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Clearing: Your
Step-by-Step Guide

Clearing: Your
Step-by-Step Guide

Follow our Clearing guide to find out how you can get a place on one of our courses this September if you don't already hold a place.

Who can apply through Clearing?

Clearing matches students who haven’t met the conditions of their university offers, or might not be holding an offer, with vacancies on degree programmes.

You can apply through Clearing if you:

  • didn’t receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept)
  • didn’t meet the conditions of your offer
  • declined a firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in UCAS Track
  • applied after 30 June 2021

You can add a Clearing choice to your application in UCAS Track if you already have an application, or you can apply to UCAS as a new applicant and add your choice.

If your results are better than expected you can reconsider what or where to study by applying through Adjustment. You can apply to a different course or university through Adjustment without losing your original place. 

If you're an international student and have already received your results, we have a range of places available for high-achieving international students and are now welcoming direct applications.

For students receiving their IB results on 5 July, our International Baccalaureate Hotline is open from 09.00-17.00: 0191 222 5106.