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What is Clearing?

Clearing is a way to match students who don't have a university place with universities who have course places available. It's an ideal way for you to find a course if: 

  • Your exam results didn't go to plan and you aren't accepted by your 'firm' or 'insurance' choices.
  • You didn't receive any offers for a course from a university.
  • You didn't apply for a university place but have now changed your mind.

For more information on Clearing, please visit the UCAS website.

When does Clearing take place?

Clearing is available from Friday 1 July and helps applicants who have their exam results find a suitable course if they're not already holding any offers.

Applicants can use the UCAS Clearing Vacancy Search to identify courses that may suit them and then contact the university directly to find out if they are suitable for the course and if the university can offer them a place.

Which courses will be available?

All courses that have availability will go into Clearing. You will be able to find details of all courses which have places available in Clearing by visiting the UCAS website or looking at university websites. On A-level results day on Thursday 18 August, The Telegraph newspaper also supplies full Clearing course listings.

How can I apply through Clearing?

If you're interested in studying at Kingston University:

  1. Find out which of our courses have places available through Clearing.
  2. Call the Clearing hotline on 0800 0483 334* (UK-based callers) or +44 20 8328 1149 (calls from outside the UK) and one of our friendly advisers will then discuss your options with you.
  3. You may then be put through to a course tutor who may discuss the course with you in more detail.

If you are successful, we will make you an offer directly. You'll then need to confirm your choice by selecting it on UCAS Track.

Where can I find out more?

If you have a query about Clearing, take a look at our list of frequently asked questions or visit the UCAS website.

*Calls are free from a landline. Mobile charges may apply – please check with your provider.

Clearing hotline

0800 0483 334*

If you are calling from outside the UK, please call:

+44 20 8328 1149

*Calls are free from a landline. Mobile charges may apply – please check with your provider.

Clearing hotline

0800 0483 334*

If you are calling from outside the UK, please call:

+44 20 8328 1149

*Calls are free from a landline. Mobile charges may apply – please check with your provider.

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