UCAS Clearing 2019

​What is UCAS Clearing?​

UCAS Clearing is the process by which universities and colleges fill any places they still have on their courses. For many students it’s a great way to find a course, perhaps because they didn’t get the grades they were hoping for, because they’ve changed their plans or they have only recently decided to apply to university.


How does UCAS Clearing work?

​If you’re applying through UCAS Clearing, you’ll still need to register and make an application through UCAS as normal. If you're not holding any offers from other universities, UCAS will provide you with a Clearing Number, which enables you to apply for courses in Clearing. If you apply for university through UCAS after 30 June then you will automatically be entered into Clearing. Visit the UCAS ​website to find out more about how Clearing works.

UCAS Clearing Courses / UCAS Clearing Search

Lots of courses from across all of our subject areas accept applications during UCAS C​​learing – your perfect course is waiting for you.​​​

View all of our Clearing courses and search for the right course for you – we welcome applications from students with a range of different qualifications including A-Levels, BTECs and many more. We also welcome Clearing applications from students with a combination of different qualifications.

View all C​learing courses

Clearing accommodation guarantee​

You're guaranteed a place in accommodation if you accept a Clearing offer so there's no need to worry about sorting out a place to live at the last minute.

There are many accommodation options available across Cheltenham and Gloucester, and our accommodation team will support you through the application process to make sure that you find the right accommodation for you.

Find out more about Clearing accommodation​​ ​

Campus visit days​

Visit days are ​an informal way to see the unveristy. You can take a tour of the campus where you'd be based with one of our student ambassadors who'll give you advice and guidance on what it's like to study and live here. T​hey'll show you our cutting-edge facilities, teaching areas, library, social spaces, and accommodation. Book online now.​

Ready to talk?

Call our Clearing helpline on: 03330 432414​​​


Lizzy Yarnold MBE
Olympic Winter Games Skeleton Gold Medallist 2014 / 2018
Graduate: Geography and Sport and Exercise Science

Lizzy found herself in Clearing when she hadn’t achieved the grades she needed to study at her first choice university. She discovered skeleton in her first year at the University of Gloucestershire and was supported by staff and lecturers to balance her studies with competing and training. She is now the most decorated British Winter Olympian ever.

“My advice would be don’t panic. There is time to find the right university. Compile a shortlist of what key things you would like ​from your course and ​university, call around and see what fits best, then go for it!”​​​​​


Make your time here unforgettable

From sports and societies to events and volunteering, there's always a way to get involved at the University of Gloucestershire.

Find out more about student life​


Book a campus visit

You can arrange a campus visit all year round - come and see what it's like to study at one of our three beautiful campuses.

Campus visits

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