UCAS Clearing

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What is clearing and when does clearing start?

Do you need help getting the best university place through UCAS clearing?

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UCAS Clearing is part of the UCAS university application system in the UK. It is open to students who do not hold an offer, or who haven’t met the conditions of their university offer. Universities with spaces on courses advertise these through Clearing.

UCAS Clearing opens at the beginning of July each year. You can use UCAS Clearing if you want to apply to university after 30th June. This can also be used if you have applied through UCAS and haven’t received any offers, or if you have received your exam results and haven’t quite met the conditions of your UCAS offer.

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How clearing works

Clearing is open from July to September each year in the UK. Students receive their A Level results in August. If you are a UK based student, we can begin supporting you through UCAS Clearing the day you receive your results. If you are based overseas, and you have your exam results in July, we can work with you straight away to find a university place in the UK through UCAS Clearing if required.

Uni Direct is a registered UCAS Centre and can liaise with universities directly on your behalf, to identify where spaces are available in your chosen subject area. If you want clearing advice, we can help you.

Our expert advisers at Uni Direct can counsel you, review your exam results and identify a suitable degree course for you, based on your choice of subject and location. Our in-depth understanding of the courses and universities in the UK, as well as our experience of helping students to navigate the UCAS Clearing process, means we can help you to get the best possible outcome during this time.

Our UCAS Clearing advice and support shares many of the services from our university application support service. If you would like to find out more please contact us to speak to one of our advisers.