Welcome to the University of Stirling!

We're really excited that you're joining us at the University of Stirling!

Here you'll find lots of information to help you make the best start to your studies and life at Stirling.

Our Stirling Essentials module is designed to help you prepare in advance of arrival. The module has all the key information you need to be a successful student, and provides access to extra advice as and when you need it.

Your  will have a range of online and on-campus activities, to make sure that however and whenever you begin your studies, you’ll feel part of the Stirling community.

Our student support and accommodation teams will be on hand to help you settle into life at Stirling. Our Faculties will provide subject-based welcome sessions to help prepare you for your course and get to know staff and other students.

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Be Connected

Discover a programme of online and on campus events, resources and activities designed to keep you connected with the University community. Activities range from live workouts hosted by our Sports Centre staff and friendly drop in coffee sessions, to quiz nights with the Students' Union and meditation sessions.

See what's on
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Get all the info you need to get started on your academic life including semester dates, timetables and student learning services.

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See what life is like at Stirling - get to know your campus, see how you can get involved and start exploring the city of Stirling. 

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You are now part of our diverse community of students, academic staff, support staff, partners and visitors. See our advice on how to feel part of life at Stirling.

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Tech at Stirling

We know how important it is for you to get online and up and running with our IT so we've got a quick start guide for you.

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We offer an extensive range of support services to help you fulfil your potential and make the most of your time here.

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Welcome to our thriving Postgraduate Community. Find out more about postgraduate study at Stirling.

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Get ahead

Make sure you get the most out of your experience at the University of Stirling. There's lots of opportunities for you to get ahead.

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International students

We take pride in offering a truly global education on a diverse, welcoming campus. Before you get settled in, there are a few preparations you should make.

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Students' Union

Welcome to Your Students’ Union! Everything we do is aimed at making students’ lives better.

A message from Scotland's First Minister

Hear from the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, with a welcome message for all students studying in Scotland.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about starting at the University of Stirling or any aspect of student life please get in touch. We're here to help you.

See our useful contacts