Everything you need to know about clearing

How to apply for Clearing Places

Attend our ‘Your Guide to Clearing’ webinar on 3rd August at 12pm.

If your results aren’t what you expected or you’ve had a change of heart, Clearing is the perfect way to find a place at university. You may be feeling slightly stressed, but there’s no need to panic if things haven’t gone entirely to plan. There will be fantastic courses with available clearing places, just waiting to be filled by someone like you!

Here at the University of Buckingham – we’ve got you covered. Our admissions team are ready to guide you through how to apply for clearing, the process and take the stress away finding your perfect course.

How do I know if I am eligible for Clearing?

There are a few reasons why you may be looking to enter Clearing. No matter what situation you find yourself in, Clearing can be the start of an exciting new path. If any of the following match your circumstances, you’ll be eligible to apply:

  • You have not made the grades needed for your conditional offer
  • You didn’t receive offers from any universities to which you applied
  • You have changed your mind and would like to look at alternative courses
  • You haven’t made an application to UCAS before 30 June

Clearing for international students

Clearing places can be accessed by international students who find themselves in the same situations as UK applicants. We actively welcome applications from around the world and would love to hear from you.

Please get in touch with the University directly and have the following available to enable the team to help you as quickly as possible:

  • Your UCAS Clearing number (if applicable)
  • Your academic qualifications and results
  • Any English proficiency test results

Clearing for mature students

If you’re a mature student (over 21), Clearing could be the perfect chance to find a course that interests you and start a new adventure. You may be looking to re-train or completely change your career path – either way, the team at the University of Buckingham would love to welcome you and discuss an offer based on any previous qualifications or experience.

How to apply through Clearing without UCAS?

We accept direct applications for all our courses throughout the year, so you don’t need to wait for Clearing. You may also benefit from our January start. 

What other options are available?

If you aren’t sure whether you’re ready for an undergraduate degree yet and would like to explore alternative options, one of our Foundation courses could be just the thing you’re looking for.

Foundation courses bridge the gap between your current qualifications and the knowledge and skills required for the undergraduate programme you want to do. At Buckingham, we offer integrated Foundation programmes. This is where you study for three years – one year at Foundation level before transitioning on to one of our two-year undergraduate degrees.

This allows you to have a fast and smooth transition into university study in a supportive and stimulating learning environment, as well as allowing you to graduate at the same time as your peers who started a traditional three-year degree elsewhere.

Why not explore our integrated Foundation programmes.