How to apply

Apply to University

To apply for a full-time undergraduate degree, the majority of students should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Please check the available application routes based on where you live.

Full-time study - you should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Part-time study - this is an option on some undergraduate courses. You need to apply to us directly for part-time study starting in September or January.

Full-time study - you should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

January entry for full-time study - we have an option to start your degree in January on some of our courses. Applications for January entry must be made directly to the University and not through UCAS. See what courses are available and apply.

Part-time study - this is an option on some undergraduate courses. For part-time study starting in September or January you need to apply to us directly.

If you are liable to pay tuition fees at the overseas rate you can apply via the following routes:

Full-time study - all students can apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). If you only want to apply to the University of Stirling, then you can apply to us directly for a full-time course

January entry for full-time study - we have an option to start your degree in January on some of our courses. Applications for January entry must be made directly to the University and not through UCAS. See what courses are available and apply.

Common Application for full-time study - if you’re from the USA and you’re liable to pay tuition fees at the overseas rate and you’re not applying via UCAS or direct to us, then you can apply via the Common Application.

Part-time study - we offer a part-time study option on some undergraduate courses. Part-time study is not available for those who require a T4 visa. For part-time study starting in September or January you need to apply to us directly.

UCAS application process

Students from the UK, EU and overseas countries can all apply via UCAS. If you’re applying for a transfer, deferring your entry for a year, or applying for advanced entry you’ll also apply via UCAS.

If you’re applying to more than one university, we don’t see who the other universities are, until the other universities have made their decisions. We make our decision on your application without knowledge of your other choices.

Your options

1. If you haven't yet applied to any university then you can start your application to the University of Stirling on UCAS using the process detailed below.

2. If you've already applied via UCAS but have submitted less than five choices, and you haven't yet accepted a place then you can go into your application and add more choices to bring you up to five.

3. If you've already applied, used all five of your choices and aren’t holding any offers (or have declined the offers you did receive), you can still apply to us via UCAS Extra. It's totally free, and lets you apply for an additional course before Clearing begins. 

Step by step application process

We've over 220 course combinations. Use our course search or view our undergraduate prospectus. Find out more about our flexible degree structure.

There’s no need to rank your choices, as universities don’t see your other choices. You don’t need to use all five choices and you can apply for several courses at the same university. UCAS has detailed advice on how to fill out your application along with tips for International and EU applicants.

Make sure you use the correct UCAS codes. Our UCAS name is STIRL and our UCAS institution code is S75. UCAS course codes are found on our course pages.

The application fee is £20 if you’re applying to just one course, or £25 for multiple courses and for late applications sent after 30 June.

Use UCAS Track to see any offers as soon as they’re made.

You’ll also get access to our Applicant Portal within a few days of submitting your application. Here you can apply for accommodation and upload any additional documents we might need.

A couple of our courses have additional steps in the application process.

If you’re applying for a Nursing course, you’ll need to attend a compulsory applicant day that includes an informal interview. Find out more on the Adult Nursing course page or the Mental Health Nursing page.

An interview is also part of the application process for the degree in Sports Studies, Physical Education and Professional Education, and the joint degrees we offer with Forth Valley College – Applied Biological SciencesSoftware Development with Cyber SecurityDigital Media and Heritage and Tourism.

If you’re a Social Work degree applicant and your UCAS application is successful, you will be asked to submit an additional piece of written work. Learn more about the Social Work application process.

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What happens next?

Our Admissions team will deal with your application to the University of Stirling. Find out more about how we make decisions on your application and how to deal with any offers you're made.

After you apply