University of Stirling (Pathways only), United Kingdom

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Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

Established in 1967, the University of Stirling is a public research university in the UK, located in the vibrant city Stirling in Scotland, UK. The university was the first university to be set up in Scotland for almost 400 years. The University of Stirling is an internationally reputed university known for offering high-quality teaching and research programmes. It is affiliated with the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), among others. The latest QS World University of the University of Stirling is 478 and the university has also counted among the top 20 universities in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020. 

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

The University of Stirling has one of the most beautiful campuses in the country and it welcomes students from all over the world. The university’s campus spreads across an area of 330 acres. The campus is equipped with modern teaching classrooms and provides enough space for recreation and leisure. Over 1,500 staff at the university are there to assist the students at an academic as well as personal level. The teaching and research approach at the university are designed to meet the needs of society. Innovative teaching and interdisciplinary research programmes offered at the university are of the highest quality. 

Accomplishments & Alumni

The community of the University of Sterling has grown to more than 90,000 people in 170 countries. It includes a great number of successful and influential people who have achieved recognition in a variety of fields. They have not only made an impact on campus but also on different communities and all around the world. Among the many individuals associated with the university, some of the notable alumni include Paul Lewis (Journalist), Gordon Marshall (Director of the Leverhulme Trust), Sunil Kadri (Biotech Innovator), Hamish Hamilton (BAFTA-winning director) and Jane Ashcroft (Charity CEO).

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

The University of Stirling considers international students as an important asset for the university. It helps students achieve maximum potential by providing them opportunities and guidelines to develop their skills and abilities. 97% of the university’s undergraduate students are in employment or further study within six months. The University of Stirling has more than 14,000 students among which 20% are overseas students. Students at the university represent 120+ nationalities, which makes the University of Stirling a perfect destination to study abroad. 

Pathway Programmes at the University of Stirling

International applicants who do not meet the academic and English language test can get enrolled in a pathway programme offered at the University of Stirling.  Here is the list of pathway programmes offered at the University of Stirling for International students: 

International Foundation:  International foundation programme is designed to help the students get admission in the 2nd year of the undergraduate programme. The programme is designed to help the students prepare at an academic level and also meet the English Language Test requirement to enter a wide range of degree programmes offered.  Following are the international foundation programme offered to the students: at the University of Stirling: 

  • International Foundation in Science, Computing and Engineering

  • International Foundation in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • International Foundation in Science, Computing and Engineering

  • International Foundation in Science, Sport, Computing and Engineering

International Diploma Course:  The International Diploma Course offered at the University of Stirling is equivalent to the second year of an undergraduate degree at the University. The course is designed to help students develop academic and English Language skills. After the completion of the course, the student can directly get admission in the third year of an undergraduate programme. The course offered under this programme is International Diploma in Business, Finance, Marketing and Humanities. This programme includes the area of studies like Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing and Media and Sociology.

Undergraduate Degree with International Year One: Undergraduate Degree with International Year One programme is designed to combine undergraduate degree programmes along with the preparation studies. The candidates enrolled under this programme will develop undergraduate skills along with English Language skills. After the completion of the combined first year of studies, the student can continue in the second year of the degree programme.  The courses covered under this category include BA (Hons) Accounting, BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, BA (Hons) Business Studies, BSc (Hons) Computing Science, BA (Hons) Journalism Studies, and BA (Hons) Sports Studies along with the preparatory studies in the first year.

Undergraduate Degree with International Year Two:  It is a course that combines an undergraduate course along with a preparatory course. The course that can be combined along with the preparatory course includes Bachelor of Arts Honors in Accounting, Bachelor of Arts Honors in Business, Bachelor of Arts Honors in Studies, Bachelor of Arts Honors in Film and Media, Bachelor of Arts Honors in Finance and Investment, Bachelor of Arts Honors in Marketing, Bachelor of Arts Honors in Sociology and Social Policy. Candidates who do qualify for the above-mentioned course can apply for other courses like International Diploma in Business, Finance, Marketing and Humanities. After the successful completion of these courses, the students can progress to undergraduate degree programmes. 

Graduate Diploma: Graduate Diploma are the preparatory courses that are designed to help the students get direct entry in the postgraduate courses. Following are the Graduate Diploma courses which are offered at the University of Stirling:

  • Graduate Diploma in Business, Finance and Sport
  • Graduate Diploma in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • International Foundation in Science, Computing and Engineering
  • International Foundation in Science, Sport, Computing and Engineering

Postgraduate Degree with Graduate Diploma:  It is a course that combines a Master's degree along with a preparation study. Degree programmes that can be chosen are as follows:

  • MSc in Business and Management
  • MSc in Sport Management
  • MSc in Big Data

Pre Master’s: It is a course that is designed to help the students enhance English language skills and study and research skills to excel in postgraduate studies. Course duration is 6 months. 

