University Clearing 2024: Scotland

Scotland has a total of 19 universities, some of which are ranked as the best in the world, and there is plenty of variety.

Whether you’re looking for a city campus or you’d prefer a smaller, more rural university experience there’s something for everyone.

Scotland also has some of the oldest universities in the UK including St Andrew’s – Scotland’s oldest university and the third oldest university in the UK.

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the newest Scottish university, formed in 2001 and awarded full university status in 2011.

You can find out more about any of the universities in the UK on our University Guides page.

Applying to a Scottish University during clearing

Clearing is the process of matching universities with course vacancies to prospective students without university places.

  • You’ll be entered for Clearing if you meet any of the following criteria:
  • You didn’t meet the requirements of your offers from your first or insurance choices
  • You applied for university after 30th June 2024
  • You weren’t made any offers by the universities you applied to
  • You haven’ yet applied to university

You’ll usually find yourself entered for Clearing on the day you get your exam results - 6th August 2024 – if you’re studying your SQAs in Scotland. If you’re studying in another part of the UK and you want to go to a Scottish university then you’ll get your A Level results on 15th August 2024, which is when Clearing becomes available to everyone.

Scottish University Details

If you’re applying to a Scottish university during Clearing it’s important to have all the information you need to hand. Here are the contact details and UCAS codes for the higher education institutions in Scotland:

University of Aberdeen
UCAS code: A20

Student Recruitment and Admissions
t: 01224 272090

University of Abertay Dundee
UCAS code: A30

Student Recruitment Office
t: 01382 308080

University of Dundee
UCAS code: D65

Undergraduate Admissions Manager
t: 01382 383838

University of Edinburgh
UCAS code: E56

Student Recruitment and Admissions
t: 0131 650 4360

Edinburgh Napier University
UCAS code: E59

Student Recruitment Officer
t: 0131 455 6238

University of Glasgow
UCAS code: G28

Recruitment and International Office
t: 0141 330 5562

Glasgow Caledonian University
UCAS code: GCU G42

Admissions and Enquiry Service
t: 0141 331 3334

The Glasgow School of Art
UCAS code: G43

Student Recruitment
t: 0141 353 4404

Heriot-Watt University
UCAS code: H24

Recruitment and Admissions
t: 0131 451 3450

University of the Highlands and Islands
UCAS code: H49

Information line
t: 0845 272 3600

Open University in Scotland
Courses and Qualifications Planning Team
t: 0131 226 3851

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
UCAS code: Q25

Recruitment and International Liaison Manager
t: 0131 474 0000

The Robert Gordon University
UCAS code: R36

Senior Education Liaison Officer
t: 01224 262044

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
UCAS code: R58

t: 0141 332 4101

SRUC (formerly Scottish Agricultural College)
UCAS code: SO1

Recruitment and Admissions Office
t: 0800 269453

University of St Andrews
UCAS code: S36

Undergraduate Applications Team
t: 01334 463150

University of Stirling
UCAS code: S75

Student Recruitment Manager
t: 01786 466032

University of Strathclyde
UCAS code: S78

International and Recruitment Office
t: 0141 548 2814

University of West Scotland
UCAS code: U40

University Direct
t: 0800 027 1000