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Stirling, Scotland Academics

To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good standing (academic, financial and conduct) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.00. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a freshman but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins.

All University of Stirling courses are worth 5 U.S. credits. You must take 3 classes (15 credits) per semester. Course descriptions for the University of Stirling can be found at:

At Stirling, course level is indicated by the following numbers: 
SCQF level 8= First Year Modules, Lower Division
SCQF 9= Second Year Modules, Lower Division
SCQF level 10 = Third and Fourth Year Modules, Upper Division

Each course is assigned an SCQF level ranging from 8-10. Level 8 courses are generally first year courses, level 9 are normally second year courses which require some background knowledge, and level 10 courses are usually third and fourth year courses which are at an advanced level and require considerable background in this subject area. 

Special Note on First Year Modules:  You are only permitted to take one first-year module a semester. The first-year modules are clearly marked in our course catalogue with red text in the course catalogue.  However, you can request special permission to take two first year modules.

Business Students: In order to take level 9 or 10 business courses, you have taken at least one course in your major beyond the UW-Eau Claire business core. For example, if you want to take a level 9 marketing course, you should have taking at least one UWEC marketing course upon completion of the UWEC business core. Students with specific questions on this situation should schedule a meeting with the Stirling study abroad coordinator.

Many courses you can take at University of Stirling have already been evaluated for UW-Eau Claire credit.  To find courses that have been evaluated for Stirling, you will go to the Transfer Wizard site here:

Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalences. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered during the term in which you are abroad.

  1. Choose United Kingdom in from the “Country” pull down menu, then hit “Search”*
  2. Select “Univ of Stirling” by clicking the link.
  3. There are a few different ways to search for course equivalencies:
  • Search the first 300:  To see the first 300, simply hit the “Search” button without putting in a subject. The first 300 courses, in alphabetical order by the U of Stirling “School Subject” (e.g. ACC for accounting or BIO for biology) will appear.  However, more than 300 courses have been evaluated for Stirling. As such you cannot see all Stirling courses by searching in this way.
  • Search by U of Stirling “School Subject”:  For example, if you only want to see courses designated as biology by U of Stirling, input “BIO” in the search function, which is the biology subject code at U of Stirling.  To find the Stirling subject codes, look at the course catalogue.  You will need to select the subject to find the subject code
  • Search by course: If you want to see if a particular U of Stirling course has an established UWEC equivalency, you can enter the U of Stirling subject code and course number (e.g. ACC9A1) in the “Search”.  Some courses may not have an established equivalency.  An official equivalency can be established for the course after you are accepted to the program.

For students in catalog years through 2015-2016, this program fulfills the Foreign Culture requirement upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

For students in catalog years 2016 and later, this program can fulfill an integrated learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments.  Email  for details.

The Stirling academic calendar is divided into two 15-week semesters. The autumn semester runs from September to mid-December and spring from February to late May. There is a one week mid-semester break during each semester. Assessment takes place before the end of each semester.

updated 9/13/2016 ccm

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