If you want to join us this year, Clearing is your way in

Wondering exactly what Clearing is? Confused because you thought it only started when A level results came out in August? Step right this way. Basically, Clearing is how we allocate any places we have left once the regular application period closes at the end of June. Same uni, same courses, same opportunities. Different way in.

That's the definition, anyway. But what does it really mean for you? Well, it means that the door's open now to sort a place studying at the University of Hull from this September. Yes, this September. It's not too late to apply. And it's not too early to find out if there's a course with your name on it.

You might already have your results and be ready to apply. Or you could be planning ahead and weighing up your options for when you do get your results. Either way, we can help point you in the right direction.

Ready to apply right now?

You can actually apply now if you want. Literally this minute. Just fill out the form below, and one of our friendly admissions team will take a look at your application and get back to you as soon as possible. If you're making an application from overseas, this is the form to use.

i'm ready to apply through clearing

Applying from outside the UK?

If you're looking to study with us from September 2018, this is the place to be - even if you're applying from outside of the UK as an international student. Call our hotline or use the online form to apply. If you need further information specific to international stufy, follow the link below.

International study information

Your step-by-step guide to Clearing

1. Research your course

The world is your oyster! Take a look at our course options, and choose the one that fires you up the most.

2. Apply

Your application, your way. Either fill in the online form or pick up the phone and let one of our team walk you through the process. Easy! You can apply now whether or not you have your results in your hand or you’re just armed with predicted grades.

3. Results day - 16 August, 2018

Check Track

  • This will tell you if you’re officially in Clearing or have had an offer confirmed, and in many cases, it’s updated first thing before you’ve even got out of bed. But it’s not the full story!

In Clearing

  • If you’ve missed the mark and your firm and insurance choice universities have decided to let you go (more fool them) then you'll officially be 'In Clearing'. And that means - a whole world of opportunity just opened up for you. 
  • If you don't have a clear answer on Track, give your first choice university a call for an update.

Get your results

  • Whatever your next step, you’ll need your results so you can plan your move. Bonus - if you've got more than 120 UCAS points, you could be in line for a cash scholarship at the University of Hull. Sweet.

Stick or twist

  • You've got your results and now it’s all up for grabs. If you've met the conditions of your offer, and you're happy with your course, awesome! Congratulations! Accept your place and go celebrate. If you've done better than you thought and want to trade up, that's called adjustment, and works a lot like Clearing, except in order to accept an offer you have to release your previous place first.

4. Go see

Wondering what it would feel like to experience life on our campus? Come and see for yourself! We have dedicated clearing visit days from 17 - 24 August so you can come and say hi!

What's more, we'll tailor your visit to your needs so you get the best chance possible to see what it’s really like. Basically, if we had a red carpet, we'd be rolling it out. 

5. Make your mind up time

Accept your offer via Track when you're sure you're sure.

6. Celebrate!

Time to go hug a mate, treat yourself to the nice ice cream, clink your glasses and celebrate knowing where your next chapter will be starting. Then it’s time to get ready for Welcome Fest.

It all starts with six words

Making calls can be scary at the best of times. What if you forget your name, or your voice suddenly squeaks or goes inexplicably posh. Add in a life-shaping decision and the nerves can creep up. So we have good news - all you need to remember are these six words "I want to apply through Clearing," and we’ll walk you through the rest.

What you'll need

  • Exam results to hand. You’ll definitely need your most recent ones eg A levels, BTEC, Baccalaureates. You'll need GCSE results to hand as well - particularly in your core subject and English, Maths and Science
  • An idea of what you want to study. Have a top 3 course choice in mind in case places on your first choice aren't available.
  • A list of 3 things you're brilliant at other than your academic work. Our students are more than just grades on a page - we want to know more about what makes you you! Bonus - it’s an at-a-glance note to self reminder that you’re still awesome.
  • Pen and paper. You’ll want to take notes such as what course is available, what your offer is, reference numbers, the name of the admissions tutor you speak to and how to get in touch if/when you remember that urgent question 3 minutes after putting the phone down.
  • Questions you need answers to - there’s no such thing as a stupid question - your degree course is important to you, so it’s important to us, too. We’re more than happy to answer your questions. A list will help you follow through!
  • A pocketful of courage. And your magic password: "I want to apply through Clearing."


Or apply online - if you can’t use the phone for whatever reason, use our online form and we’ll call you back as soon as we can.

Alternatively, contact our admissions team directly by calling

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What do some of our previous Clearing students have to say?

"Don't be afraid to ask for what you want. Even if you didn't get the grades you wanted, universities do look at other things."

Tayo Adeleye, Business Economics and Marketing



"When I called Hull, it felt like the person on the phone was really listening, rather than just thinking 'grades, grades, grades'."

Charlotte Pamplin, History and Archaeology


"It's a scary word, 'Clearing'. But no matter what happens there's a very high chance of you getting into university."

William Thomas, Chemistry (with foundation year)


"Clearing was pretty simple: I just called up and got a place. Hull were very reassuring, and I got to visit the uni before I accepted."

Deborah Akinwumi, Law


"I'm now at a better university than the ones I originally applied for because of Clearing and choosing a foundation year."

Ellie Smith, War and Security Studies


"University isn't just about your course - I've met more people with different views and interests than I ever would at school."

Blaine Pearce, Politics and International Relations