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Featuring CCIS Programs

University of Stirling, Scotland

Stirling, Scotland (Europe)

Quick Facts

Fall 2020
Dates:  September 12  – December 18, 2020
Application Deadline:  May 31 (extended)
Costs:  $8,985 CCIS Member | $9,385 Non-Member

Spring 2021
Dates:  January 16 – May 14, 2021
Application Deadline:   October 15
Costs: $8,985 CCIS Member | $9,385 Non-Member

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Program Overview

The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) program at the University of Stirling provides a high quality academic overseas experience at a cost much lower than other program providers in Scotland. Stirling was ranked 1st in Scotland by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for a “good environment on campus” (2016).

Stirling City, is a beautiful and historic city that once was the ancient seat of the Scottish crown. Dominated by the famous Stirling Castle, the city boasts an attractive blend of modern shopping and leisure facilities and historic architecture. With convenient access to Scotland’s railway and bus systems, Glasgow and Edinburgh are within easy travel distance, as are Scotland’s major cities and the Scottish Highlands.

The beautifully landscaped 310-acre campus is designed around a central loch (lake) and has been described by the Guardian as “some of the most beautiful campus scenery in the world.” Students enjoy some of Scotland’s best sporting facilities, an on-campus-shopping precinct and cinema complex that complement a world class academic experience.

It is no wonder that Stirling was listed among the World's top 50 Universities under 50 years old (QS Rankings 2016-17). Come study abroad in Scotland; study at the University of Stirling.


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Brookdale Community College
Janice Thomas
Director, International Center

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(732) 224-2799

This program is sponsored and administered by Brookdale Community College.

Academics & Program

The University of Stirling was opened in 1967 on a brand new campus built on the estate of the 18th century Airthrey Castle. Currently approximately 12,800 students are enrolled, with 20% from overseas. 

The University consistently ranks high on surveys of student experience as well as on its academic programs. In addition, Stirling has some of the finest sports facilities on a single site in the country, including its own golf course and golf academy, a state-of-the-art fitness center and appropriate arenas for all the major indoor and outdoor sports.

Course Offerings

The academic term is similar to a U.S. semester schedule, which permits ease of credit transfer. CCIS students generally take three courses (modules) for 60 Stirling credits per semester which equates to 15 U.S. college credits.

Study abroad students may choose from modules in the following schools:
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport
Stirling Management School

Please visit the on-line study abroad course catalog to view module descriptions and requirements.

CCIS students will receive a University of Stirling transcript and a U.S. grade and credit equivalency guide.

Academic Highlights

With 20% of its students coming from overseas and more than 120 nations represented on its campus, the University of Stirling is a truly international institution. It consistently receives high ratings for teaching and research and has over thirty years experience supporting study abroad students.

Student Life & Housing

Student Life

Students can pick from a variety of university accommodations, including on campus residence halls or chalets, or rooms in flats on or off campus, all of which are self-catered. There are approximately 2,300 residential places on campus and the centrally situated facilities encourage a strong community feel. Students have much to occupy their time outside of the classroom. Student life takes many different shapes through student clubs, outstanding sport facilities, on campus stores, bars, cafes, and other social facilities. Modern computer labs with email/internet access are available to students at all times.

Student Services

The University of Stirling provides very comprehensive student services and student support. Detailed pre-arrival information will be provided after being accepted into the study abroad program. Students can make use of the optional Glasgow and Edinburgh airport pickup service and the onsite orientation program at the start of each semester. The International and Study Abroad Office provides information about a variety of tours (from half day to week-long) to attractive destinations all over Scotland, such as St. Andrews, Loch Lomond and the Isle of Skye.

These are organized by an on-campus travel agency and additional charges will apply. Advisors counsel students who have academic questions. Many excellent services and amenities are available on campus including a four-floor library, 24/7 computer labs, laundry facilities, 50 meter swimming pool, state of the art fitness center, six indoor tennis courts, outdoor sports facilities, an arts center, shops, a post office, a movie theater, a travel agent and 70+ clubs and societies.


University accommodations are available on-campus within a short walk from all teaching facilities or off-campus in Stirling city which is readily accessed by regular bus services. The University of Stirling prioritizes housing for study abroad students who apply on time in single study bedrooms for the duration of their program. There is no guarantee that this housing will be on-campus. Most housing has Internet access in the rooms.

Duration & Costs

Fall 2020
September 12  – December 18, 2020

Spring 2021
Dates:  January 16 –  May 14, 2021

Note: Both Fall and Spring semesters include a 1-week mid-semester break

Fall 2020: $8,985 CCIS Member | $9,385 Non-Member
Spring 2021: $8,985 CCIS Member | $9,385 Non-Member

Costs included:  Instructional costs abroad, fees, pre-departure and on-site orientation, sickness and accident insurance

Costs not included:  Airfare ($1,300 approx.), accommodations ($3,800 approx./per semester), Food ($1,500 approx./semester), personal expenses ($3,000 approx./semester), books ($250 approx./per semester), and optional airport pick-up ($40 approx.).

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Fall semester:  May 31 (extended)
Spring semester:  October 15

Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Financial Aid

The British Universities Transatlantic Association (BUTEX) awards up to eight scholarships for North American students studying in the UK. The application deadline is May 31.

Eligibility Requirements

Minimimum GPA:  3.0
Minimum class standing: 15 college credits and minimum age of 18


For more information visit the UK Visa & Immigration website

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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Devin N

"Studying abroad has been, and probably will remain, one of the best experiences of my college years. I made friends with people from around the world, sampled a variety of activities/foods that I don't have the opportunity of trying at home (anybody ever heard of haggis?), and learned the culture and lifestyle of another nation. It was truly an experience of a lifetime!"

Laura N

"My time at Stirling U. was completely life changing. I have never been in a place so beautiful that every morning on my way to class my breath was taken away. It was an experience that I will never forget and never want to either!"

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