The University of Stirling is committed to admitting students on the basis of their merit and their potential to succeed.

All applications are considered individually to ensure a fair admission process. The University makes all offers in an equitable manner, though the grades required may vary according to the applicant and subject.

The University considers each applicant’s predicted and actual academic achievements. We take note of the subjects studied and the number of attempts that have been taken to achieve grades. We will also check for competence in any specific subject(s) required for particular courses.

The personal statement and the referee’s statement are taken into account when decisions are made. The University looks for evidence of motivation to study, along with an interest in, and knowledge of, the subject(s) applied for. It also looks for evidence of the applicant’s ability to cope with the challenges of a University education, their transferable skills and their potential contribution to University life as a whole.

Equal opportunities

The University believes in a diverse student population in order to provide a vibrant and enhancing educational experience for all. It welcomes applications from students with non-standard qualifications, with prior experiential learning, and from access routes into higher education.

All applications are assessed in accordance with the University’s equality and diversity commitments and obligations, as set out in its Single Equality Scheme, and in line with the latest professional guidance. Its robust and equitable admissions procedure takes account of all relevant academic and personal circumstances, as outlined in applications submitted.

The University of Stirling is committed in pursuing best practice and high standards of service to all students.

Admissions process

All applications are processed by the University of Stirling. Please ensure you have read our important information for applicants below. Get in touch if you have any questions.

Contact us

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