The University of Stirling welcomes applications on the Common Application as well as UK UCAS application and our Direct Application form available on our website.
We recognise that many standardised tests within the USA have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Under the current circumstances and to support our applicants from the USA, we will be test-optional for entry to the 2023/2024 academic year until further notice. If you have been unable to book or complete any standardised tests, we will undertake a comprehensive review and selection process to evaluate applications. This will include reviewing your high school transcript, personal statement and reference letter. The University of Stirling still welcomes applications with any test scores you have already received as well as an indication of any tests you still intend to complete. In some circumstances we may ask you to provide further information to assist us in the admissions process.
Once you have submitted your application, please let the International Recruitment Manager (Americas) or the admissions team know if you are unable to take a standardised test or if you have any questions about our entry requirements.
American High School Diploma:
We normally require US applicants to hold a combination of the following qualifications for entry; as a minimum, applicants must hold an accredited high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale, minimum B average), and one letter of reference. If submitting test scores, we ask for any of the following:
- ACT composite score of 26 or above (with no individual section below 24)
- SAT - Post March 2016: Score 1200
- Two AP tests at grade 3 or above (taken in junior or senior year of high school)
- Two SAT II subject tests with 550-600 in each
College Board/SAT/AP: 9003
We welcome applications from students studying towards the full International Baccalaureate diploma. Normally, applicants are required to obtain an overall score of between 26 - 34 points, depending on the course they're applying to. Certain subjects may be stipulated dependent on the course being applied to.
We welcome applications from students holding a relevant Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.7 for entry to most of our Masters level courses.