Additional application routes
January entry for full-time study
For international students and students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland there’s 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.
This is an option on some undergraduate courses. Part-time study is not available for those who require a visa. For part-time study starting in September or January, you need to apply to us directly.
All students can apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for September entry but if you only want to apply to the University of Stirling, then you can apply directly. However, you must not use UCAS and a direct entry application form for the same entry point.
If you have pre-settled or settled status living in Scotland or the UK, you may be eligible for “Home/Scottish” or “Rest of UK” (RUK) fee status. Fee status is assigned when you submit your application, and this can be checked with our Admissions team if you feel it is incorrect. For EU students who have a “Home/Scottish” fee status, all applications for September entry must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
If you’re from the USA and you’re liable to pay tuition fees at the International rate. If you’re not applying through UCAS or direct to us, then you can apply through the Common Application for September entry.
Forth Valley Integrated Degrees
This applies only to the following degrees delivered jointly with Forth Valley College:
- BSc (Hons) Applied Biological Sciences
- BA (Hons) Digital Media
- BA (Hons) Heritage and Tourism
- BSc (Hons) Software Development with Cyber Security
- BA (Hons) Professional Education (Secondary) with Chemistry or Physics
If you would like to apply only for one of these integrated degree courses, you can use our direct application form (instead of completing a UCAS application for multiple course choices). Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the course you want to apply for, and we will send you a link to the direct application form. We can also help you to complete the form if you need.
If you would like further information or guidance, please contact Forth Valley College’s University Partnership Officer, Lisa Baxter at email@example.com.
We're happy to consider applications from students who may wish to defer their entry for a year. You should make deferred applications through UCAS by the 2023 deadline for entry in September 2024.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.