220 undergraduate program combinations and 90 postgraduate program options. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in the fields like accounting and finance, business studies, business computing, data science, law and journalism studies, and many others. Stirling has master’s degrees like MSc, MRes, MLitt, for fields like heritage, business analytics, data science for business, criminology, etc. It also has doctorate options for interested applicants, with options like Doctorate of Business Administration, Doctorate of Education, Doctorate of Diplomacy, etc.

Why Choose the University of Stirling?

The University of Stirling is globally known for its research excellence in teaching, research, and offering a world-class student experience. It was placed 6th in Scotland and 45th in the UK by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. Given below are some of the reasons to choose the University of Stirling over any other university in the UK:

  • One of the world's top 400 universities
  • Top 60 in the world in the Times Higher Education Golden Age University Rankings 2020
  • 82.9% student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2019) 
  • Ranked 4th in Scotland and 38th in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018
  • More than 97% of our undergraduate leavers are in employment or further study within six months of graduating
  • 96% of our postgraduate leavers are in employment or further study within six months of graduating 1st in Scotland, Top 5 in the UK, and Top 15 in the World for careers services (UK International Student Barometer (ISB) Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018)
  • 2nd in Scotland and 5th in the UK for sports facilities (UK International Student Barometer Benchmark 2018)
  • Campus: 1st in the UK and 5th in the World for the campus environment

Faculties, Departments, and Schools in the University of Stirling 

The University of Stirling imparts quality undergraduate and postgraduate courses and programs in various fields such as computer science, finance, law, philosophy, etc. The different courses are organized into faculties that help the students get a quality education. The faculties and schools under the University of Stirling include:

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

Financial Aid at the University of Stirling

The University of Stirling offers various financial aid to its international students in the form of scholarships and bursaries. Some of the funding options for international students at the University of Stirling have been listed below: 

  • Postgraduate India Scholarship
  • International Undergraduate scholarship
  • INTO Sterling Progression Scholarships
  • Postgraduate International Excellence Scholarship

Student Services at the University of Stirling

The University of Stirling offers various support and services to ensure all students have equal opportunities to succeed in their educational goals. The services offered are in addition to the supportive and encouraging staff and faculty on campus. The amenities provided by the University of Stirling are:

Accommodation

The Atrium

Sports Facilities

Library

Cinema and Theatre- Macrobert Arts Centre

Medical and Dental Services

Learning Services

Health and Fitness

Students’ Union

Accessibility Services

Financial Support

Mental Health and Wellbeing 

Counseling Services

Study Skills Workshops


University Stats

Student Population at the University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is known for its research excellence in teaching, research, and offering a world-class student experience. It offers over 170 courses and programs under various disciplines to students from over 120 countries around the world. The student enrollment and faculty data that reflect the eminence of the University of Stirling are given below:

Student Enrollment

14,000+

Undergraduate Students

10,300+

Postgraduate Students

3,800+

Staff and Faculty

1,500+

University of Stirling Rankings

The University of Stirling is a world-renowned international research university. It is also known for being one of the UK’s top 20 heritage sites of the 20th century. The national and international rankings endowed on the University of Stirling by the various organizations are listed below:

  • Ranked no. 5 stars in the field of teaching, employability, internationalization, facilities, and inclusiveness by the QS World University Rankings in 2020
  • Ranked by The Guardian University Guide 2020
  • Business & Management Studies ranked Top 5 in Scotland and Top 20 in the UK by The Complete University Guide 2021
  • Communication and Media Studies ranked 2nd in Scotland, top 15 in the UK by The Complete University Guide 2020
  • Ranked Sports University of the Year 2020 by Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • Arts & Humanities  ranked top 250 in the world by Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2020
  • Winner of the UK’s highest academic honor- Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2019
  • Human Resource Management ranked 1st in the UK by The National Student Survey 2019

Student-Faculty Ratio

16:1

Male-Female Ratio

16:1

International Students

2800

Total Enrolment

14,000


Admission Details

How can I get into the University of Stirling?

Admission to both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Stirling requires certain country-specific academic requirements. International applicants should submit the English language proficiency test scores such as TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE, etc. The University of Stirling admission requirements for the Indian students are as follows:

  • UG applicants should have a minimum cumulative score of 65% in grade 12
  • PG applicants should have graduated with at least 50% from Tier 1 College/ University or at least 55% from a Tier 2 College/ University.
  • Official transcripts
  • English language proficiency test score
  • Personal essay
  • CV/ Resume
  • Mark sheets and certificates
  • Letter of recommendation

Acceptance Rate

Minimum Score
TOEFL Requirements

Min. 80


Minimum Score
IELTS Requirements

Min. 6


Application Website


Accepts Direct Application

yes


Total Applications

-


Average Tuition Fees

The tuition fees to be paid by the international students at the University of Stirling gives access to world-class teaching, supportive tutors, and the facilities required to achieve their potential. The basic tuition fee for the international students applying for undergraduate programs ranges between £12,900–£14,700 and for the postgraduate applicants, it is between £11,000–£12,900. The average tuition fees for international students at the University of Stirling is as follows:

Degree Type Tuition Fees
Diploma -
Undergraduate $15,763
Post Graduate $20,145

Application Details

The application portal varies for undergraduate and graduate applications to the University of Stirling. UG applications are processed through the UCAS portal and the PG applications are processed through an online application on the official website. The application fee for a single course is £18 and for multiple courses, it is £24. The intake seasons for application are Autumn and Spring. There is no particular application deadline for the UG and PG courses. The international applicants are however advised to apply at least 8 weeks before the start of the course. The University of Stirling application deadline is shown below:

Events Dates
Application Deadline
2021-01-15

Other Fees

What is the Annual Average Cost to attend the University of Stirling?

The other fees applicable while pursuing studies at the University of Stirling are the living costs. The living costs include accommodation charges, food costs, leisure, clothing, books, a phone bill, travel charges, etc. The monthly approximate living costs for international students at the University of Stirling are as follows:

  • Accommodation: £364- £744
  • Food: £173
  • Leisure: £120
  • Clothing: £30
  • Books: £25
  • Phone Bill: £45
  • Travel Charges: £35
Average Annual Tuition Fees
$20,145
Average Accommodation
€8,150
Application Fees
€25

Courses Fees

The University of Stirling offers over 170 undergraduate and postgraduate programs and courses in the field of law, management, philosophy, media, etc to students from over 120 countries around the world. The course fee can either be paid in full before/ upon enrollment or spread over manageable monthly installments. The course fees for various University of Stirling courses is given below:

Master Courses:

Bachelor Courses:

Master of Business Administration [M.B.A]

Course Fees: $23367


Master of Laws [L.L.M]

Course Fees: $20494


Bachelor of Arts [B.A]

Course Fees: $ - $18921


Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]

Course Fees: $15783 - $18921


Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B]

Course Fees: $15763


View All Courses


Contact Information

For any general inquiries, one can get in touch with the University of Stirling on +44 (0)1786 473171. The Student Recruitment team can be reached on +44 (0)1786 467046 and [email protected] for any queries regarding undergraduate course choices or application process. Find below the University of Stirling location and other contact details:

Stirling, Scotland

Location

+44-17-86-47-3171

Contact No