- Minimum GPA: 2.8
- Judicial Check
- Must have valid passport or have passport application in progress at time of application
Currently Accepting Applications for:
- Fall 24 Program Dates: September – December
- SMCM Application Deadline: March 15th
- CIS Abroad Application Deadline: April 15th, but apply sooner!
- Study on an 18th -century estate with a lake (loch), castle, and golf course
- Hiking trails abound on campus, as well as great athletic facilities!
- Ranked #1 in the UK for best campus environment
Study Abroad Budget
View Estimated Semester Budget (Organized Geographically)
Financing Studying Abroad
Office of International Education Scholarships (Need-Based, Merit-Based, Region Specific, Language Study)
CIS Abroad Scholarships (Merit-Based, First-Generation, BIPOC, LGBTQ+)
About the Program
SMCM-CIS in Stirling, Scotland provides students with the opportunity to focus on a variety of subjects – including Aquaculture or Marine Science coursework – while enjoying a high level of support at the UK’s #1 ranked campus environment. In free time, students can hike around the campus (an 18th century estate) on an historic battleground with a loch alongside more than 11,000 students from 80 countries around the world. The campus, founded in 1967, is paradoxically an historic jewel while also a technologically advanced and modern campus. While abroad, students are supported by CIS Abroad, as well as Stirling’s university services, and they will also have the opportunity to participate in the University’s clubs and organizations.
Known as the “Gateway to the Highlands,” this quaint and historic city is abuzz with student life. Day trips to the highlands and Loch Ness are not out of reach, and the city is a small and safe environment. The city center is accessible by bus, walking, or biking, and Edinburgh and Glasgow are easy train rides away.
Students are expected to take three courses at Stirling (“modules”), for an equivalent of full-time student enrollment. The CIS guide to course registration is found here, and the course catalog at Stirling can be found directly here.
A wide variety of courses are offered in:
- Art & Design
- Business & Communications
- Aquaculture, Natural Sciences
- Social Sciences
- World Languages
- And more!
Housing and Meals
Students live in private rooms in shared flats with shared bathroom, kitchen, and living areas. The campus is considered one of the most scenic campuses in Europe – overlooking a loch!
Meals are not provided, but students may either cook for themselves in the shared kitchen or enjoy eating on campus.
CIS Abroad students are able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. For example, these have included excursions to the Wallace Monument, Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site, Mountains and Lochs Trip, and more!
How credits taken abroad will transfer back to SMCM.
The academic and judicial requirements for any student considering studying abroad.
How financial aid will apply towards your study abroad program and what scholarships are available.
Payment processes for semester-long, short-term, and non-SMCM study abroad programs.