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UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING, STIRLING, SCOTLAND - ADMISSION

Stirling, ScotlandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year
  9183Enrollment

University of Stirling 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Supriya Sarkar Supriya Sarkar
Study Abroad Expert

The University of Stirling accepts 1 in every 5 students, making the acceptance rate 20%. The University is a highly selective educational institution with a student to teacher ratio being 10:1. The University is based in Stirling, Scotland and offers over 60 undergraduate programs and over 90 postgraduate programs.

The University of Stirling has opened its applications for the academic year 2021. Here are a few things to consider before you decide to make an application for admission at the University of Stirling.

  • The programs can be campus-based, part time, or online.
  • Applicants may apply via UCAS ( and upload necessary documents on UCAS portal or directly via UG Stirling Portal / PG Stirling Portal, where they can upload their documents.
  • The University accepts applications the entire year, however, International Students are recommended to apply 8 weeks before the course joining date.
  • Students are automatically considered for the university's merit based scholarships when they fill the online application or while filling their annual fee.
  • An International Student who wants to study in the UK receives 8000- 1000 EUR as a scholarship by the University on average.
  • The international student population is 20% of the total.
  • The Autumn 2020 session is scheduled to start by October 12th, 2020, delayed by the Covid-19 crisis.

Highlights

Application PortalUCAS Portal; PG Stirling Portal; UG Stirling Portal
Application Fees20 EUR/25 EUR
Acceptance Rate 20%
Mode of PaymentCredit card/ ALiPAy/Union Pay/Western UNion
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SessionAutumn-Spring
Work ExperienceAs required by the course
Financial AidLoans, Grants, Scholarships

University of Stirling Admission Deadlines

The application form is available throughout the year, students can apply any time. Considering the time taken by the University to process the application, students are recommended to send in the application 8 weeks prior to the joining date.

SemesterDeadlines
AutumnJune 30
SpringNovember 15

University of Stirling International Students Admissions

In order to be considered for University of Stirling admission, international applicants must have a score of at least 65% in Class 12th and/or a score of at least 50% from a Tier I college like University of Mumbai/Delhi/Calcutta or 55% from a Tier II college.

Application Portal: Students can apply online via UCAS Portal or directly via UG Stirling Portal / PG Stirling Portal for graduate, undergraduate and additional programs.

Application Fee: 20 EUR

Application Requirements: Applicants must submit the following documents :

  • Completed Application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Official High School/College Transcripts
  • English Proficiency Test Results
  • CV (if applicable)
  • One Letter of Recommendation (post graduate programs only)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Personal Details page of Visa Application

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

All International applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit English Proficiency Test Results. However, students with a score of at least 70% in Class 12th or English being the medium of instruction during graduation need not take these tests. They have to produce proof for the same.

The minimum score requirement for all other students for different tests are as follows :

TestUG/PG Score
TOEFL iBT78
TOEFL iBT (HOme Edition)78
IELTS6.0
Duolingo95
PTE6095

Visa Process for International Students

As COVID-19 pandemic impacts international students and their education, the United Kingdom government is yet to open ways for non essential international travel and give updates on the same.

The regular process to apply for a General Student Visa (Tier 4) is as follows :

International applicants must apply for a General Student Visa (Tier 4) right after getting accepted to the university, which should ideally be 3 months prior to starting their term at the university.

Documents to provide while applying for visa -

  • Current Passport
  • Current Photograph
  • Financial Documentation
  • Proof of parental/guardian's consent if under 18
  • Proof of relationship with parent if under 18
  • Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) by a TIER 4 Sponsor
  • Passing Certificate of SELT Test (English Language adequacy test)

Any questions regarding the Visa can be directed towards the International Advisor of University of Stirling internationaladvisor@stir.ac.uk

University of Stirling Undergraduate Admissions

University of Stirling offers over 60 courses in undergraduate programs. Some of the popular undergraduate programs of the University are Accountancy, Business Studies, Nursing and Mathematics.

Where to Apply: UG Stirling Portal or UCAS Portal

Application Fee: 20 EUR

Admission Requirements: Applicants must submit the following documents at the time of admission:

  • Completed Application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Official High School
  • English Proficiency Test Results

University of Stirling Graduate Programs Admissions

University of Stirling offers over 90 graduate programs. Some of the popular programs are MBA, Finance, Psychology, Public Health, Sport Management.

Here are specific academic requirements for some of the popular graduate programs offered by University of Stirling :

RequirementsMBAMsc FinanceMPH Public Health (Online)Msc Sport ManagementMsc Psychology
Application Fee20 EUR20 EUR20 EUR20 EUR20 EUR
Transcripts RequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Personal StatementRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
RecommendationRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Work ExperienceNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
CVRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
InterviewNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required

The processing of applications usually takes 8 weeks. Students are recommended to submit all required documents and transcripts online while submitting their application. Students are usually informed about the status of their admission through email and on the given notification deadline. In view of the Covid-19 crisis, the deadlines and processes might be subjected to change, applicants are suggested to check University of Stirling's website for updates.

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