Undergraduate course start dates

Our undergraduate courses start on Monday 18 January 2021 or Monday 13 September 2021. Please check our undergraduate course list to see when you can start your course. You should also familiarise yourself with the important dates below so you are prepared to start your studies in time.

If you still have questions after reading this page, you can chat to us.

January 2021 starts

See the list of courses starting in January 2021.

Undergraduate teaching calendar for students starting on 18 January 2021
Column one describes relevant statuses and other information about what arrival and teaching looks like, column two is important dates

Arrival on campus

Students staying in University-managed accommodation will be allocated an arrival date and time for moving into their accommodation.

Please note that EU/EEA and Swiss students staying in University-managed accommodation can arrive before 31 December 2020. EU/EEA and Swiss students, and their family members, are eligible to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme if they are resident in the UK by 31 December 2020. If you arrive after the 31 December 2020 you will need apply for a student visa through the new Student route.

16 January 2021 

Arrival on campus with quarantine period

Students travelling from outside the UK may need to quarantine for 10 days when entering the UK. If you are living in University-managed accommodation, your quarantine will be free if you arrive two weeks before the course start date. See our travel advice page for more

Teaching starts 18 January 2021

Last date for late starts to arrive on campus

You should plan to arrive to start your course on time, but we appreciate that visa delays and other factors may cause a late arrival. The final deadline for late arrival is 1 February 2021. It's really important that you let us know if you will be arriving late. 

01 February 2021

Course end date (if studying a four-year degree) 31 December 2024

See our semester dates including key teaching and exam dates.

Your learning and teaching experience

Courses starting in January 2021 will follow a blended learning approach in the first semester. This will be a combination of online learning and where we can, face-to-face teaching.

Don't worry if you're not able to arrive on campus immediately to start your course, as you can begin online at home. Please let the University know on the Student Portal after you complete the online enrolment process. Please contact your Faculty if you have any specific queries about teaching delivery on your course.

We will be closely monitoring Scottish Government Health and Safety guidance and will update offer holders of any change to the delivery of teaching plans.

How to defer your course

If you have an offer to start a course in January 2021 and would prefer to defer to a September 2021 start date and have not already contacted us requesting a deferral, you can send us an e-mail to admissions@stir.ac.uk. You can also do this on our applicant portal. Log onto the portal where you can request a change to your start date.

Live chat support for applicants and offer holders

Chat to us if you have questions about teaching, safety, accommodation or start date changes. Offer holders can find us on the portal, 10-12 pm (BST) and 2-4 pm (BST), Monday to Friday.