If you want to study at university then we’ll do our absolute best to help you succeed regardless of your circumstances.

The University of Stirling is committed to enabling students from all backgrounds to achieve their full potential. We believe that everyone has the potential to succeed and actively encourage applications from non-traditional groups. The Widening Participation staff support a wide range of different students who can be considered as coming from a widening participation background.

We work with students, and their parents, guardians and advisers, to help find the right route into university for them. There are a number of different options available depending on your background and what you want to study. Use the links below to find out more about what we can do for you.

Contextualised Admissions at Stirling

We select students based on both ability and potential. We don’t just look at grades – we look at the information provided across the application form to assess the potential of each student. There are certain circumstances which we would give extra consideration to, including if you have spent time in care or come from a priority postcode.

Enter a postcode here to check eligibility:


Widening Participation Manager Tracey Kerr International and Student Recruitment 4th Floor, Cottrell Building
01786 467046
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