COVID-19 Response 2021 

Following is the latest update on the teaching and learning programme to be conducted at the University of Stirling for the academic year 2021- 22: 

  • The Stirling council area is currently in Level 2 of the Scottish Government Coronavirus (COVID- 19) protection levels and all students and staff of the University of Stirling shall have to follow the public health and University guidance for the safety of everyone. 

  • The University of Stirling has started enabling more in-person teaching to take place after May 17th, as per the guidelines defined by the government. All information related to the timeline and arrangements shall be communicated to students.

  • Postgraduate research-based research activity is going on and COVID- 19 protocols and guidelines are being followed for both laboratory and fieldwork.

  • The autumn term at the University of Stirling shall commence from September 13 and maximum courses are likely to be conducted on campus.

  • International students travelling from another country will have to follow the latest travel guidance and self-isolation (quarantine) rule as defined by the government. 

  • The University of Stirling is doing everything to make sure that students, staff and faculty feel safe at all times by following the guidelines put forward by the Scottish government. They encourage the community to use face coverings, avoid crowded places, clean hands, maintain a two-metre distance, self-isolate among other precautions. 

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University of Stirling (Pathways only), United Kingdom Scholarship

For Undergraduate Applicants

International Undergraduate Scholarship

Value:

£2,000 tuition fee waiver per annum for a maximum of four years of undergraduate study

Number of Awards:

Multiple

Eligibility:

  • Must be paying international fees.

  • Must have received a conditional or unconditional admission offer for an eligible full-time undergraduate programme delivered on campus.

  • Must be a full-time international student.

INTO Stirling Progression Scholarships

Value:

Up to £4,000

Number of Awards: 

Multiple

Eligibility: 

  • Must have received a conditional or unconditional admission offer for an eligible undergraduate or postgraduate taught course on campus.

  • Must be paying international fees.

  • Must have completed a relevant INTO pathway programme at the INTO University of Stirling centre, which excludes English-only courses as well as pre-sessional language courses.

  • Must be a full-time international student.

External Progression Scholarship

Value: 

Up to £4,000

Number of Awards:

Multiple

Eligibility: 

  • Must have received a conditional or unconditional admission offer for an eligible undergraduate or postgraduate taught course on campus.

  • Must be paying international fees.

  • Must have completed a relevant INTO pathway programme at the INTO University of Stirling centre, which excludes English-only courses as well as pre-sessional language courses.

  • Must be a full-time international student.

GEMS International Undergraduate Scholarship

Value: 
£2,000 tuition fee waiver per annum

Number of Awards:

Multiple

Eligibility:

  • Must be paying international fees.

  • Must have received a conditional or unconditional admission offer for an eligible full-time undergraduate course, delivered at the campus.

  • Must be a full-time international student.

  • Must be a full-time student at any GEMS Education school while applying to the University of Stirling.

For Postgraduate Applicants

Postgraduate India Scholarship

Value:

£2,000 tuition fee waiver per annum

Number of Awards:

Multiple

Eligibility:

  • Must have received a conditional or unconditional admission offer for an eligible full-time undergraduate course, delivered at campus, starting in October 2020 or February 2021.

  • Must be paying international fees.

  • Must be an Indian national or living in India at the time of application.

  • The scholarship cannot be combined with any other Stirling scholarship or award. In case more than one University of Stirling award is offered then the highest value award will be applied.

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

Value:

£8,000 towards the tuition fees

Number of Awards:

Multiple

Eligibility:

  • The Saltire Scholarships are available across key priority countries including India, Pakistan, USA, Canada, China and Japan

  • Must have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible postgraduate Masters level course.

  • It is available for any one-year full-time postgraduate Master’s programmes in areas of science, healthcare and medical sciences, creative industries, technology and healthcare and medical sciences.

Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Programme

Value:

Awards are made for postgraduate taught and research programmes which usually cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses for up to 3 years.

Number of Awards:

Multiple

Eligibility:

Anyone from one of the Commonwealth countries may be eligible for this scheme.

Postgraduate International Excellence Scholarship

Value: 

£4,000 tuition fee waiver

Number of Awards: 

Multiple

Eligibility:

  • Must have received a conditional or unconditional admission offer for an eligible full-time postgraduate taught course, delivered on campus,

  • Must be paying international fees.

  • Must be a full-time international student.

  • In case more than one University of Stirling award is offered then the highest value award will be applied.

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