Arcadia: Stirling - University of Stirling

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Located in the picturesque heart of central Scotland, University of Stirling is a top-rated institution with excellent facilities, flexible academic programs, and supreme natural beauty. With a five-star overall QS Rating and five-star ratings in ... read more

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Past Review It Was Great!
I learned how to push myself out of my comfort zone and how to adapt to different situations.n - Truman State University View Entire Review
Learned about a different culture, submerse myself in it and make friends with locals and other students abroad. Learned a love for travel as well as a love for the outdoors. - Illinois Wesleyan University View Entire Review
I feel like I am a professional traveler now. I learned that I cannot control everything, especially when traveling, and that I have to let loose and just go with the flow. It was definitely worth while. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I loved meeting lots of new people and learning about where they came from and how it impacted their world views. I loved traveling around Scotland and seeing the Highlands. It hasn't changed my academic interest and future plans. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I now have friends around the globe. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned more about living on my own, since it was only my second semester away from home. I also learned more about working with new people as well as how to direct a show as well as the basics of stage managing. - Arcadia University View Entire Review
Past Review Freedom!!!!
I learned the value of a study abroad experience is ineffable. Yes. - Millsaps College View Entire Review
Yes!! It taught me that I have a lot to learn about living in another country and that I need to be a better spender. It taught me that you can find a friend in the most unlikely of people- every culture is fascinating and complex. I'm going to move back to Stirling after I graduate because I fell in love with wonderful man who ... - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
My experience in Scotland was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The people I met really made the difference for me and I feel that I have grown so much in just one semester. Before this trip I had not traveled much at all, and now I'm hoping to expand my horizons through other countries one day. I'd highly recommend Sc... - Trinity University View Entire Review
Yes it was a great way to spend the summer earning credits for school and also getting to experience another country with many peers from across America. Its great to just learn a different culture and meet new types of people. - Trinity University View Entire Review


Located in the picturesque heart of central Scotland, University of Stirling is a top-rated institution with excellent facilities, flexible academic programs, and supreme natural beauty.

With a five-star overall QS Rating and five-star ratings in many academic disciplines, this modern university in a pastoral setting is home to 14,000 students, 20% of whom are from a total of 120 countries.

Known for its groundbreaking and current research, including on the wider impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic, the University of Stirling maintains robust research interests in areas that  are interdisciplinary in scope, including Cultures, Communities and Society; Global Security and Resilience; and Wellbeing and Society.

Among study abroad students, courses in the environmental sciences, ecology, and environmental education, marine biology and marine science, as well as in Scottish studies, film and media studies, communication and psychology are popular.

Named as Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, Stirling’s outstanding sports facilities as well as sport-related courses are open to you and extend to the local community. From elite athlete preparation, and a commitment to fitness for all, to innovative research into the nation’s health, along with teaching children about exercise, swimming and playing sports, Stirling has a strong research and community engagement commitment in these disciplines.

The area in which Stirling is located is directly below the Ochil Hills and the National Wallace Monument, Stirling is near the Trossach Hills and Trossach National Park, and encompasses Airthrey Loch and Airthrey Castle. The campus is a short bus ride away from the town of Stirling.

Campus life takes place on 330 acres and offers an Olympic-sized swimming pool, on-site cinema, more than a dozen places to eat, and more than 120 sports, clubs and societies for you to join. Stirling ranks highly for campus environment and has an active Students’ Union. offering a range of activities and events. Stirling’s warm, friendly community will welcome you.

Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling: 

  • Firbush Activity Weekend

  • Luss Highland Games & The Hill House

  • Golf Championship

  • Highlands

  • and more...

Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.


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Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Legal Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Cultural Studies
  • Marine Sciences
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • History
Minimum GPA:
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Arcadia Scholarships

Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participating on an Arcadia program and staying home. Arcadia scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants based on need. Approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award


Applications are received on a rolling basis.

Only students who have been accepted to a program from Arcadia Abroad will be considered for an award.