The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, in conjunction with the University of Stirling, guarantees you housing in one of Stirling's self-catered flats. University regulations require that you remain in your assigned housing for the full duration of your program. Please also see the general Scotland housing information.
There is no meal plan offered at the University of Stirling, but you have access to kitchen facilities to make your own meals. Also, cafeterias are available on campus to purchase meals.
The University of Stirling provides all students with: sheets and pillowcases; a duvet/comforter and pillow; kitchen appliances, basic kitchen furnishings, and food storage areas. You will need to provide your own towels, cooking utensils and cutlery.These items can be purchased inexpensively in Stirling. Launderettes are available at Willow Court.
Rooms are not currently equipped with telephones. Computer network sockets have been installed in each room so you have access to all of the computing resources on campus, including filestore, email and print facilities, and use of the internet for web browsing. While there is no additional cost to access the internet, you will need to purchase an Ethernet cable or WiFi router.
Some residences have electricity meters which work on a pay-as-you-go system. The meters have to be topped up from time to time in order to keep the electricity running in the flat. If you are placed in one of these residences, Arcadia will provide you a stipend to cover that cost.
Most international students are assigned to a single study bedroom in either a student flat or student residence hall. Student flats consist of 5-8 individual study bedrooms with shared kitchen and restroom/shower facilities, as well as a shared living area. Student halls consist of individual study bedrooms on a corridor, with shared kitchen space and either ensuite facilities or with shared bathroom facilities on the floor. Some rooms have ensuite bathroom facilities; those without have washbasins in each bedroom and easy access to shared shower and toilet facilities.
Stirling student housing can be located either on the main campus or off campus close to town. Off-campus residences have excellent transportation options to the main campus. Students will be able to request their preferred residences. However, neither Arcadia nor Stirling can guarantee that students will be placed in their first choice housing.
Stirling Summer students will be housed in self-catered student flats on campus with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Due to the structure of the Stirling Summer program, it is not possible for students to choose to live off-campus.