University of Stirling

The University of Stirling was the first genuinely new University in Scotland for over 400 years when it was founded by Royal Charter in 1967.

The University is located just two miles from the centre of Stirling. Set in the shadow of the Ochil Hills, the magnificent 330-acre campus encompasses a loch, a golf course and the 18th-century Airthrey Castle. The Stirling campus enjoys excellent public transport links and is easily accessible on foot, by bike, by bus and by train.

Stirling, which received city status in 2002, is at the geographic heart of Scotland – dramatically positioned at the point where Lowland and Highland Scotland meet. A fascinating mix of old and new, the city of Stirling has a reputation as one of the most attractive places to live in the UK. The city is a thriving, compact and welcoming community and boasts a wide range of commercial and cultural facilities. Stirling has excellent direct rail and road links to the rest of Scotland and the UK, while London and the other great capitals of Europe are a short hop by air from either Edinburgh or Glasgow airports, both of which are within easy reach of the University.


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See the Leuphana International Office for complete information on this exchange partner.

General Information

There are two options for the timing of this exchange:

- autumn term (September - December)
- spring term (January - June)

Please note that a B2 level of English is recommended.

Application Requirements

All Lehramt students, GHR (B.A. or M.Ed.) and LBS, are welcome to apply to this partner. Usually, 2 students will be accepted per year.

Apply via the exchange programme of the Leuphana International Office.



Cost of Living:

Health Insurance: Students registered for a semester or year at a Scottish university are entitled to treatment on the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). Students will register with the local health centre during the matriculation (registration) process which entitles them to free health care (apart from dentistry work).


University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA
United Kingdom