How Clearing works

Clearing places have been filled for 2023 entry and we are no longer accepting applications.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is the process where students without an offer can search and apply for undergraduate courses at Universities. The service is provided by UCAS and runs between July and September each year.

Who can use Clearing?

You can use Clearing if you aren't holding any offers to study at a University or College despite applying through UCAS.

You're eligible for Clearing if:

  • You haven't received any offers
  • You declined the offers you received
  • You didn't meet the conditions of the offer
  • Your application was completed after 30 June.

If you've met the criteria above, UCAS will automatically place you into Clearing. However, you can still be entered into Clearing if you have an offer.

To do this, you will need to release yourself into Clearing through UCAS.



Once we've confirmed your place, you'll be invited to apply for accommodation. If you applied for accommodation before 28 August, you’ll hear from us soon about your guaranteed place, either in our own Halls of Residence, or in University approved accommodation close to campus. If you haven’t yet applied, you still can, but your place is not guaranteed.  

Take a look at our accommodation pages for further information.

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