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Student accommodation in Stirling

When you book student accommodation in Stirling with Student.com, you will get to live right in the city centre of Stirling.

We offer accommodation in Centro House, Carters Yard and Riverside Quay, for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Our student properties offer stylish student living in Stirling, whether in en suite rooms or fully self-contained studio flats.

If you are in search of affordable student accommodation in Stirling and need more information on our offerings, just give us a call or message us on live chat on the bottom right-hand corner of this page.

Get to know Stirling 

Known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands,’ Stirling is a vibrant city that combines the charm of a historic town with the buzz of a young student population. Over 20 percent of Stirling’s inhabitants are aged between 16 and 29 years.

A safe, historical and cultural city 

The former capital of Scotland is one of the safest student cities in the UK. It is also shaped by its unique history and is a thriving cultural hub that is blessed with a lively arts scene, and several galleries, museums, cinemas, and theatres.

In Scotland’s only city longlisted for UK City of Culture 2025, you’ll find multiplex cinemas and live arts venues like the Albert Halls and The Tolbooth.

See the latest blockbuster at the Macrobert Arts Centre or discover the University of Stirling’s art collection at Pathfoot Building and other cultural gems on campus. If you have seen the successful TV series ‘Outlander’ and are inspired by the magical love story of Claire, then go ‘Outlander’ location spotting with the many magical locations at and around the University.

If you are a creative, get crafty, and enjoy a wide range of original artworks and products from more than 100 artists, designers, and makers from the local creative community at the award-winning ‘Made in Stirling.’

For history enthusiasts, The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum is a must-visit. Learn about the local area’s history through the museum’s fascinating collection, which includes the oldest curling stone in the world.

Scotland’s heritage capital

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum is just a glimpse of the city’s rich heritage.

Full of character and steeped in history, Stirling is the best-preserved medieval city in Scotland. It still bears scars from its role in military campaigns that changed the course of Britain and has many historically significant buildings and monuments to show for it.

The sprawling Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s grandest with a fantastic hill-top viewpoint.

The 220-foot (67-metre) high National Wallace Monument, which commemorates William (Braveheart) Wallace, also offers views you don’t want to miss. Climbing all 246 steps to the top of the Gothic monument will yield spectacular views over the Forth Valley.

Learn about Robert the Bruce and his historic defeat of the English army in the battle of Bannockburn in 1314 by visiting the Bannockburn Heritage Centre. The Centre, which is close to the battle site, brings the battle to life through the use of interactive technology and 3D landscapes.

Explore the ‘Church of the Holy Rude’, the second oldest building (1129) in Stirling after the castle. Discover the city’s darker side at the Old Town Jail, winner of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award. Or, if you dare, go on the Stirling Ghost Walk.

Student life in Stirling

Stirling is a vibrant city, but you won’t need to venture outside the university campus to get your entertainment fix.

Students can access the best arts, comedy, and theatre at the Macrobert Arts Centre, which showcases the latest arthouse and mainstream cinema, live performances, and art exhibitions.

The Pathfoot Building has an ever-changing programme of art exhibitions. Music lovers can get their music fix with regular live music nights in Molly Malones pub at the university’s Student Union.

Music and nightlife

If you feel for a more exciting experience and want to venture off campus, Stirling has a buzzing music and nightlife scene.

Go clubbing at Fubar, Stirling’s premier nightclub. Central Scotland’s most legendary venue has an array of entertainment on offer to suit all from Stirling’s biggest student nights to live gigs and huge club PAs and DJs.

There are many lively bars and pubs in Stirling that are ideal for catching up with friends between your studies. Stirling’s traditional Scottish pubs offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere with open fires, real ale, and craft beer. Nearby Bridge of Allan’s pubs and bars, which range from contemporary bars to beer gardens, are a vibrant mix of old and new.

Many of the city’s unique venues, pubs, and clubs throw special events and offer discounts for students. Wetherspoons are a firm favourite for a cheap pint, while the Kilted Kangaroo and Tingle bars are popular student pubs.

Craft beer pioneer BrewDog also has a bar in the city centre a few minutes from the station. Specialising in the Scottish brewery’s craft beers, the chain bar features a range of classic bar food, including an awesome pizza menu.

