You will take 15 credit hours, typically over three classes per semester. Sophomore, junior, and seniors are limited to taking only one first year course. Prior to leaving, you must obtain approval for 8-10 classes per semester. Final course registration takes place upon arrival at the University of Stirling.
Academic Year = 132 SCQF units = 30 semester hour credits
Fall or Spring Semester = 66 SCQF units = 15 U.S. semester hour credits
Most students take 3 Stirling classes per semester.
University of Stirling courses available to study abroad students are located on the Stirling website.
Click on the link "Study Abroad Course Course Catalog" to view a pdf with all of the courses available to visiting students listed by department, and you should also familiarize yourself with the details in the "Essential Information" document.
You will need Adobe Acrobat to open this document. All listings include: the course number and title, which semester the course is on offer (autumn or spring), prerequisites, SCQF credits and the SCQF level.
Understanding Course Codes
See "Availability" in each course description for
SCQF Level 8 = a Freshman/ Sophomore level course (course numbers ending in 1 or 2)
SCQF Level 9 = a Junior level course (course numbers ending in 3 or 4)
SCQF Level 10 = Honors Level = a Senior/Graduate level course (course numbers ending in 5-8 or a letter)
(Generally the last digit of a course number will indicate whether it's offered in the fall or spring; if the course code ends in an odd number, it's a Fall course, if the course code ends in an even number, the course is offered in the Spring.)
To qualify for Level 10 courses, you must have:
Most departments will limit a qualified student to no more than one or two Level 10 courses per semester.
Submit the online course registration form to The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University through your Arcadia Passport.
List all course choices and alternates in order of preference. Your first choices may not be available due to timetabling, prerequisite or availability issues.
Please choose at least eight courses for a single semester, and twelve for an academic year, in order to ensure a wide range of course approvals.
This form is used only to determine your eligibility for admission and for the pre-registration process at Stirling.
After you are accepted, courses will be pre-approved by Stirling prior to your arrival. Your program manager will notify you as to which courses were approved, and from that list, you will need to choose three courses which you would like to take, and one alternate selection. This course confirmation process must be completed in a timely manner in order to finalize your registration at Stirling.
You are responsible for: