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This is choice.
This is opportunity.
This is Clearing.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is how you get a place at university this year if you don’t already have one.

Maybe you’ve done better or worse in your exams than expected. Maybe you’ve changed your mind about where you want to go. Or maybe you’ve only just decided to apply for uni. Whatever your reason, Clearing is your way in.

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

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.

Clearing is your moment. Your chance to get the degree you need and the future you want. 

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Is Clearing for me?

Yes. Every year, hundreds of students join university through Clearing for all sorts of reasons and go on to flourish on their degrees. You could do the same.

  • You've had a change of heart
  • You've got better grades than you expected
  • You didn’t get the grades you hoped for
  • You wanted to wait until results day to apply
  • You've only just decided to apply for uni

How do I apply though Clearing?

We understand that Clearing can be a confusing time. So, we’ve laid out the process for you below so you know exactly what to expect.

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.

Already know what you want to study? Call now on 01482 466 100 to apply and talk through your options. 

Search 100+ courses available in Clearing

Start your journey and browse all of our courses available through Clearing.

Talk to us. 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.

Call our friendly team now on 01482 466 100 and we’ll talk you through your options. We’re here Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Already know what you want to study? Apply online now.


Get all your questions answered

Apply online now

Online applications are now open. Still waiting on your results, or not quite ready to apply yet? Sign up for updates now and we'll be in touch.

We have over 100 courses available in Clearing

Start your journey and browse all our courses available through clearing.

Accept your verbal offer

Once we’ve made you a verbal offer, log in to UCAS and click ‘Add Clearing choice’ in UCAS Track, and enter your course and our institution details. This is sent to us so that we can do the most important bit: confirm your place. Now you can relax and get ready for September.

We have over 100 courses available in Clearing

Start your journey and browse all our courses available through clearing.

Your Clearing questions answered

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

Or call our friendly team now on 01482 466 100, and we’ll be more than happy to help you. 

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 1 October.

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.

Here, you're a name not a number

We see the extraordinary in everyone. We saw it in Owen, Julliette and Sarah. We see it in you, and we can help you find it. With your hard work and our support, you’re unstoppable. 

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Owen's story

I wanted to re-invent stuff out there, but make it more suited to my needs

"I made an app for my own personal gain and I got a degree out of it!"

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Juliette's story

I never thought I'd get in - I put it off for years

"This is where I always wanted to go, I just didn't think it would ever happen!"

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Sarah's story

I thought - I want to be part of this!

"It was almost like coming alive again - I've changed so much. It's been absolutely incredible."

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