University of Stirling


Founded in 1967, Scotland's first new university in 400 years. Strong history of innovation and excellence. Designated Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence in 2008. The first UK University to introduce a two semester system.

Beautiful 125.5-hectare (310-acre) campus boasting a loch and an 18th-century castle situated less than an hour away from Edinburgh and Glasgow. The historic and lively city of Stirling is only a ten minute bus ride from the campus and the university encourages and supports students and staff to user greener methods of transport. The campus has been described by the police as one of the safest in Britain and has a strong community feel. The city of Stirling was judged as having the best student living experience in the UK (National Student Housing Survey 2010 awards).


Key Numbers

  • Average tuition fees - £12,450
  • Estimated living costs - £10,900
  • Minimum IELTS score - 5.5
  • Student satisfaction - 89
  • Employment prospects - 72.8 
  • International student ratio - 9.6%



  • The Times: 43
  • The Guardian: 54
  • QS World Rankings: 451-460
  • Complete University Guide: 39