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The University of Stirling is delighted to welcome international students from around the world to take part in the International Summer School (ISS).
The University of Stirling was the first genuinely new University in Scotland for over 400 years when it was founded by Royal Charter in 1967. The University is located just two miles from the centre of Stirling. Set in the shadow of the Ochil Hills, the magnificent 310-acre campus encompasses a loch, a golf course and the 18th-century Airthrey Castle. It is undoubtedly one of the most attractive campuses in Europe, so a visit is strongly recommended. The University of Stirling is ranked number one in Scotland and eighth in the UK in The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 table, which ranks the world's best 100 universities under 50 years old.
Stirling is a historic city in the heart of Scotland. The university campus is 27 miles from Glasgow and 37 miles from Edinburgh, the two largest cities in Scotland. Both of these cities have international airports with direct flights to several North American and European destinations. Public transportation links are excellent and London is readily accessible from Stirling by plane, train or bus. The campus lies two miles from central Stirling, which has major shopping and leisure facilities. The City of Stirling combines the charm of an historic destination with the buzz of a contemporary city. There's something for everyone - much of it aimed directly at students. The city is clustered around a large fortress and medieval old-town.
The campus setting itself is unrivalled - hills rise behind the beautifully landscaped campus, wich spectacular views of world famous historic landmarks. All of the facilities are a short walk from each other with a central social area linking the library, eating facilities, shops, student union and the macrobert arts centre. As well as many social and entertainment activities on campus, we're very proud of our sports facilities. The University of Stirling has gained one of the best reputations for sport of any UK university and has been designated as Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence.
The International Summer School (ISS) is structured in two 4-week blocks (mid June to mid August)
which can be taken independently or consecutively.
See Module/Class list
for the summer program (Module offerings are subject to change.)
Each module (class) you successfully complete will earn you 10 SCQF credits, which are the equivalent of 2.5 SDSU units.
Note: At University of Sterling, SDSU considers SCQF8+ level courses as upper division.
Participants can complete an internship
during the 2nd summer block/session.
Enroll in the ISS and receive full support from start to finish from the ISS and the University of Stirling's dedicated Career Development Centre team, who will match you to an appropriate business or organisation and support you through the whole internship. Your internship will include 140 hours of ‘work' time and ten hours of support and ‘classroom' time.
Housing & Meals
All International Summer School students will be housed in on-campus apartment-style accommodation. The campus is surrounded by beautiful walking trails, the University's loch, golf course, and is flanked by the towering hill called Dumyat. It is about a five minute walk to all teaching buildings, library facilities, shops, theatre, cinema, public transportation links and social areas.
In order to ensure that you have the flexibility to cook for yourself or eat out, most meals are not included in the ISS package. However each apartment has its own furnished kitchen/social area where you will be able to cook for yourself or you may prefer to eat at one of the on-campus catering outlets or shop at the small on-campus food shop. Students receive a ‘welcome box' of food and other useful provisions on their arrival.
All participants must purchase the comprehensive SDSU Education Abroad Insurance
upon acceptance to the host institution.
All U.S. citizens are NOT required to apply for a visa to study in the United Kingdom during the summer.