Clearing dates for 2021

Looking for your Clearing place? Call us on +44 (0) 1786 467044 or email us at

When does Clearing open? When is Results Day? We provide the answers to your questions about key Clearing dates.


25 February to 4 July: UCAS Extra begins

If you've not received any university offers for your five choices, you can add another choice using UCAS Extra. It gives you another chance to gain a place at university or college.

If you don't get the offer of a place through Extra, you still have another chance with Clearing.

UCAS Extra runs from 25 February to 4 July. Find out more about UCAS Extra.

June 2021

12 June: Virtual Open Day

Our Virtual Open Days will give you a taste of life as a Stirling student. Our next undergraduate open day is on Saturday 12 June 2021. Register for our morning or afternoon event now.

30 June

UK students can apply via UCAS Extra for your university places until 18:00 (UK time) 30 June. After this deadline, your application for a course will automatically be entered into Clearing.

International students can apply through UCAS as normal. See our Clearing guide for international students.

July 2021

4 July

UCAS Extra ends

5 July: UCAS Clearing opens

You can now apply for a university course using Clearing. Why not read our Clearing guide for more information on how to secure your place through Clearing.

International Baccalaureate results published.

University of Stirling Clearing helpline and Live Chat opens for you to talk to one of our friendly Clearing team members who can help you with advice. We are here for you!

August 2021

9 August

Clearing Information Event 11am-1pm - register for updates on this event

10 August: SQA and A-level results day

A-level results are published.

SQA Highers and Advanced Highers results are published for Scotland.

Read our tips and guide on how to get prepared for results day.

13 August

Clearing Offer Holder Event 11am-1pm - register for updates on this event

31 August

Deadline for eligible students to arrange your guaranteed Stirling accommodation. After this date, accommodation may be available, but no longer guaranteed.


13 September: Autumn semester starts

Teaching starts at Stirling for the Autumn semester


When you can call us

Clearing phone lines and live chat will be open from Monday 5 July to Friday 27 August from 9am-5pm BST, with additional hours being operated on the following dates.

After 27 August, please call us on +44 (0)1786 467044 or email us at

DateTimes open (BST) 
Tuesday 10 August 8.00am – 8pm

Wednesday 11 August

9am – 6pm
Saturday 14 August 10am – 4pm
Sunday 15 August 10am – 4pm

Questions about Clearing?

Get in touch and talk to our admissions team about Clearing.