Visiting Students

How & When can I apply?

Our online application system for visiting students opens mid-April 2018 for students who have an unconditional firm offer to study for a full year or Autumn 2018.

Students should ensure they apply for the accommodation themselves and not to use an agent to do this.


Step 1: Computer Account Password

Before you can access the online application system you will need to “Discover” and “Activate” your University of Stirling student computer account. This account provides access to the University Portal (internal website), computer network and WebCT (online learning environment).  You can "Discover" your Student Computer Account now at

If you do not have access to the internet or decide, for whatever reason, to delay carrying out this step it is possible to perform the "Account Discovery" process when you arrive on campus. To access "Account Discovery" set both the ‘user name’ and ‘password’ to ‘discover’ and ensure that the domain name is set as ‘students’.

For further information on how to “Discover” and “Activate” your University of Stirling computer account please see:

IMPORTANT: Remember to begin Step 1 you must have an unconditional offer

If you forget your password after having “Discovered” your computer account, please contact the Information Centre at the University of Stirling. After completing a security check they will reset your account and provide information on what to do next. The Information Centre can be reached by telephone on +44 (0) 1786 467250, or by email:


Step 2: Booking your Accommodation

  • Please click on the link ‘Accommodation Dashboard’, this will direct you through to the Accommodation Services on line application page.
  • Information about accommodation is available on the accommodation website.
  • Please note that once you have accepted an offer of accommodation you enter into a legally binding agreement for University accommodation and you should ensure you read all the information provided including the terms of occupancy before you accept an offer of accommodation.  If you require further assistance or clarification please contact Accommodation Services.


Accommodation Services can be contacted on +44 (0) 1786 467064 or +44 (0) 1786 467066 or via email at

You can also access information concerning induction, registration, campus information, library services, student services, registry services, USSU and the careers service at:

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