Scottish Universities

University of Stirling

Founded in the year 1967, the University of Stirling is one of Scotland\'s top universities, with strengths in both teaching and research. The University is based on 3 campuses in Stirling, Inverness and Stornoway and has much to offer students of all backgrounds and interests. With strong foundations in teaching and research, the University provides its multi-nation student community with uniquely flexible, broad-based learning opportunities. All campuses support a range of study activities from CPD courses to first degree, Honours and Master\'s programmes and Research Degrees. Subject areas available include Arts, Management, Human Sciences and Natural Sciences.

The student population of around 9,000 is drawn from across the UK and also includes a large international community.

The Campuses


The Stirling campus is a large, single-site campus just outside the historic city of Stirling in central Scotland, the University is renowned for having one of the most stunning locations in Europe. The Campus is less than an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh and is within easy reach of the Scottish Highlands.

The University\'s campus provides an ideal study environment and is home to a vibrant, close-knit community where it is easy to settle in, make friends and get involved.

Highland - Inverness

The Highland campus is purpose built and situated in the Centre for Health Science adjacent to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. Students in Inverness study undergraduate courses leading to registration as nurses or midwives, with others also studying for postgraduate Masters or Doctoral degrees.

Western Isles - Stornoway

The Western Isles Campus is based in Stornoway, the largest town on the Island of Lewis. The Campus supports both pre- and post-registration students undertaking nursing programmes. The Campus consists of purpose-built teaching accommodation within the Western Isles Hospital. Teaching accommodation is enhanced by the provision of library services and a range of information and communication technologies.

Academic life

The University of Stirling offers more than 70 taught postgraduate programmes, plus research opportunities across 19 Departments. The academic session at Stirling comprises two 15-week semesters. Taught masters consist of classes for these two semesters and a research project/dissertation over the summer.


The University of Stirling offers certain international scholarship awards of £1,000 for the first year and £500 for years two, three and four of undergraduate and postgraduate (taught or research) degrees. These are offered to high performing students from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, India, and Sri Lanka.

There are several departmental scholarships available for postgraduate applicants in the areas of Applied Social Science; Accounting & Finance; Economics; English Studies; Film, Media and Journalism; History; Investment Analysis; Marketing; Nursing and Midwifery; Politics; Psychology; Languages, Cultures and Religions. In addition, there are four studentships under a Master\'s Training Grant from the Natural Environment Research Council.

There are SAAS funded places available for postgraduate applicants in the areas of Computing Science; Aquaculture; Biological and Environmental Sciences; Law; Economics; Accounting and Finance; Management; Marketing; Sports Studies and Applied Social Science.

The International Sports Scholarship Programme is designed for those with an excellent track record in national junior level competition or beyond. This scheme provides coaching, sports science services, lifestyle management support and financial assistance to talented individuals from the UK or overseas. Scholar athletes also have the opportunity to take time out of study and to extend their degree programmes to help concentrate on competition. Scholarships are awarded in: Canoeing, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon. Athletes outwith these sports who are competing at European junior level or beyond may also be considered for a scholarship award.

The Graduate Discount Scheme offers a fee discount to University of Stirling alumni.

For up to date information about scholarships and financial support available at the University of Stirling please visit our website at

Student Support

On campus, students can find help and advice from the Student Development and Support Service who aim to enhance your experience at the University of Stirling and help you to get the most out of your time here. They provide a wide range of services, opportunities and projects:

  • Get money advice and support with disability and dyslexia from the Advice and Development Service.
  • Access Counselling and Wellbeing for support with your mental and emotional health and take time out to talk over any problem that is causing you anxiety.
  • Discuss your career options, find out how to gain relevant work experience, get advice on applications and interviews, talk through taking a year out, self-employment and postgraduate study at the Career Development Centre.

The Students\' Association also has the important task of addressing any welfare problems you might face. Complementing Student Development and Support Services, SUSA offers its own welfare and information service, helping you solve problems and pursue them with the appropriate authorities if needs be.

The Stirling Graduate Research School also offers advice and provides a focus for the postgraduate research community within the University.


Postgraduate students usually live in university flats or houses at varying distances from the campus, ranging from a short ten minute stroll to around two miles.

Stirling is a major tourist destination and offers everything you would expect from a thriving modern city. On campus the Students\' Association run a range of entertainment venues, including a nightclub and sports bar, and supports a large number of student societies. The MacRobert Arts Centre, is central Scotland\'s premier arts venue, offering a programme of theatre, cinema, music and dance.

Stirling is one of the UK\'s leading universities for sport and is Scotland\'s University for Sporting Excellence. Facilities on campus include the National Swimming Academy and Tennis Centre, a nine hole golf course and golf academy, state-of-the-art fitness centre, dance/yoga studio and the loch, for watersports.

Other facilities on campus include:

  • the University Library
  • 24 hour computer labs
  • the MacRobert Arts Centre, with theatre and cinema
  • the Robbins Students\' Centre with bars and nightclub
  • a shopping precinct, with bank, travel agent, pharmacy and supermarket
  • extensive indoor and outdoor sports facilities
  • a publicly accessible Art Collection
  • various cafés and restaurants

For further information please contact:

Student Recruitment & Admissions Service
University of Stirling

Tel: +44 (0)1786 467 046
Fax: +44 (0)1786 466 800