University of Stirling

Scotland, United Kingdom

Public | Estd. 1967

University of Stirling

Stirling, United Kingdom

Public -1967

20%

Acceptance Rate

Autumn and Spring

Intakes

35:65

Male: Female Ratio

17.2:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

20%

Acceptance Rate

Autumn and Spring

Intakes

35:65

Male: Female Ratio

17.2:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

The University of Stirling was established through a royal charter in the middle of the 19th century. It was established as a public education institution in Stirling, Scotland to provide "education with a purpose" to individuals skilled in navigating change in the British society. Since its inception, the university has today grown to educate over 17,000 students and incorporates 5 faculties, of Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences, Health Sciences & Sport, and Social Sciences and the Stirling Management School. It holds accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Additionally, it is affiliated with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). According to QS World University Rankings 2023, the University of Stirling ranks in the bracket #501-510, while the Times Higher Education World University Rankings place the University in the bracket #301-350

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The university incorporates a Dementia centre and Innovation Park. There are two Scottish campuses within the university: Stornoway and Inverness. Stirling University is partnering up with a number of foreign universities as well. At present, the university has partnerships with Hebei Normal University, Singapore Institute of Management, and several Vietnamese universities. The university provides full flexibility to its students. If any student feels that his or her student is not suitable, then it is acceptable to change the subjects here. The university keeps a check on the interest and motivation of the students. It provides professional teachers, lecturers, and a chance to give feedback. This helps students improve their learning process. Many scholarships are available for those students who are not able to support themselves financially. 90% of the undergraduates are either employed or studying further. All first-year international students are guaranteed to get on-campus accommodation. The University of Stirling offers Bachelor's, Master's, Postgraduate Research and Professional programs 

Accomplishments and Alumni

The University of Stirling is globally recognized for its teaching and research excellence as well as for offering a world-class student experience. According to the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, the University was recognized as the Sports University of the Year. It was awarded a full 5-Star rating across Teaching, Research, Employability, Internationalization, Facilities and Inclusiveness according to QS Star University Ratings 2021. Among the top 60 Young Universities in the world, the University of Stirling also provides a student-friendly environment, with the city of Stirling being named as the "Safest Student City in the UK" as well as the "Happiest Place to Live in Scotland." Further, the Institute of Aquaculture at the University is the winner of UK's highest academic honor, the Queen's Anniversary Prize for innovation and teaching excellence. The University of Stirling has 1,00,000+ alumni across 170 countries, who have ventured on a successful career path for themselves. Some of the notable names include, Alison Jane Brittain, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Whitbread, and Neil Brailsford, Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Currently, the university caters to the academic demands of more than 17,000 students, of which, 11,000+ are undergraduate students, while 6000+ are graduate students. 28% of the student body are international students who represent 120+ countries on the campus. A close-knit campus community with a global outlook, the University ranks #1 in the UK and #5 in the world for Campus Environment. Students get plenty of opportunities to explore passions and make friends through 120+ clubs and societies. The university also ensures the development of transferable and industry-based skills to ensure placement opportunities to its outgoing students. Some of the leading visiting companies are - Pepsico, Bloomberg, Google, M&S.

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International Students %

28%

International Students %

28%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

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Scholarships

This fellowship provides a tuition fee remission for the first year of a Master's degree

Eligibility

Open to all full-time, self-funding overseas students studying at University of Stirling

Applicability

Complete the PGT International Excellence Scholarship form

This scholarship is open to full-time, on-campus, self-funding applicants who are either EU nationals or are an ordinary resident in the EU at the point of application.

Eligibility

Full-time, on-campus, self-funding applicants who are either EU nationals or ordinary residents of the EU at the time of application are eligible for this scholarship.

Applicability

All eligible students who enter into an on-campus postgraduate taught course are automatically allocated to this discount

The International Undergraduate Scholarship pays toward annual fees for qualifying students.

Eligibility

Full time overseas student enrolled at University of Stirling

Applicability

Students are automatically identified as part of the admission process and no separate application is required

The university offers the INTO Stirling Progression Scholarships as part of their commitment to attracting the brightest students to join our varied international community

Eligibility

Overseas Students who successfully completed a relevant INTO pathway programme

Applicability

Students are automatically identified as part of the admission process and no separate application is required

These awards are usually made for postgraduate taught programmes and research programmes. Scholarships normally cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses for up to three years.

