How your application will be considered?

All applications - full-time, part-time, and for all subjects - are individually considered to ensure fair admissions. We're committed to making all offers in a fair and equal manner, though the grades required may vary according to the applicant and subject.


What criteria are considered?

Academic qualifications are of crucial importance as we are looking for strong academic potential. However, supporting information on your form is also important. Explaining why you're choosing a programme is essential, especially for specific programmes including: Education, Film & Media/Journalism Studies, Law, Nursing, and Social Work. Relevant experience should be listed.

Evidence of transferable skills, such as teamwork and communication, are necessary. Clearly indicate how these were achieved e.g. through academic study, voluntary work or employment.

Academic references are also carefully considered.

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Will there be an interview?

Interviews will only be required for entry into Physical Education, Nursing and the joint degrees offered by the University of Stirling and Forth Valley College - Applied Biological Sciences, Applied Computing, Digital Media and Heritage and Conservation. 

How are offers made?

Offers are made by experienced members of the UK Undergraduate Office, to set criteria laid down by academic members of staff. If your application doesn't fit into the set criteria it will be referred to an Academic Selector and/or the Head of UK Undergraduate Office for consideration.

Offers are either unconditional or conditional. Conditional means we need further qualifications or information before we can finally confirm your offer.

All applications are dealt with as quickly as possible, although at peak times it may take longer. If we need to interview you, or if we ask you for further details, the process may take longer - but we will keep you fully informed.

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