The public University of Stirling is located in Scotland with ironically enough in the same college town named Stirling. While the university is settled in what is called “the Central Belt of Scotland” the university is also part of all old castle that still resides and is maintained on the land. When the university was first open, even way back in the 1900’s, the school covered all subjects arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and health sciences and sport.
The campus itself covers a near 400 acre area, where multiple institutions, centers, and buildings are located among the 400 acre campus as well.
The university is known for its exotic flower life and wildlife since a nature preserve is located on the acreage. In the early 2000s, the University of Stirling along with the beautiful scenery and landscape attached to the area where voted on multiple occasions for being one of the most serene and beautiful area to attend college. Let alone one of the best areas to study wildlife.
At all times a near 15,000 students attend the university in person. This includes full-time students as well as part-time students who are studying an array of programs that are readily available at the university. The University offers a Master’s degree in Human Rights & Diplomacy, this is the only Human Rights and Diplomacy program in the world taught in partnership with the leading training body of the United Nations: the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.
Nearly every program that the University of Stirling offers equals out to a four year degree. The programs that are available will need to be taken by students who are actually qualified to take that required course. Also the university focuses on flexible time schedules. This university is know as one of the best colleges for international students that find it very easy to transfer and re-locate to this area.
Teaching at Stirling is delivered on a two-semester basis with the academic year beginning in mid-September and the first semester ending in mid-December. The second semester runs from the beginning of January to the end of May each year. All students who attend will have to follow Scotland’s rating system and college credit system which adds up in total to 360 credits (depending on the degree and what level the student wants to succeed towards).
The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering the liberal arts, natural science, management school and health science. The University of Stirling was also rated as a 5 star institution in 2016, 2017, and 2019.
- The applicants who apply for this scholarship must be a first year who is pursuing a Masters degree.
- All applicants that apply must be full-time students at the University of Stirling.
- All applicants that apply must be identified as international students only.
- Any applicant must have received notification and an acceptance letter to take one of the postgraduate courses at the university. So essentially this is an invitation only program.
- The applicants who apply must be going full-time to their classes and attending on campus.
- This scholarships will not and can not be combined with any other scholarships that the student may have won.
For postgraduates, these students will need to choose a postgraduate program so they can apply for this scholarship. Students must first show that they have been enrolled and accepted by the university and specifically a postgraduate program.
The postgraduate programs available are:
Master of Science (MSc)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Research (MRes)
Master of Letters (MLitt)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Laws (LLM)
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
These programs cover a number of programs combined into one, for example, Master of Letters covers all form of history and English programs that are available.
Also available are postgraduate progression courses which covers things like an international student who shows great promise but doesn’t meet all of the requirements for a postgraduate program yet. This is where the University of Stirling has partnered with INTO University Partnerships to ensure all international students who have an excellent academic record are able to proceed with their Master’s degree.
How to Apply
First thing, all applicants will need to fill out the application titled the “Postgraduate Taught International Excellence Scholarship.” On the form students will need to provide their full name, e-mail address, citizenship, university student I.D. number, and what Master’s program they are pursuing at the university.
Reward – Extra Benefits
The total amount awarded will be £4,000 to the recipient who is chosen. This £4,000 must be used to waive the tuition fees for the international student. This amount cannot be used for any other purpose other than it’s initial use.
The official and only deadline date is May 4, 2022. There is no other deadline date available and all students should follow the guidelines and dates associated with the University of Stirling’s deadline.
If there is a change to the deadline date, all applicants should consult the university website, however, all individuals enrolled with the university would receive a notification e-mail detailing for a deadline date was changed or delayed.
Open Window Submission Time Frame
The open window submission time frame is from February 2022 to May 4, 2022. Which gives students around 4 months to submit the application form that is available through the link posted to this page. All applicants must apply by the deadline listed.
There is no deferral with this scholarship and no extensions available for this scholarship as well. Students must contact the e-mail address listed in the contact section if they need more questions answered.
This postgraduate scholarship is an annual recurring scholarship that takes place each year, during the same time period.
Any one that applies should read through the university website first before filling out any application. This is to ensure that all requirements are met by the student who wishes to apply. This is also so the student knows where the ‘facts and answers’ section is within the website link posted to this page.