Eligibility

Be a Citizen of Commonwealth Country

Applicability

Contact the British Council in your country

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Documents Required

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FAQs

The Stirling campus is a 40-minute walk from Stirling city centre /train station and 30 mins from Bridge of Allan rail station. Stirling train station is the easiest option to complete the journey by bus or taxi. Bridge of Allan train station is the easiest option to complete the journey by walking or cycling.
The Stirling campus is a 40-minute walk from Stirling city centre /train station and 30 mins from Bridge of Allan rail station. Stirling train station is the easiest option to complete the journey by bus or taxi. Bridge of Allan train station is the easiest option to complete the journey by walking or cycling.
The University of Stirling is ranked at the 485th position by the QS Top Universities Rankings 2021.
The University of Stirling is ranked at the 485th position by the QS Top Universities Rankings 2021.
It takes an average of 5h 48m to travel from London to Stirling by train, over a distance of around 354 miles (570 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from London to Stirling and tickets for this journey start from £27 when you book in advance
It takes an average of 5h 48m to travel from London to Stirling by train, over a distance of around 354 miles (570 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from London to Stirling and tickets for this journey start from £27 when you book in advance
The University of Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence. They are also home to five national governing bodies and ranked 1st in Scotland and top five in the UK for sports facilities (UK International Student Barometer Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018).
The University of Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence. They are also home to five national governing bodies and ranked 1st in Scotland and top five in the UK for sports facilities (UK International Student Barometer Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018).
Located in Edinburg in UK, the University of Stirling is recognized across the globe for its research, excellence in teaching, and offering a world-class student experience. Its Institute of Aquaculture was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2019 which is one of the UK's highest academic honor.
Located in Edinburg in UK, the University of Stirling is recognized across the globe for its research, excellence in teaching, and offering a world-class student experience. Its Institute of Aquaculture was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2019 which is one of the UK's highest academic honor.
The University of Stirling is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021 (out of 129 UK higher education institutions).
The University of Stirling is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021 (out of 129 UK higher education institutions).

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Studying in United Kingdom

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: £9,000 - 30,000 (INR 9,00,000 - INR 30,00,000)*

Postgraduate: £15,000 - 35,000 (INR 15,00,000 - INR 35,00,000)*

MBA: £12,000 - 80,000 (INR 12,00,000 - INR 80,00,000) 

*The fees can be higher for a top undergraduate/postgraduate medical degree.

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: £9,000 - 30,000 (INR 9,00,000 - INR 30,00,000)*

Postgraduate: £15,000 - 35,000 (INR 15,00,000 - INR 35,00,000)*

MBA: £12,000 - 80,000 (INR 12,00,000 - INR 80,00,000) 

*The fees can be higher for a top undergraduate/postgraduate medical degree.

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees (halls of residence at UK universities including bills): £400 - £600 per month (INR 40,301 - INR 60,452)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the UK: £320 - £1,255 per month (INR 32,241 - INR 1,26,445)

Food Expenses: £160 - £200 per month (INR 16,120 - INR 20,150)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees (halls of residence at UK universities including bills): £400 - £600 per month (INR 40,301 - INR 60,452)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the UK: £320 - £1,255 per month (INR 32,241 - INR 1,26,445)

Food Expenses: £160 - £200 per month (INR 16,120 - INR 20,150)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the UK

IELTS: 6.0 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 70 - 110

PTE: 43 - 59

Cambridge English Language Assessments: B2 - C1

 

Admission Tests to Study in the UK

GMAT: 600 - 780

GRE: 150

LNAT: 25 - 29

BMAT: 4.5 - 5.0

UKCAT: 650

NEET: 50 percentile

GAMSAT: 60 - 66

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the UK

IELTS: 6.0 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 70 - 110

PTE: 43 - 59

Cambridge English Language Assessments: B2 - C1

 

Admission Tests to Study in the UK

GMAT: 600 - 780

GRE: 150

LNAT: 25 - 29

BMAT: 4.5 - 5.0

UKCAT: 650

NEET: 50 percentile

GAMSAT: 60 - 66

Part-time job rules for international students in the UK :

  • You cannot work more than 20 hours per week for a full-time degree programme, i.e. no more than 4 hours per day with weekends off.

  • You cannot work more than 10 hours per week during a language course term.

  • You can find work for 40 hours a week, which is 8 hours a day, with weekends off after the session is finished.

  • Working as a freelancer or on a contract basis is not authorised.

  • If you don't have a post-study work visa, you won't be able to work full-time for any business.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the UK

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the UK. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and, hence, are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity.  

 

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. 

