How to Apply

Applying for September 2017 entry through UCAS

If you're interested in full-time study at the University of Stirling, you must apply through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). This applies to both UK and overseas students – even if you're simply applying for transfer or credited entry.

Please note: The exception to this rule is that if you are a student applying from the USA and are only applying to the University of Stirling as your UK University of choice, you can use the Common Application.


How to apply

You'll need to complete an online 2017 UCAS application form. For. For an up-to-date list of courses available please refer to the UCAS website.

All applications are done online through 'Apply', a web-based application process. This can be submitted by individual applicants or by a registered user (e.g. through your school, college or agent). You should check to see whether or not your current institution is a registered user.

For further help and information, visit:

UCAS provides a helpline for filling in the form, tel: +44 (0) 871 468 0 468

There's also a version of the application for students with overseas addresses:

Our overseas representatives (agents) can help you apply to the University.

When to apply

UCAS can start receiving applications for September 2017 entry from 1 September 2016 onwards.

You should apply as soon as you've made a careful and considered choice. Universities are obliged to consider all applications if they are sent to UCAS by 15 January 2016. It's in your best interest to apply before this date. Any applications received after this date are considered by institutions at their discretion, and no guarantee can be made that they will be given the same level of consideration as applications received before it.

You should contact the UK Undergraduate Office if you're applying after this date to check we're still accepting applications in your requested subjects.

UK Undergraduate Office
University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA

+44 (0)1786 467044

International applicants have until 30 June to apply. However, all applicants should apply as early as possible and not leave it to the final date.

Course choices

You may apply for five institutions/courses on the UCAS form. Don't feel obliged to use all five choices. If you wish to apply to the University of Stirling for more than one degree course, you'll normally have to make separate entries on your application form for each choice.

Application fee

There is a fee to apply to UCAS of £23 (£12 for a single application). You should refer to UCAS instructions regarding methods of payment.

Applications for full-time study, January entry

Applications for entry in January are currently made direct to the University (not UCAS). Not all courses offer January entry so please check availability with the University and for an application form. Application forms can be obtained from:

UK Undergraduate Office
University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA

+44 (0)1786 467044

Application for part-time study

For both January and September entry to part-time degree study, you should apply directly to the UK Undergraduate Office.

UK Undergraduate Office
University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA

+44 (0)1786 467044

If you are an adult learner returning to education, previous qualifications and levels of study are considered. The Head of UK Undergraduate Office or Deputy looks at all applications and these are passed to Academic Selector(s) when appropriate. Students with few qualifications or ones which are not recent, may initially be offered a place to study a stand-alone module with the possibility of transferring to degree study at a later date. If applying as a recent school leaver, the typical entry requirements are normally required (see relevant subject entries for further details).

Between school and university deferred entry

We're happy to consider applications from students who may wish to defer their entry for a year. Such applicants should apply in the normal way in the autumn of 2016 for admission in September 2018. There is a box on the UCAS form for applicants to indicate this.

For more detailed advice contact:

Student Recruitment & Admissions Service
UK Undergraduate Office

+44 (0)1786 467044

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