Clearing and Adjustment FAQs

We're always here to help. That's why we've compiled the answers to some of our students' most Frequently Asked Questions about Clearing and Adjustment.

 

If you can't find the answer you're looking for, don't panic. Simply call our Clearing and Exam Helpline or fire us an email. Our helpline is open from 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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What is Clearing?

When you get your exam results, you may not meet the conditions of your Firm or Insurance course offers. Clearing gives you the chance to explore new options by helping to match you with universities that still have places left for the new academic year.

UCAS has an all-encompassing Clearing Guide on their website to help you through this process.


How can I apply through Clearing?

Applying to the University of Stirling through Clearing is quick and simple:

  1. On Results Day, you should immediately consult UCAS Track to see if you've met the conditions of your Firm or Insurance offer. If you have not, or would like to apply for a different course, it’s time to explore other opportunities.
  2. Check out the University of Stirling’s list of courses available for Scottish and EU students, and courses in Clearing for all other students. You can also find this list on UCAS.
  3. If you spot a course you’re interested in, don’t hesitate! Phone our Clearing and Exam Helpline immediately so that we can tell you more about your chosen course and guide you through the next steps. Don’t forget to have your UCAS Personal ID number ready – this allows us to view your UCAS application and speeds up the process for you.
  4. In most cases, we'll be able to give you an immediate decision over the telephone. If you're offered a place on your chosen course, you will receive an email from the University of Stirling to confirm the verbal offer and to provide further information on what happens next.
  5. Finally, you must then confirm your place at the University of Stirling via UCAS. Once you are happy with your choice, sign in to UCAS Track, click “Add Clearing choice” and fill in the details for your new University of Stirling course. This confirms that you definitely wish to accept your offer, and once your details have been verified, UCAS Track will update to show that you have been formally accepted by the University.

Not filled in a UCAS application form? If you haven't already applied for a university place through UCAS, you'll need to complete an online application form in order to find a place through Clearing. You can find guides on how to fill in this application on the UCAS website.


What places are available?

For an up-to-date list of the courses and places available please consult our Clearing list.


What grades do I need?

Once you've found out your exam results, you should phone our Clearing and Exam Helpline immediately. This helpline can be reached on: +44 (0)1786 466 166. From there, a member of our team can talk you through your new study options.

If you're an International student and don't meet the minimum requirements for entry onto your preferred course, there are still other options you could consider. The University of Stirling, working with our joint partners INTO, offers a wide range of academic programmes and pre-sessional English language courses designed specifically for international students. These courses prepare you for entry to the University of Stirling and help you adapt to living and studying in a UK university environment.


Is there an application deadline?

We would advise you to apply for a place as soon as possible. All applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. 


What is Adjustment?

When you get your exam results, you may find you have done a lot better than you’d expected. If you have exceeded the conditions of your Firm choice and would now like to apply for a different course at the University of Stirling, you can do this through Adjustment.

With your improved results, you may be eligible for an advanced entry – which means you will be able to start your course in 2nd year. You may also be able to apply for a scholarship or other financial support.

Please note: You have five days from the date you meet the conditions of your Firm choice to register and secure a place through Adjustment.

For more information on Adjustment, please visit the UCAS website.


How do I apply for Adjustment?

Applying to the University of Stirling through Adjustment is incredibly simple:

  1. On Results Day, you should immediately consult UCAS Track to see if you have met the conditions of your chosen course.
  2. There is no published vacancy list for Adjustment. Check out the University of Stirling’s list of , and . You can also find this list on UCAS.
  3. If you spot a course you’re interested in, don’t hesitate! Phone our helpline immediately so that we can tell you more about your chosen course and guide you through the next steps.
  4. If you're offered a place on your chosen course, you will then receive an email from the University of Stirling to confirm the offer and to provide further information on next steps – including opportunities to visit the campus.
  5. Finally, you must call or email the University to confirm you wish to accept your place. Our Admissions team will then update UCAS, and your confirmed place at the University of Stirling will show in your UCAS Track screen.

 


How much are the fees for students from England, Wales or Northern Ireland?

Undergraduate fees for non-Scottish UK students have been set at £6,750 per year. Students who are eligible to pay this cost can apply for a non-means tested Student Loan. This does not affect any other loans or bursaries you may be entitled to.

For more information on the Student Loan and details on how to apply, please follow the relevant link below:


How much are the fees for international students?

Undergraduate fees for international students range from £11,275 to £13,425, depending upon the course. For more detailed information on fees and advice on possible sources of support, please consult our International students advice pages. Alternatively, if you know the subject you're interested in, simply click on the 'fees' tab of the relevant degree information page.

Fees can be paid in full or in three instalments. If paying in instalments, international students must pay 65% on or before enrolment, followed by 20% in November and the remaining 15% in February.


What financial support is available?

There is a range of financial support available for UK students. No matter where you live in the UK, your country’s funding body should be able to assist you in covering your tuition fees and living expenses:

For more information on possible funding sources, please visit our Finance pages.

Students coming to us from outside of the UK may be able to get financial support from their own government. Alternatively, they should look to UKCISA and the British Council for advice on possible sources of funding.


What scholarships are available?

You can find the latest details on our scholarships via our Scholarship Finder.

We also offer Merit Bursaries and Sports Scholarships for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our Sports Scholarships are awarded based upon a combination of academic merit and sporting achievement.

Please call our Clearing and Exam Helpline for further information at: +44 (0)1786 466 166


Is there student accommodation?

We have a wide range of accommodation, both on campus and off campus in nearby Stirling and Bridge of Allan. You can apply for accommodation once you have accepted on offer of a place on one of our courses.  Please note it may take up to 24 hours for accommodation booking links to become available after you accept your place.

For more information about the types of accommodation we offer and how to apply, please contact our Residential Services team directly at: accommodation@stir.ac.uk

You can also learn more about our accommodation by visiting our accommodation website.


Can I visit the University?

If you’re interested in studying at the University of Stirling, why not come for a visit and find out more in person?

We've currently got two remaining Open Days scheduled for 2017 that will give you an opportunity to get to know our staff, tour of the campus with one of our student ambassadors and see exactly what life as a Stirling student is really like. These dates are 16 September and 28 October.

If you are unable to attend an Open Day, the University also organises regular Visit Afternoons in order to help students get to know Stirling.

If you can't make a Visit Afternoon or Open Day, don't worry. There are plenty of other ways to visit us. Simply click here to find out more.

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