The University of Stirling is a unique place – a beautiful and international seat of learning in the historic heart of Scotland. Founded in 1967 on an historic estate, the campus has both an 18th-century castle and a loch (Scottish word for lake) at its center. A Scottish institution, the University has its own tartan that students and graduates are entitled to wear. Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands are all on your doorstep – Stirling really is Scotland's heart.
The University of Stirling employs teaching staff who are consistently amongst the best in their fields and are dedicated to the success of their students. Modules (classes) have been tailored especially for the International Summer School (ISS) to help you get the most out of your studies in Scotland. A key component of your ISS modules will be the class Module Excursions that complement classroom learning. For instance, a visit to one of Scotland's main sporting venues helps contextualize your studies in Sports Management and your Scottish history module comes alive with a trip to battlefields around Scotland. Each module (class) you successfully complete will earn you 11 SCQF credits, which are the equivalent of 3 US semester credits. Students can elect to take two, three or four course modules (6, 9 or 12 US semester credits) over the course of 4 or 8 weeks.
Below are some examples of past course offerings:
'Brief Encounters': An Introduction to Writing Short Stories
Education and Learning: A Scottish Perspective
Marketing and Branding Scotland
Crime and Justice in Scotland: The Criminal in Scottish Society
Green Politics: Theory & Practice
For a full list of courses including the course descriptions, click HERE!
All summer program costs are paid directly to the institution.
The summer program fee is dependent on whether you are planning to study for one block (4 weeks) or two blocks (8 weeks) and how many credits you intend taking. Estimated costs include tuition, field trips, excursions, housing, social activities, designated airport pick up/drop off, National Health Service medical/emergency treatment and sports centre membership. The program fee does not include airfare or meals (housing is in apartments with kitchenettes for cooking, there are also several restaurants within walking distance of the school).
Click HERE for the program fee details.
All program costs are paid directly to the University of Stirling for summer courses.
Each student will have a private en-suite bedroom in a shared flat (apartment) in one of the University's newest buildings, Juniper Court. Each flat is shared only with other ISS students and will include communal living areas such as kitchens and living rooms. All accommodation is self-catered and fully furnished, including bed linen, kitchenware and 24 hour University of Stirling staff support.
In order to be accepted into an Adelphi study abroad program students are required to:
Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to apply to study abroad at the University of Stirling.
Schedule a mandatory meeting with a study abroad advisor by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Complete the Adelphi online study abroad application. Once the Adelphi Study Abroad application is complete, complete the Stirling University application.
Meet with your academic advisor to explore programs and course options. It is important that the school you are interested offers the courses you need to take in order to graduate on time.
Select the courses you are interested in enrolling in and fill out the AU Course Equivalency Form.docx. Courses must be approved before you depart for your program.
All students must receive CIE approval to study abroad prior to having Student Financial Services determine their eligibility for funding for such study. Students will receive a revised Financial Assistance Award Letter after their eligibility has been confirmed. Depending on eligibility and any additional costs associated with the study abroad experience, students might receive an adjustment in their financial aid package.
All students studying abroad with ACN are required to purchase insurance with CISI Insurance, a worldwide coverage plan. For more information about CISI insurance please contact the CIE office.