API Gap Year in Stirling, Scotland

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API Gap Year in Stirling, Scotland

Ever want to study in a city with it's own castle and loch on campus? Explore what else Stirling has to offer in a gap year at University of Stirling! Well known for it's superior sports facilities, the campus and city is perfect for the student looking to live like a local. Smaller than Edinburgh and Glasgow, Stirling is a smaller town but with a large student population. The city has a great balance of old world and new town between historical William Wallace monument and Stirling Castle and modern shops, a cinema, and a shopping mall. For students looking to engage with local and international students, this is the perfect program! Not only will you study alongside other international students and local Scottish studens, but University of Stirling has great student clubs and sports programs (even for visiting students)!

Students who choose to study abroad in Stirling with API enroll in courses with Scottish and other international students at the University of Stirling – one of the most popular universities in Scotland. The university offers courses across five major areas, including health and well-being, culture and society, environment, enterprise and the economy, and sport.


  • Biology (General)
  • Natural Sciences
  • Communications
  • Media And Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice / Corrections
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Languages / Linguistics
  • Law
  • Pre-Law
  • Comparative Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Sports
  • Sports Economics/Management

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