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May 04th, 2021

University of Stirling

UStirling Feature
Semester Abroad
University of Stirling
Stirling, Scotland
Founded in 1967, the University of Stirling is a unique, beautiful place in the heart of Scotland. Situated on a historic estate, the campus has both a loch and an 18th Century castle at its center.
The University of Stirling is renowned for its dedication to innovation and excellence. The stunning, safe campus sits on 330-acres (similar in size to HPU’s campus) and has everything students require on hand. The teaching approach is ranked highly by students and educational experts and is internationally respected for excellent research.

The University of Stirling offers an extremely supportive environment for students of all nationalities, ages, and backgrounds. With over 100 nationalities represented on campus and 23 percent of students coming from overseas, the university ensures that all international students become part of the friendly and caring community.

The city of Stirling (population 41,000) is situated two miles away from campus. Public transportation allows students to easily visit a wide range of shops and restaurants available. The living expenditure in Stirling is one of the lowest in the UK, meaning money goes a lot further. Stirling is situated less than an hour's drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Two nearby international airports provide convenient travel to other locations in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Program Fees
Tuition & Academic Fees
Standard HPU rates to be paid to HPU.
University of Stirling rates to be paid to the University of Stirling.
Meals are self-catered.
Health & Safety Plan
At the time of publishing, the rate is estimated at $325 per semester, to be paid to HPU.
Additional Expenses
Students will be responsible for all travel, immigration, and personal and other expenses.
University of Stirling
Stirling, Scotland
Applications are due during the spring semester prior to the study abroad term.
Fall Semester Study Abroad:
- September through December
- Application Deadline: March 1

Spring Semester Study Abroad:
- January through May
- Application Deadline: May 1
3.0 GPA & Sophomore Status
Office of Global Education, Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Academic Information
Teaching at the University of Stirling is carried out through a series of lectures and smaller group seminars, with some subjects also incorporating practical lab sessions. Education in the UK has a strong focus on independent study, with the number of dedicated hours varying between subjects. Stirling's Student Learning Services department is always on hand to offer guidance on making the most of your academic studies.

One Stirling course module (what we call class) is equivalent to 20 Stirling SCQF credits, which is equivalent to 5 US credits. Three Stirling modules (60 SCQF credits) is a full semester load. There are half modules offered at 10 SCQF (3 HPU credits) and double modules at 40 SCQF (10 HPU credits) also available.

To view the full list of courses available, please visit Stirling’s course catalog. Undergraduate students should look for Levels 7, 8, and 9 modules. Level 10 modules are primarily reserved for students studying an honours degree at Stirling and require quite a bit of preparation work to be considered for enrollment. Students desiring to enroll in a Level 10 module will need to submit to Stirling faculty thorough proof of their completion of equivalent pre-requisite work at HPU.

Syllabi can be downloaded from Stirling's online catalog system. While students will be enrolling in 3 modules, they should choose at least 6 modules for approval; however, schedule changes can be made via email before arrival and during orientation after arrival. Courses can be from across disciplines.

Note: The International Business course is taught only during fall terms.
Credits Information
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.