Routes to degree study

We have a long tradition of providing flexibility and choice to our students. We offer flexible entry routes into your course, as well as part-time study options.

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Deferred entry

We're happy to consider applications from students who may wish to defer their entry for a year.

Advanced entry

Some of our courses offer Advanced Entry routes that enable students to gain exemption from Year 1 of study and go directly into Year 2. For students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales or International students, that means for some degrees you could complete your studies in three years.

Advanced Entry is not available on all courses, and entry requirements may vary. For more information, please have a look at the relevant course page or contact our Admissions team.

We welcome applications via UCAS from HNC and HND students for advanced entry into Year 2 or Year 3 of their chosen degree courses where possible.

College students can find more information on our articulation pages. Other UK students can get in touch with the admissions team.

Transferring from another university

Transfer applicants should apply via UCAS according to application deadline dates.


January entry (full-time study)

For English, Northern Irish, Welsh or International students, some courses offer the opportunity for you to start your course in January for year one entry. Applications will be considered on an individual basis, taking into account prior learning, to assess eligibility for entry into the second year.

Home schooling

We welcome applications from anyone who has been home schooled, however we still require academic attainment through external assessment.

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Academic preparation courses

INTO University of Stirling offers a range of courses that are proven to help international students progress to undergraduate degrees at the University of Stirling or at universities across the UK. 

Find out more about our pathway programmes