How Clearing works

Clearing opens for UK and international applicants on 5 July 2024. Find out how to apply.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is a process that allows students to search and apply for undergraduate courses at Universities that still have places available. You can find out more about how Clearing works, including a guide for parents and supporters on the UCAS website.

Who can use Clearing?

You can use Clearing once you've received your exam results.

You're eligible for Clearing if:

  • You have your exam results
  • You haven't received any offers
  • You declined the offers you received
  • You didn't meet the conditions of the offer
  • You're applying after 30 June.

You can also apply through Clearing if you're already holding an offer. If you've changed your mind about your choice of University, or your results are better than you expected, you can use Clearing to explore your options.

You may be placed into Clearing automatically by UCAS if you meet the above criteria, or you can release yourself into Clearing through UCAS.

How to apply for Clearing at the University of Liverpool

  1. Browse the list of Clearing vacancies. Clearing for international and UK and Republic of Ireland students who have received their results will open Friday 5 July.
  2. Start your online application when Clearing applications open on Friday 5 July.
  3. We’ll review your application and consider whether we’re able to make you an offer.
  4. If we make you an offer, you’ll get an email from us explaining what to do next to confirm your place.


Once we've confirmed your place, you'll be invited to apply for accommodation.

We're delighted to be able to guarantee accommodation places for students applying through Clearing for September 2024 entry, either in our own Halls of Residence, or in University approved accommodation close to campus. However, you must apply for accommodation by 31 July 2024.

Take a look at our accommodation pages for further information.

Making changes to your course

If you've changed your mind about a course you've already applied to study with us, complete our change request form. We’ll try to accommodate requests where possible, but this is not guaranteed. Find out more about making changes to your offer on our confirm your place page.

How to contact us

We don't have a Clearing phone number, the best way to contact us with any queries about Clearing is by starting a live chat on this page.

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