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University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Since its founding in 1967, the University of Stirling has always been driven by transformative thinking and a spirit of innovation. The university’s mission is to do everything they can to give students the knowledge and expertise to make their impact in the world.

Ranked in the Top 150 of most international universities in the world, Stirling’s green campus offers a welcoming and supportive environment for students to learn.

Fast Facts


  • Stirling,  Scotland

Number of students

  • 14,000

Number of International students

  • 2,800
  • 120+ nationalities are represented on campus

Faculties or schools

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Health Sciences and Sport
  • Stirling Management School

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Accounting and Finance – top 5 in Scotland
  • Business, Management and Marketing – top 5 in Scotland
  • Criminology – 1st in Scotland, top 10 in the UK
  • Economics – 2nd in Scotland, top 10 in the UK
  • English and Creative Writing – top 5 in Scotland
  • Geography and Environmental Studies – top 5 in Scotland
  • Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations – 2nd in Scotland
  • Media and Film Studies – 3rd in Scotland
  • Modern Languages and Linguistics – top 5 in Scotland
  • Sociology – 3rd in Scotland
  • Sports Science – top 5 in Scotland
    (The Complete University Guide, 2020)


At the University of Stirling, our researchers are truly making a difference. We’re leading the fight against tobacco-related harm, feeding communities through sustainable aquaculture research and working to improve the lives of people with dementia. Our research is conducted to the highest standards of quality and integrity, allowing us to support and improve life across the world.

in Scotland

for Criminology – The Guardian University Guide, 2020

Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations -The Guardian University Guide, 2020

Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations -The Guardian University Guide, 2020

in Scotland

for Sociology – The Guardian University Guide, 2020


Stirling’s beautifully preserved Old Town is a treasure trove of historic buildings and cobbled streets winding up to the ramparts of its impressive castle, which offer views for miles around.

Clearly visible is the brooding Wallace Monument, a strange Victorian Gothic creation honouring the legendary freedom fighter of Braveheart fame. Nearby is Bannockburn, scene of Robert the Bruce’s pivotal triumph over the English in 1314. Located at the geographic heart of Scotland, its focal point is the medieval castle perched high above the city. The city is a thriving, compact and welcoming community offering great shopping, café culture, performing arts, nightlife and the great outdoors.

The city of Stirling lights up at night, and many pubs, clubs and bars gear themselves towards students. Traditional pubs provide quieter alternatives, with open fires, real ale and folk music.

Scholarships and Funding

The University of Stirling has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the British Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in studying at the University of Stirling.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

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