University of Stirling International Summer School

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University of Stirling International Summer School

International Summer School

Every year, the University of Stirling welcomes students from all over the world to take part in our International Summer School (ISS). Our dynamic programme shows you what life at University is really like, and gives you a thrilling taste of one of the globe’s most vibrant and inspiring countries.

Applications for 2017 have now closed, but be on the lookout for information about our exciting 2018 programme.


Applications for summer 2017 are now closed.Be on the lookout later this year for our 2018 Application Pack and ISS Internship Supplement.

Entry Requirements

Academic Conditions for AdmissionApplicants from universities in the USA and Canada should have a GPA of 3.0 or above.  Special circumstances may be taken into consideration if your GPA is slightly below this. Applicants from other countries should have good pass grades equivalent to ECTS level  ‘B’ or top 35% for courses taken.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants should note that all students, at the time of their admission to the University, are required to be sufficiently fluent in the English Language to be able to derive maximum benefit from course modules taught in that language.  It is therefore necessary, for those whose first language is not English, to demonstrate a measure of English-language ability by having passed one of a list of recognised tests and examinations.  One of the following qualifications will be acceptable.

Here is a list of the most commonly accepted examinations and our minimum pass levels:

Examination Minimum Pass Level
IELTS  6.0 (with 5.5 minimum in each skill)
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English


Grade C or above
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) Grade C or above
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 54 with 51 in each component
IBT TOEFL 80 with no subtest less than 17

For students on certain recognised exchange programmes, there may be an inter-university agreement for the recognition of student’s English language ability which may mean that admission is possible without the student having to sit or hold one of the following tests. In this case, a student’s academic reference would have to attest to their ability to attend classes and complete assignments in English. Students should check with their exchange co-ordinator, where applicable.



After your completed application materials are received by the International Summer School team, we will review your file and if you meet the admission criteria we will send an Offer Letter offering you admission with a listing of your pre-approved modules and an Acceptance Form. We will then ask you to return the Acceptance Form in order to secure your modules and accommodation.

Final details about orientation and other useful information will be sent to students in our International Summer School Student Handbook.