Undergraduate degree entry requirements

Each student needs to meet course-specific entry requirements which you can check on our course pages.

United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland qualifications

See the different types of UK and Republic of Ireland qualifications we accept for entry onto our undergraduate degree courses.

International entry requirements

View the international qualifications we accept for undergraduate courses. If English is not your first language, you must also provide evidence of your English language skills. 

Adjusted offers and contextual admissions

Widening access students may be eligible for an adjusted offer based on the minimum entry requirements for a course. See if you are eligible.

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 or sometimes 3. 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 and Access Team at admissions@stir.ac.uk.

Coming from college?

We provide tailored support for HNC and HND students, including advice on routes and practical advice and guidance through your transition into university. You can come into Year 1 or, for some degrees, you might be able to come into Year 2 or 3 (advanced entry). This means if you’ve completed an HNC or HND at college, you could be eligible for advanced entry by simply changing the year of entry on your application form.

Not all of our courses have advanced entry, so always check with us before you apply. You can find out if you're able to get advanced entry by using our articulation finder.


If you are currently at college and thinking about what to do next, Pathways can help you to see what is available. For more information, visit the Pathways website,

Recognition of prior learning

We award credit on admission for certain qualifications gained before coming to Stirling which means you may be able to shorten the length of time at University to get a degree. See what credit can be given for previous qualifications.