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What is Clearing?

Clearing is an opportunity to secure a place at university

It runs every year from July to September. If you are applying late, changed your mind or missed out on the requirements of a conditional offer, it’s a way to get on to a course and start your academic journey. Students who come to us through Clearing often go on to achieve first-class grades and inspirational careers.

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Clearing FAQs

If you already have your results you can apply through Clearing from Wednesday 5th July. Call our Clearing hotline on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333.

If you're waiting on A Level results you can apply from Thursday 17th August. Call our Clearing hotline on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333.

 Yes, you can apply to us now:

  • Find your preferred course using our course search
  • Give us a call to see if there are places available for September.

    +44 (0)20 8223 3333

    It's worth calling even if you don't quite have enough UCAS points as we may be able to help.
  • Find your preferred course using our course search.
  • Give us a call to see if there are places available for September.

    +44 (0) 20 8223 3333

    It's worth calling even if you don't quite have enough UCAS points as we may be able to help.

When clearing opens on the 17th August, you can apply to us through our Clearing hotline on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333.

Make sure you call us as soon as possible as places are competitive in Clearing. If you can’t get through straight away, keep trying. We will answer your call as soon as we can.

If you have a place elsewhere and would like to swap to UEL you should first use our course search or call our Clearing hotline on +44(0) 20 8223 3333 to see if we have spaces on your desired course.

You will then need to withdraw your first choice and apply through Clearing as soon as you have your results.

Before you make a call in Clearing, make sure you have the following information to hand:

  • Your UCAS number (10 digits long)
  • The name of the course at UEL that you wish to study or the subject area you are interested in
  • Your personal details ( telephone number, email, date of birth)
  • Your exam results (if you have them)

There are a few ways to find the right course for you:

  • If you have a general idea of what you'd like to study, but not the exact course, you can browse UEL courses by subject area to see similar courses you might like
  • Or you can use the Clearing course search to browse the whole list of courses in clearing.

If you require general advice you can contact our Applicant Enquiries team (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) on +44 (0)20 8223 3333 or by emailing study@uel.ac.uk.

If you would like to talk through your options face to face you can drop-in to speak with an adviser from our Information, Advice and Guidance Team

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