Joining us from England, Wales or Northern Ireland?


Let us show you around. By attending one of our Open Days, you’ll be able to explore our beautiful campus, check out our diverse range of courses and spend invaluable time with staff and students to get a taste of what life as a Stirling student is really like.

Want to make a weekend of it? If you register for our next Open Day on 9 June 2018, you're invited to spend the night in one of our modern campus residences – absolutely free! Places are going to fill up fast, so don't miss your chance to experience a night on campus.

If you're unable to attend Open Days or wish to visit us at another time, there are plenty of other visiting opportunities. You can also meet our University staff at UK regional student recruitment fairs.

What happens at Open Day?


A visit to an Open Day provides you with information about what it's like to study at Stirling, and allows you to find out all you need to know about the application process. It includes:

  • Subject-specific presentations
  • Drop-in academic showrooms
  • Talks on student finance, accommodation and catering, and Study Abroad opportunities

You can also take a tour of the campus with our Student Ambassadors to see our facilities for yourself.

Be sure to check back with this page regularly to find out more about the academic showrooms, exciting talks and campus tours taking place at our next open day on 9 June 2018!

Want to make a weekend of it?


If you’re coming to us from England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you and your family will be eligible to receive one night’s free accommodation in one of our modern campus residences. We're only making this offer available for stays on Friday 8 June and Saturday 9 June, and by registering your space you can:

  • Enjoy up to two bedrooms for one night (single or double occupancy on a room-only basis)
  • Add breakfast for a discounted rate of £7.95 per person
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Use of University Sports Centre and swimming pool
  • Add additional nights for £25 per person (room only)

Book your room

  1. Jot down five key questions that you want to speak to our University staff, academics and current students about during your visit.
  2. Delve into the subject you are interested in studying by attending a presentation and visiting an academic showroom.
  3. Join the campus, accommodation and sports tours, led by our Student Ambassadors. You will visit campus facilities, see inside a range of accommodation types, and explore sporting opportunities at Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence.
  4. Learn about study abroad options. One in ten Stirling students take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad in over 30 countries as part of their degree.
  5. Get information on the 50+ student clubs and societies based at our Students' Union.

Funding of up to £10,000 available

We offer a generous package of financial support for UK students from outside of Scotland that could help you fund your studies by more than £10,000.

Honours Year Scholarships

Like other universities across England and Wales, starting from 2018, our undergraduate tuition fees for students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales will be £9,250 per year. But if you successfully progress to your Honours year of study at Stirling, you'll be awarded a scholarship covering the full cost of fees for your final year of study. 

Find out more

Choice Scholarships

If you're coming to us from England, Wales or Northern Ireland and decide to make Stirling your first choice when applying through UCAS, we'll provide you with a scholarship of £1,000 to help cover your travel costs. We’ll also guarantee you a place in University-managed accommodation during your first year.

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Merit Scholarships

Here at Stirling, we love to welcome the best and the brightest to study with us. That's why we offer a £1,000 cash scholarship to all undergraduate students coming to us from England, Wales or Northern Ireland with a minimum of AAB performance at A-level or equivalent.

Find out more

University of Stirling swimmer

Sports bursaries

Keen on sport? You can apply for one of our generous sports bursaries of up to £2,000 per year. They're reserved exclusively for students from England, Wales or Northern Ireland, and are normally given to athletes participating in football, golf, swimming, tennis and triathlon – but we're open to other sports, too.

Find out more

It’s great that you are considering the University of Stirling for your future studies. Here are five top tips for applying:

  1. Visit the University. Open Days offer you a great opportunity to come to the campus and explore what is on offer.
  2. Research all aspects of the courses you are interested in, as content may vary from one institution to another. It’s also worthwhile investigating potential career progression routes for each course.
  3. Find out and understand the course entry requirements. There can be many different pathways into each course, so it’s advisable to check out all your options.
  4. Invest time in your UCAS Application, especially your Personal Statement. This is your one opportunity to really sell yourself to us! As space is limited, we recommend that you first write a few drafts, then ask your guidance teacher to check it over before submission.
  5. Ask questions! At any point of your application feel free to contact the University. We look forward to helping you!

Dr Tim Whalley
Dean of Student Affairs

Dr Tim Whalley

Five great things about the City of Stirling

with a big City feel

Stirling is one of Scotland’s newest cities, having been awarded city status in 2002. While easily navigated by foot—and with the likelihood of bumping into people you know—it also has all the amenities you would find in a bigger city, from a shopping centre to concert hall.

A small city with a big-city feel.

Sporting city

The University of Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, with fantastic facilities like the National Swimming Academy and Scottish Tennis Centre located within the University campus. The surrounding hills provide an excellent escape for walkers, runners and cyclists.

Historic hub

Once the capital of Scotland, the City of Stirling is an historic hub. Its castle is the second most visited attraction in Scotland, and with many other historic sites, including the Wallace Monument, there is a lot to learn and discover about Scotland’s history.

Historic Stirling

Great location and breathtaking scenery

Stirling is perfectly situated in the Central Belt, with excellent rail and bus links, and within an hour of two international airports, Scotland's capital Edinburgh and largest city Glasgow. Stirling is also affectionately named the ‘gateway to the Highlands’.

Entertainment aplenty

Stirling and its surrounds, including neighbouring Bridge of Allan, offer a wide range of pubs and venues serving up lively atmospheres and music performances. Stirling also hosts many festivals, from Bloody Scotland - Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival - to its very own arts and cultural Stirling Fringe Festival.

students in a café

Want to find out more?


Still have questions about Open Day? Get in touch.

+44 (0) 1786 473171 

Book a place at one of our Open Days

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