What is clearing?
What are the timescales for Clearing?
Which courses will be available?
What grades will I require?
How can I apply through Clearing?
How many places are likely to be available?
How much are the fees for students from England, Wales or Northern Ireland?
What financial support is available from Stirling?
What other financial support is available?
What is Adjustment?
How do I find a course through Adjustment?
Where will I live while I am at the University of Stirling?
Can I visit the University?
Clearing is a process, where, after exams results are published, universities may find that they have some additional spaces on courses. These spaces can then be filled by anyone who finds themselves without a place at university as long as they meet the required grades. You don't need to have already applied for a place at University in order to now apply via clearing.
For more information, please visit the UCAS website.
There is no set timescale for Clearing because this is dependent on spaces available. Spaces available through Clearing can change on a daily basis but typically Clearing will run until the end of August.
Phone the Clearing line on +44 (0)1786 466 166
Once you know your exam results phone our Clearing hotline +44 (0)1786 466 166 to discuss if we can offer you a place with your grades.
After checking our Clearing list to find out whether the course you are interested in is available, your next step is to call our Clearing hotline to discuss if you meet the entry requirements. If you meet these and wish to accept the verbal offer given to you, you will need to email the University to confirm acceptance.
If you have not already applied through UCAS this cycle: Phone our Clearing hotline and we will guide you through this process.
Once your place is confirmed you will then receive information allowing you to complete key enrolment processes including applying for accommodation, module registration, how to arrange any student funding necessary and get ready to start your studies.
We have places available for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland or from outside the EU who do not require a T4 Visa to study in the UK and you should contact us to find out more about the places available.
We do not have any places available for Scottish or EU students on any other courses, this is because places for these students are capped by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and are already full at this time.
Due to UK Border Authority (UKBA) regulations we are unable to process Tier 4 Visa applications prior to the start of the semester this coming September and are therefore unable to offer places to International students who require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK.
Undergraduate fees for non-Scottish UK students have been set at £6,750 per year. Students who are eligible to pay this can apply for a non-means tested Student Loan to cover this cost, this does not affect any other loans or bursaries you may be entitled to.
The University offers a wide range of academic and non-academic scholarships. This includes merit bursaries for undergraduate students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland who achieve three A-level grades at AAB in one sitting. These cash bursaries range from between £1,000 and £2,000 per year for the four years of any undergraduate degree course.
The University also offers a range of sports scholarships available to top-performing sportsmen and sportswomen in selected sports enrolling onto any University of Stirling undergraduate course. This includes a set of 12 scholarships worth £2,000 per year for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland and a further set of up to 100 scholarships for students from any country who hold a profile in international sports competition at junior level or above in their chosen sport.
If you are a UK student you should contact your relevant country’s funding body to find out what financial support is available to you to cover tuition fees and cost of living expenses.
Non UK students may want to look at UKCISA and the British Council to identify possible sources of funding.
If you have achieved higher grades than the conditions within your ‘firm’ choice you may be eligible for Adjustment. This is where you might be able to change your course subject to availability and approval from the admissions office.
You can only use Adjustment against your ‘firm’ choice and cannot adjust your ‘insurance’ choice. For full information, please visit the UCAS website.
First register on UCAS Track to use Adjustment. This allows universities and colleges to view your application.
You then need to contact directly the universities that you're interested in to find a suitable place. You can contact as many as you wish, but can only receive one formal decision through Adjustment. For full information, please visit the UCAS website.
We aim to offer student accommodation to all Clearing or Adjustment students.
Once you have been fully accepted as a student to Stirling you will receive an email with instructions on how to apply for your accommodation.
You can apply for one of our Talk & Tours which gives you the opportunity to come and see the University. We have scheduled visits on:
Monday 20th, Wednesday 22nd, Friday 24th & Monday 27th August.
These visits are planned specifically to suit students coming through Clearing. There are also many other dates available if you wish to visit at a later time.