UCAS Clearing is available from July to September each year and if you already have your exam results but no offers, you can begin using Clearing from July 5th, 2022.
Who is UCAS Clearing for?
- Students who applied after the final deadline
- Students whose exam results fell short of their conditional offer
- Students who received no offers, or chose not to accept any offers
- Students who accepted an offer but changed their mind about the course they want to study
If you are still without a UK university place ahead of September 2022 entry, there is no need to worry. UCAS Clearing helps international students find places on UK university courses at universities across the country and SI-UK London can help you find your dream study destination.
Arrange a free consultation online or call SI-UK London on 020-7287-7040 today to get started.
UCAS Clearing FAQ and Advice
How does the Clearing process work?
Clearing is the opportunity to find a place on another UK university course if you don't have a confirmed place or chose to decline a place. If you are eligible:
- On results day, log in to UCAS Track to see if you are eligible for Clearing - if so you will have a Clearing number
- The UCAS website will list all available Clearing course spaces across the UK
- Before calling universities, ensure you have your supporting documents ready and are prepared to complete a potential interview
- You can speak to as many UK universities as you want during Clearing and don’t have to accept the first offer you get
When does Clearing open?
Clearing begins in July each year.
Which UK universities offer Clearing?
It is important to remember that not all UK universities take part in Clearing, and not every type of course or subject has places available.
Elite universities in the UK such as University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and University of St Andrews will not have any available spaces for students because they are already oversubscribed. Similarly, competitive subjects such as Medicine rarely have any spots left at this time of year due to demand.
What courses are on offer?
Clearing is how UK universities fill up the available space on programmes beginning from September that year. There is generally room available on almost all subject and course types, but better programmes will fill up fast.
Start your research before results day
Results day and beginning the Clearing process can be extremely stressful, so make sure you begin your research on other possible outcomes before the big day arrives. Being prepared for all possible eventualities will help you make decisions with a clearer head once the Clearing process begins.
There are lots of available courses, so it’s a good idea to have a shortlist of courses and universities you’d like to apply to.
If your grades aren’t good enough, you can still be accepted
Many UK universities will consider applicants who have achieved slightly lower grades than standard entry requirements during Clearing, while pathway and foundation courses are also options for students who are looking to enrol at a specific university. Universities do this because:
- You missed out by just one grade
- A grade you missed out on was not relevant to the degree you will study
- The university needs to fill up places on the course
Depending on the course, country specific qualifications will also be considered.
Better grades than expected? There is good news...
If you surpassed the grades you were expected to receive on results day, then you can also enter Clearing to look for a better university or course which suits you more.
Study in the UK through Clearing
SI-UK can assist international students finding available courses at universities they wish to study at. We will then contact the institutions on your behalf and enquire if they would be interested in accepting you as a student.
Arrange your free consultation with SI-UK London or call 020-7287-7040 today to get in touch with our international team who are ready to help.