Food and drink

When you fancy a bite to eat, whether it be Chinese, Italian, or Indian, Stirling and the surrounding area is full of delicious options with lots of familiar brands and nationwide chains.

Catch up with friends over coffee at Café Nero, Toast, Costa, or Cisco’s. In Bridge of Allan, check out The Allanwater Café, famous for its fish and chips, or take your pick from a bunch of cosy and friendly cafés on Henderson Street, including Friend of Mine and The Hideaway Café.

Exploring further

If you feel like you want to visit other parts of Scotland, weekend adventures in Scotland’s two largest and most cosmopolitan cities (Edinburgh and Glasgow) are both less than an hour away.

Some of the country’s best events such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, plus the largest and most iconic venues, like the O2 Academy, SECC Hydro, Barrowland Ballroom, and Usher Hall, are all within easy reach.

Where to study in Stirling?

The University of Stirling is an international university that is ranked top 30 in the UK according to the 2021 The Guardian University Guide.

The university’s teaching, employability, and facilities were all rated five stars in the 2020 QS World University Rankings. The institution also placed inside the top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey.

Stirling’s commitment to equipping its students with the knowledge, expertise, and employability skills needed to succeed in the workplace has earned it a global reputation for high-quality teaching and research.

Sporting excellence 

One of the most notable things about the University of Stirling is its excellence in sports. The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport has one of the best sports    -related study and research programmes in the UK, and in 2008 the university was officially designated as Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence.

Stirling University offers scholarships in football, golf, swimming, tennis and triathlon, with the goal of preparing students for international competition in these sports.

The university’s sports facilities included the National Swimming Academy as well as a 9-hole golf course. The campus also boasts tennis, badminton and squash courts, a fitness centre, and several sports halls.

All these facilities are not just for top athletes though. The university’s 50+ sports clubs, and a non-competitive Get Active programme, have helped to earn it the 2020 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide UK’s Sports University of the Year and Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence awards. So, whether you’re aiming to be world-class in your sport, or just like staying fit and active, the University of Stirling has excellent facilities to use.

Research with impact 

The university’s multi-disciplinary research is aimed at challenging assumptions, promoting innovative thinking, and finding solutions.

This is why three-quarters of Stirling’s research work was classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

A global outlook 

The University of Stirling is truly a global university. It collaborates with institutions across the world and has built research and teaching partnerships in over 60 countries.

The university offers over 220 undergraduate and over 90 postgraduate courses to more than 14,000 students from over 120 nationalities.

This multiculturalism has influenced a diverse and inclusive campus that was ranked 1st in the UK and 5th in the world for campus environment in the UK International Student Barometer (ISB) Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark in 2018.

Commitment to employability

The benchmarks also rank the university highly in employability - 1st in Scotland and top 15 in the world for careers services.

With its courses, Stirling offers hands-on experience, career support, and opportunities to gain work experience in organisations worldwide, helping its students to develop skills that are sought after by employers.

Frequently asked questions about student flats in Stirling

How do I apply for private student accommodation in Stirling on Student.com?

It’s easy to compare properties by things like price, and find your preferred student accommodation with our website’s filter and mapping tools.

After finding your preferred accommodation, go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’. On the property page you’ll need to choose your preferred room type. After making your choice, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’. One of our booking consultants will then be in contact with you to take you through the next steps and answer any questions you may still have.

What are the different room types you offer?

In Stirling we currently offer two different room types:

With a Private Room, you’ll have your own bedroom. In Centro House, you’ll also get a private bathroom. In Carters Yard and Riverside Quay, you can have a private en-suite bathroom, or you can save a bit of money by booking a room with a shared bathroom. The kitchen will be shared with other students.

With an Entire Place, you’ll have a fully self-contained studio property, all to yourself. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette with no need to share with anyone. The perfect choice if you love your own space!

Are bills included in the rent?

All normal bills are included in the rent in Centro House, Carters Yard and Riverside Quay. Centro House and Carters Yard also offer free Wi-Fi to their inhabitants.

Is the student housing you list fully furnished?

Yes. All of the student housing options we currently list in Stirling are fully furnished.

Can postgraduate students book accommodation with you?

Yes, as long as you are a full-time student, you can book accommodation as a postgraduate student with Student.com.