Semester in Stirling

On Semester in Stirling, you will live in one of the most historic spots in the UK, where many a battle was fought for Scottish independence. Put on your kilt and get ready to explore this land of subtle beauty when you study abroad in Scotland. You will experience:

Picturesque city- Stirling is a quaint, historic city complete with narrow cobblestone streets to really take you back in time.

Top-notch academics- University of Stirling is respected for its quality career academics and distinguished faculty that will help you make the most of your time abroad.

Rich Scottish history- You can learn more about the exciting history of Scotland with a reenactment of a historic battle or by taking a tour of Stirling’s medieval downtown.

A real-life Hogwarts- The school has an incredible location on an 18th-century estate complete with a central lake and a castle!

Cheap travel throughout the region- Scotland offers cheap airfare and plenty of train routes to get you anywhere you want to go in Scotland, the UK, and the rest of Europe on the weekends.

Scotland on a budget– With Semester in Stirling, you can earn credits toward your major and still afford to explore all that Scotland has to offer.


If you've ever wanted to study abroad in Scotland, then check out our Semester in Stirling program. Here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique.

  • Study at an academically rigorous university 
  • Live and study with Scottish students 
  • Students from over 70 countries 
  • A campus on the estate of an 18th-century castle 
  • Affordable Scotland study abroad option 
  • Diverse courses 
  • Scottish culture and hospitality 
  • Great student facilities on campus 
  • Explore other parts of Scotland, the UK, and Europe 
  • Strong support from the University Study Abroad Office

On Semester in Stirling, you’ll enjoy activities planned by the campus International Society, including nights out, ceilidhs (Scottish song and dance nights), and day trips. On weekends, there are hiking trips and sightseeing tours. Please note that some of these activities come at a small additional cost.

You will also automatically be a part of the University of Stirling student union and can use this to join student-run clubs, societies and sports clubs. These groups organize day and weekend trips and for a very small fee our students can join in on them!

Jenna, our Site Director, is working on creating an excursion that will allow all of our Scotland students to travel together as a group. The details are still being worked out and will be announced soon!


The University of Stirling campus has often been thought of as one of the most scenic campuses in Europe. On Semester in Stirling, most of the housing overlooks the University’s own loch and is a relatively short walk from all of the other campus buildings. You will typically have your own room in a shared flat (apartment), with a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living area. Amenities included in your housing are a desk, lamp, bed, mattress, pillow, bed linen, washbasin, bookshelves, storage space, and cutlery, crockery, and cooking utensils. There are multiple laundry facilities where students can do laundry for a fee. Meals are not included in housing, however students will be able to eat on campus or can shop at supermarkets and prepare their own meals. Living on campus is the best way to integrate yourself into university life and take advantage of all that your new home has to offer!


Courses include business, natural and health sciences, humanities, communication and media, computer science, and education.

For a complete list of course offerings, please click here.

Campus Setting


Average Course Load

3 courses (15-16 US credits)

GPA Requirement


Language of Instruction


Program Dates

Spring 2014*:

Start Date: February 8
End Date: May 31

Fall 2014*:

Start Date: September 7
End Date: December 17

Program Fee


*Cost may change at any time due to the current exchange rate.


  • Full-time tuition & fees
  • Housing
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • Airport pick-up
  • University of Stirling official transcript
  • Gym membership
  • Carbon off set of travel & Green Travel Guide
  • Set up an appointment with Frances Weiner,
  • Fill out the CISabroad Online Application
  • Pay the $200 application deposit*
*This is NOT an extra fee, but is a non-refundable deposit applied towards your total program fee. You will be directed to pay this after completing the online application.

Past Students

“Honestly, studying in Scotland will change your life. I am in my final year of undergraduate school and because of my experience I am applying to Masters programs in the U.K. My experience was absolutely phenomenal, and the only thank that could have made it better is if I was still there.”

Sydney W.