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Independent resettlement & recruitment guide for serving Armed Forces & Veterans

The one thing that students talk about the most at the University of Stirling is the sense of community. At Stirling, students from all different backgrounds come together on a beautiful campus and are able to settle in, make new friends and get involved in everything there is to offer.

Students from the armed forces community include the following:

  • Those currently serving in the armed forces.
  • Service leavers/veterans.
  • Spouses/partners of armed forces personnel/service leavers.
  • Children and families of armed forces personnel/service leavers.

Here at the University of Stirling we provide support to anyone from the armed forces community who wishes to study with us at the University of Stirling.

Our support for the Armed Forces community


Students can apply for the Accommodation Enhancement Fund and access a range of support provided by the Accommodation Team for all students.

Mental health and wellbeing

Every student can access our full suite of support from our Student Support Services through the Student Services Hub.

Outreach and transition

There's comprehensive pre-application and transition support including help to choose a course, find the right route into university and how to write a personal statement for your application. For more information email

Contextual Policy

The University will use contextual information alongside the UCAS application to assess the applicant, taking into account their personal and educational circumstances. Armed Forces Community* may be considered for an offer at the minimum entry requirement. For SQA S6 Higher qualifications, the minimum entry requirement is adjusted by two grades.

*A contextual offer for an applicant of the Armed Forces Community applies to two backgrounds:

  • those who have a parent or carer who currently serves in the UK Armed Forces, or who has done so in the past;
  • those who have served in the UK Armed Forces.



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