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Your quick and easy
guide to Clearing

What is Clearing?

When universities still have places left on any of their courses, they offer them through Clearing from A-Level results day to October. So if you don’t have a university place – before or after Results Day – this is how you get one.

Think of it as a fresh start. A change of heart. A rare second chance to do something bigger, something better.

It’s the freedom to stop. Take stock. Choose your own path in life. To switch to a course – and a university – that’s really right for you.

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Who is Clearing for?

Everyone. And for any reason.

  • If you’ve done better or worse in your exams than expected...
  • If you’ve changed your mind about what or where you want to study...
  • If you’re thinking about switching careers or boosting your qualifications...
  • Or if you’ve just this minute decided to apply for university...
  • Clearing is for you.

How do I apply through Clearing?

That’s easy. Here’s how…

Study what you truly love

From sport to law, psychology to business management, computer science to the creative industries, you’ll find your true calling right here.

Search over 100 courses

Start your journey now and browse all of our available courses.

We’re here to help

Remember, you’re a name not a number here. We don’t just see what you’re like on paper, we see you. All of you.

If you have any questions, get in touch with our team by emailing to go through your options.

Search over 100 courses

Start your journey now and browse all of our available courses.

Apply online

You can apply online through Clearing from September.

Sign up for updates and we'll be in touch when Clearing opens.

Search over 100 courses

Start your journey now and browse all of our available courses.

Accept your verbal offer

Once you've been made a verbal offer, log in to UCAS and click ‘Add Clearing choice’ in UCAS Track, and enter your course and institution details. This is sent to your chosen university so that they can confirm your place. then you can relax and get ready for September.

Search over 100 courses

Start your journey now and browse all of our available courses.

Can I still get university accommodation through Clearing?

Yes, you can. You may have heard the myth that you get the last pick of rooms if you apply through Clearing. But the truth is that, as long as you book your room by 1 October, you’re guaranteed the same high quality on-campus accommodation as everyone else.

And the best bit is, you’re literally minutes away from everything you need. So every morning you can roll out of bed and go straight into your lectures.

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Can I visit Hull before I apply?

Yes, of course. It’s a big decision, and you need to be sure this is the right place for you. Book onto an Open Day and get the real Hull experience.

Like so many students who’ve visited us, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with Hull the moment you get here.

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Your Clearing questions answered

Still got questions? Try these: our most commonly asked questions from students.

Yes, log in to UCAS and self-release yourself into Clearing. You don’t have to wait to be released by your insurance choice.

Find out more in the UCAS Clearing guide.

No. If you haven’t applied for student finance yet, don’t worry. Once you’ve accepted a place, apply for student finance as soon as possible to make sure you have money in place before you start your course.

If you’ve already applied for student finance and your university or course changes, you’ll need to sign in to your student finance account and let them know. Make sure you check that the tuition fee for your new course is correct too.

Each university is different, but at Hull you’re guaranteed a room in our on-campus accommodation. Just as long as you apply by the deadline.

See all our accommodation here.

No. University is a huge decision, so it’s definitely worth looking into all of your options to make sure you make the right decision for you. You can only add one Clearing choice at a time. If a university doesn’t confirm your place, you can then add another.

To help you make your decision, book your place at a Campus Visit and get a feel for what it’s really like to study at Hull.

Clearing stories

Every year, hundreds of students join university through Clearing for all sorts of reasons and go on to flourish on their degrees. People like Moyo, Kate, Dane and Sophie here. You could do the same.

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Moyo’s story

Moyo's story

Clearing was the best thing I did

"That whole first week of University showed me that Hull basically became my second home."

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My Story | Kate

Kate's story

Clearing isn’t as daunting as you may think

"I was really scared … but as soon as I spoke to this lovely lady on the phone, I felt so at ease."

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My Story | Dane

Dane's story

Clearing made me fall in love with Hull

"I booked onto Hull’s Clearing Visit Day, and as soon as I got there I was like … oh, this is the place for me."

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My Story | Sophie

Sophie’s story

Clearing is about your personality, not just grades

“They wanted to know about me as a whole and not just my A level results … to get a full picture.”

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There's no place like Hull

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You're guaranteed a room on campus

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