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  • Locations: Stirling, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Study Abroad
Provider: Direct Partner Field of Study: Biology, Business, Creative Writing, Criminology, Ecology, Education, English, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Film, Geography, History, International Relations, Internships, Journalism, Literature, Marketing, Philosophy and Religion, Photography, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Sports Science, Studio Art
Minimum GPA: 3 High Impact Experiences: Internship
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Advisor: Kara Pike Inman
Program Description:
UKScotlandStirlingUniv
Program Description | Eligibility | Academic Details | Housing
Program Dates | Financial Details | More Information

Program Description

The University
Located on 310 acres of lush countryside, Stirling University has earned a reputation in the U.K. for being among its top ten “Student Experience” universities. The University of Stirling invites students to participate in either its 4 or 8-week International Summer School program.

The Surrounding Area
Located in the central highlands of Scotland, Stirling is close in proximity to Scotland’s most metropolitan cities: Glasgow (25 miles) and Edinburgh (35 miles). London is easily reached by train, as are Liverpool, Stratford upon Avon and Southampton. For the avid traveler, Ireland and the European continent are as convenient as the nearest ferry or airport.

Location.................................................... Stirling, Scotland, UK
City Population ................................................................40,000
University Enrollment........................................................ 7,200

Student Life
With a reputation as one of the U.K.’s friendliest universities, Stirling offers a range of social and cultural activities for students. The program this year includes guided day trips to St Andrews, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a full program of social activities including pub quiz nights, movie nights, guided hikes and walking tours. In addition, there will be additional opportunities for students such as attending a Scottish cielidh with a local cielidh band and learning Scottish country dance, meeting a famous British figure through the International Summer School Annual Lecture series, and visiting Loch Ness, Glencoe, the Highlands and the Isle of Skye at discounted rates.

Rich in local history, Stirling offers students the opportunity to explore a great number of historical landmarks, such as the William Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle and the site of the Battle of Bannockburn — the birthplace of Scottish independence. Nature lovers can enjoy invigorating study breaks by hiking, biking and camping out in the nearby mountains or canoeing in nearby lochs.


Eligibility 

  • Degree-seeking student
  • At least sophomore standing at time of participation
  • Good judicial standing
  • 3.0+ GPA at time of application (Students with a GPA of 2.7+ will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation

Academic Details

Students accepted into the International Summer School program at Stirling can receive between 6-12 credits in a variety of subject areas. Areas of study available have included biology, business, creative writing, English, geography, history, journalism, film studies, ecology, education studies, criminology, international literature studies, sociology, philosophy, photography, environmental studies, political science, psychology, religion, sports & exercise science and social sciences.

Excursions will be an integral part of each course. Past excursions have included visits to the Scottish Parliament, Ibrox Park (football stadium), local whisky distilleries, the sight of the Battle of Killiecrankie and readings at the Tolbooth Arts Centre. These field trips are open to all international summer school students space-permitting, not just those enrolled in the course, and are included in the program cost.

Housing

Program participants will be housed with other International Summer School students in shared on-campus apartments (flats). In these apartments, students typically have a single, private bedroom that includes a desk and chair, bed and wardrobe with drawers, and sink. Participants will typically share a kitchen, bathroom(s), and common area with up to six other students.


Program Dates

Summer Dates
Block 1................................................Mid-June to Mid-July
Block 2................................................Mid-July to Mid-August
Blocks 1 & 2................................................Mid-June to Mid-August  

Financial Details

Program Cost
This program is available as a Study Abroad Program. Participants pay an inclusive program fee to the University of Stirling that includes:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Orientation
  • Walking tour of Stirling & surrounding area
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Excursions
  • Social Activities
  • Sports Centre Membership
There will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, health insurance and local transportation.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at http://www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html.


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