IFSA University of Stirling Partnership

Stirling, Scotland


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: March 15—Extended to April 1
  • Spring: October 1

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About University of Stirling

Picture yourself at Stirling, studying against a breathtaking backdrop of the Highland foothills. With a wide variety of module offerings, you will surely find what you are looking for as you begin your studies nestled within the "Gateway to the Highlands."

University of Stirling Benefits

  • A liberal arts institution that ranks high among the world's new universities
  • Modern, well-equipped buildings and student residences
  • Excellent entertainment and athletic facilities, including an on-campus golf course and an arts center that offers excellent performances in drama, film, music and dance
  • Small-town campus environment on the shores of a Scottish loch
  • Campus beautifully set on the grounds of an 18-century castle with 310 acres of parkland and woods

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of Stirling Partnership


Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University of Stirling's Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Search for courses on the University of Stirling's online course catalog.

Credit Conversions

A full course load at Stirling is 60 credits for the semester (equivalent to 15 U.S. semester credit hours).

1 SCQF credit = .25 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Course Restrictions
In Film & Media Studies, most study abroad students can take only theory courses (SCQF levels 8 and 9 in Film & Media Studies). There are very limited spaces in the production classes, and students must have a substantial background to qualify to take these courses.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University of Stirling Partnership
Accounting Advertising American History American/Canadian Studies Animation Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biology Business Communications Computer Science Creative Writing Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Ecology Economics English Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies Film/Cinema Studies Finance Fine Arts French Genetics Geography History Human Resources Immunology International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Journalism Kinesiology/Exercise Science Latin American Studies Law/Legal Studies Literature Management Marine Science/Oceanography Marketing Mathematics Media/Multimedia Studies Medieval History Molecular and Cellular Biology Nursing Organizational Management Peace/Conflict Studies Philosophy Philosophy of Science Photography Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Social Policy Sociology Spanish Sports and Recreation Management Studio Art Telecommunications Women and Gender Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory
Most meals included
Even though all accommodation includes kitchen facilities, an independent company that works with the university offers several meal plan options for those wishing to budget their money more closely or not cook for themselves. You can register for a meal plan once you arrive on campus. For those who do not wish to purchase a meal plan, the town of Stirling has a wide variety of restaurants and the student center houses several small, affordable restaurants and cafes.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

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Kendall Hook

Program Advisor - Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Italy

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Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Ruth Casey

Senior Resident Director, Scotland

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Fall 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 4, 2019
Program End Date
December 14, 2019

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Housing is based on placement in Alexander Court. Students incur a supplemental fee if placed in Beech Court ($675), or Willow Court ($1,675).

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Spring 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 9, 2020
Program End Date
May 9, 2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
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