Study Abroad at Stirling International Summer School

  • Study Abroad at Stirling International Summer School allows students to study side-by-side with other international students in an incomparably beautiful area of Scotland.

  • Get a real flavor of Scottish higher education and campus life on a campus featuring a lake and 18th century castle.
  • Earn up to 12 credits studying such subjects as media studies and Scottish history while participating in cultural events.


If you're looking for a memorable and productive way to spend your summer, then the University of Stirling International Summer School offers you the perfect solution. The University of Stirling was named Scottish University of the Year for 2009-10 by the Sunday Times newspaper, for excellence in teaching and student experience. Each course offered during the University of Stirling International Summer School are worth 3 semester hours of credit. The program is offered for 4 or 8 weeks.

The first 4-week block begins in mid-June and ends in mid-July. The second 4-week block begins in mid-July and runs through mid-August. Students who attend one block must take 2 courses for a total of 6 semester hours of credit.

Students who attend both blocks for the full 8 weeks can earn either 9 or 12 semester hours of credit. Many of the courses incorporate British or Scottish themes including Scotland on the Screen and Scottish History: The Jacobites, among others.

Outside of class, you'll be able to take full advantage of Stirling's excellent indoor and outdoor sports facilities, as well as its world-class swimming pool and nine-hole golf course.

You'll have access to the University's MacRobert Arts Centre, which houses the library, student center, shops, bank, and cafes, and you'll be invited to take advantage of performances and exhibitions at the Centre's theaters and art gallery.

The University of Stirling is situated in an area of great natural beauty. The campus, which is built around a lake and 18th-century castle, sits on 350 acres of landscaped parkland. Additionally, you'll be within easy reach of the Trossachs, a magnificent area of lakes and mountains that served as the setting for the well-known Hollywood production Rob Roy. You’ll be able to spend many enjoyable hours exploring the region’s beautiful, rustic landscape with its craggy mountains, rocky valleys, peaceful lakes and secluded forests.

University of Stirling provides a full orientation program, which includes a campus tour, bus tour of Stirling and the surrounding area, as well as an introduction to library and computing facilities. In addition to the welcome and farewell events, a number of other social activities are planned which ISS and other Stirling students will be invited to attend. There will even be a Scottish ceilidh so you can learn Scottish country dancing.

CreditsContact a Past Participant

Courses may be selected from various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit:

  • One block: 6 credits.
  • Two blocks: 9 or 12 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadline

  • March 31