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To apply for a full-time undergraduate degree, you’ll need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). It's an easy and simple online process. Watch our video to find out more.

The deadline for UK and EU students to submit their UCAS application is 18:00 on 15 January 2019. If you're an international (non-EU) student you have until 30 June 2019.

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.

Step one

See the courses we have available - we've over 220 course combinations. Use our course search online or view our undergraduate prospectus. Follow our tips for choosing a course.

Step two

You can apply for up to five courses on your application – 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.

Step three

Draft your UCAS personal statement to reflect your course choices. See our handy guide to help you write a personal statement that'll make you shine.

Step four

Submit your UCAS application using the correct UCAS codes by the appropriate deadline. Our UCAS name is STIRL and our UCAS institution code is S75. UCAS course codes are found on our course pages.

For 2019 entry, you must pay UCAS a fee of £24 for up to five course choices or £18 for one course.

Step five

Track your application online using UCAS Track and 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.

Additional information

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 SciencesApplied ComputingDigital 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.


When can you apply through UCAS?
UCAS Undergraduate applications for 2019 opened on 1 September 2018.

UCAS submission deadlines 

  • 15 January 2019 at 18:00 (UK time) – If you're from the UK or the EU applying to study any of our courses then you must submit your UCAS application by 18:00 on 15 January 2019. We consider applications received by this date on an equal basis. It’s best to apply as early as you can – so you don’t leave it until the last minute and rush your application. However early applications are not given any preference over applications received just before the deadline. There’s no guarantee that applications received after 15 January will be considered.
  • June 30 2019 – If you’re an international (non-EU) fee payer this is your deadline. Applications after 30 June will be considered during Clearing.

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

Exceptions to applying through UCAS

If you’re a student from the USA and are only applying to the University of Stirling as your UK University of choice, you can use the Common Application.

If you're wanting to apply for a part-time course then you'll apply directly to the University.

International and Student Recruitment

For any further information please get in touch with our recruitment team.

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