international students

The Students’ Union values the representation of international students throughout their education. As a result, every year, students elect an International Officer. For the academic year 2018-19, Marie Stadtler has been successfully selected to perform the role of the International Officer.

Marie is a German student studying in her last year of her International Management and Intercultural Studies degree.  Her unique degree programme has meant that she has had to study at 3 different Universities (with Stirling a firm favourite) and appreciates how important and daunting settling in can be. 

Marie is also a STEER Captain so if you want to join the 'Crew' sign up here

She wants to help international students, exchange and full-time, to feel like Stirling can be their home. Therefore, there are plans for meet-and-greets and more! Feel free to contact her with more suggestions and questions at

our international partners

Your Students' Union is always here to support you during your studies, even if you are only here on an exchange semester. Recently, we were delighted to host staff and students from the University of South Alabama who travelled to Stirling as part of our Global Student Leader Network collaboration!

our priorities

Our priorities for supporting the experience of international students here at Stirling include:

  • A meaningful and valuable Freshers Week & ReFreshers experience

Our 2019 Refreshers line up will have something for everyone and there's no better way to meet people and get ready for your time here at Stirling! If DJ sets aren't for you, then check out our traditional Scottish Ceilidh or meet with one of our societies or sports clubs. Give It A Go week is Saturday 19th- Sunday 27th January so why not try something new or find a club that suits your current interests! 

Don't forget to check out our Clubs & Societies and Sports clubs to see how you can make your time at Stirling the best! Our International Society is a good place to start! 

  • Representing you during your studies

Stirling Students' Union is always on hand to represent you during your studies. Whatever it is which is affecting your studies you can contact Lynn Maher, our Advocacy and Inclusion Development Coordinator, on

  • Developing cross-cultural links through volunteering

Volunteering is a huge part of our culture here at Stirling. This can be here on campus with our Environmental Projects team or leading Sports Clubs or Societies, but also extends to the local community of Stirling and further afield. For more information about volunteering, contact Elaine Shepherd (Activities & Volunteer Coordinator)