 

Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in the UK and a lot more! 

Part-time job rules for international students in the UK :

  • You cannot work more than 20 hours per week for a full-time degree programme, i.e. no more than 4 hours per day with weekends off.

  • You cannot work more than 10 hours per week during a language course term.

  • You can find work for 40 hours a week, which is 8 hours a day, with weekends off after the session is finished.

  • Working as a freelancer or on a contract basis is not authorised.

  • If you don't have a post-study work visa, you won't be able to work full-time for any business.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the UK

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the UK. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and, hence, are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity.  

 

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. 

 

Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in the UK and a lot more! 

The Post Study Work Visa (PSWV) is a temporary visa that gives overseas students the chance to live, study, and work in any post or professional path once they finish their education. This UK Post Study Work Visa path is accessible to everyone, including Indian students in the UK with immigration status. In addition, all students studying in a UK Higher Education Provider-approved institution are eligible for the Graduate Route. It is no less than a golden opportunity for international students to live, study and take up a job in any chosen post or career path after completing their graduate studies.

The Post Study Work Visa (PSWV) is a temporary visa that gives overseas students the chance to live, study, and work in any post or professional path once they finish their education. This UK Post Study Work Visa path is accessible to everyone, including Indian students in the UK with immigration status. In addition, all students studying in a UK Higher Education Provider-approved institution are eligible for the Graduate Route. It is no less than a golden opportunity for international students to live, study and take up a job in any chosen post or career path after completing their graduate studies.

Generally, it costs around £348 to apply for a UK student visa from outside the UK and around £475 to extend or switch to a Student visa from inside the UK. Here are the different costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in the UK:

  • Tier 4 (General) for 16 years or older: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Tier 4 (Dependant): £680 (INR 68,912) per month per person as a dependant

  • Tier 4 (Child) for age 4-17: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Short Term Study Visa (for 18 years or older and wish to travel to the UK for up to 6 months to study a short course): £186 (INR 18,849)

  • Post Study Work Visa: £700 (INR 70,939) + the Immigration Health Surcharge at the full rate of £624 (INR 63,237) per year

Tier 2 Work Visa (for skilled workers): £1212  (INR 1.22 lakhs)

Generally, it costs around £348 to apply for a UK student visa from outside the UK and around £475 to extend or switch to a Student visa from inside the UK. Here are the different costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in the UK:

  • Tier 4 (General) for 16 years or older: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Tier 4 (Dependant): £680 (INR 68,912) per month per person as a dependant

  • Tier 4 (Child) for age 4-17: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Short Term Study Visa (for 18 years or older and wish to travel to the UK for up to 6 months to study a short course): £186 (INR 18,849)

  • Post Study Work Visa: £700 (INR 70,939) + the Immigration Health Surcharge at the full rate of £624 (INR 63,237) per year

Tier 2 Work Visa (for skilled workers): £1212  (INR 1.22 lakhs)

Step 1: Check your CAS statement. Make sure all of the course details are correct!

Step 2: Prepare your financial documents and other supporting documents. 

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form.

Step 4: Pay your Immigration Health surcharge and application fees of £348 (INR 35,267).

Step 5: Attend your appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 6: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, appear for the interview later on.

Step 1: Check your CAS statement. Make sure all of the course details are correct!

Step 2: Prepare your financial documents and other supporting documents. 

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form.

Step 4: Pay your Immigration Health surcharge and application fees of £348 (INR 35,267).

Step 5: Attend your appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 6: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, appear for the interview later on.

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in the UK for international students are as follows:

  • Engineering and IT Services

  • Investment Managing

  • Management Consultancy

  • Investment Banking 

  • Financial Research

  • Banking

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in the UK for international students are as follows:

  • Engineering and IT Services

  • Investment Managing

  • Management Consultancy

  • Investment Banking 

  • Financial Research

  • Banking

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

The British economy is a highly developed social and market-oriented economy. It has the world's 5th-largest nominal gross domestic product or GDP (£1.8 Trillion), 10th-largest purchasing power parity (PPP), and 21st-largest GDP per capita, accounting for 3.3% of global GDP. According to Statista, the United Kingdom's predicted Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.01%.

The British economy is a highly developed social and market-oriented economy. It has the world's 5th-largest nominal gross domestic product or GDP (£1.8 Trillion), 10th-largest purchasing power parity (PPP), and 21st-largest GDP per capita, accounting for 3.3% of global GDP. According to Statista, the United Kingdom's predicted Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.01%.

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