INTO partners with University of Stirling

09 April, 2014

INTO University Partnerships has announced a partnership with the University of Stirling to create two international study centres (ISCs) providing a range of academic and English preparation courses for international students in Stirling and London, UK.

Chairman of INTO University Partnerships, Andrew Colin (left), with Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling, Gerry McCormac

The programmes offered at the Stirling campus will include General English, Academic English, International Foundation, International Diploma and International Graduate Diploma courses, as well as pre-sessional and in-sessional support. International students successfully completing preparation courses will be able to progress to undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at the University of Stirling, while agreements signed with affiliate partner institutions across the UK will offer alternative routes of progression.

The London centre will offer a range of Master’s degrees in Business and Management, Finance and Tesol (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), in addition to English language courses. The London centre will also provide validation services for Master’s degrees offered by the London Academy of Diplomacy.

Professor Gerry McCormac, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling, said, “INTO shares the University of Stirling’s commitment to high-quality education. The partnership will achieve a step change across the university in relation to our international student experience.”

He added, “The new London base for the University of Stirling will provide students with internationally recognised degrees in the heart of one of the world’s most important financial, cultural and political centres.”

Andrew Colin, Chairman of INTO University Partnerships, said, “We are delighted to enter into partnership with such an ambitious and innovative university. Scottish higher education has helped shape the world for centuries – and with this venture we look forward to helping the University of Stirling expand its global impact in the century ahead.”

The University of Stirling was founded by Royal Charter in 1967, the first new university in Scotland for 400 years at that time, and was recently voted the best university in Scotland for “a good place to be” by overseas students in the International Student Barometer.

This latest partnership announcement from INTO follows recent agreements in the USA with Drew University and George Mason University, bringing its total number of partner institutions to 19 worldwide.

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