Located in the picturesque heart of central Scotland, University of Stirling is a top-rated institution with excellent facilities, flexible academic programs, and supreme natural beauty. With a five-star overall QS Rating and five-star ratings in many academic disciplines, this modern university in a pastoral setting is home to 14,000 students, 20% of whom are from a total of 120 countries.
Known for its groundbreaking and current research, including on the wider impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic, the University of Stirling maintains robust research interests in areas that are interdisciplinary in scope, including Cultures, Communities and Society; Global Security and Resilience; and Wellbeing and Society.
Among study abroad students, courses in the environmental sciences, ecology, and environmental education, marine biology and marine science, as well as in Scottish studies, film and media studies, communication and psychology are popular.
Named as Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, Stirling’s outstanding sports facilities as well as sport-related courses are open to you and extend to the local community. From elite athlete preparation, and a commitment to fitness for all, to innovative research into the nation’s health, along with teaching children about exercise, swimming and playing sports, Stirling has a strong research and community engagement commitment in these disciplines.
The area in which Stirling is located is directly below the Ochil Hills and the National Wallace Monument, Stirling is near the Trossach Hills and Trossach National Park, and encompasses Airthrey Loch and Airthrey Castle. The campus is a short bus ride away from the town of Stirling.
Campus life takes place on 330 acres and offers an Olympic-sized swimming pool, on-site cinema, more than a dozen places to eat, and more than 120 sports, clubs and societies for you to join. Stirling ranks highly for campus environment and has an active Students’ Union. offering a range of activities and events. Stirling’s warm, friendly community will welcome you.
Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.
Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.