Clearing 2023

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What is Clearing?

Clearing is part of the UCAS application process that gives you another opportunity to find the best course for you. If you’d like to find out more about how Clearing works read our guidance page for more info.

How UCAS Clearing works

When you are ready to apply through Clearing, follow these three steps:   


Find your course

We’ll be releasing our Clearing course list soon. For now, you can browse all courses starting in September 2023 to get an idea of what’s on offer in your chosen subject area.  


Talk to us

When Clearing opens (on 5 July 2023) you can contact universities directly to see if they’re able to offer you a place. If you already have your results, give us a call and our friendly team will be happy to help.


Accept the right offer for you

When you get an offer, you can accept it in your UCAS Hub. If you choose us, you'll be sent a confirmation email with all the next steps you need to take. If you didn't apply through UCAS, you can apply to us directly. 

UCAS Clearing FAQs

  • You can apply through Clearing if:

    • You’re applying after 30 June.
    • You didn’t receive any offers (or you got offers that you don’t want to accept).
    • You didn’t meet the conditions of your offers.
    • You’ve declined your firm place in your UCAS Hub.
    • If you applied to us after 30 June 2023 (the last standard UCAS application date) then you’ll automatically be applying through Clearing.
    • If you applied to us before 30 June but haven’t received any offers, then your UCAS Hub account will tell you if you’re eligible.
  • Courses in Clearing are clearly marked on our website. Take a look at our course list.

  • First, find out if your course is in Clearing, you can do this by browsing the course list on our website. If it is, give us a call to discuss your personalised Clearing offer. You can use our tariff point calculator to help you work out your grades.

    If you don't have enough points to start your degree this September it’s worth exploring the option to study a Foundation Year. This is a route lots of people take, it’s designed to help you progress onto a degree.

  • Yes. You can apply to study at Coventry University as a non-UK resident. Take a look at our International applicants page for more info.

  • Not at all. Students who join us through Clearing will start their course in September 2023 with the same treatment and quality of teaching as all other students. We’re happy to have you with us.

  • Get organised and take control, you've got this!

    Put together a list of universities that offer the course you want to study. Most universities will have a specific Clearing hotline number that you can call nearer the time, ours is +44 (0)24 7688 8888.

  • Unfortunately, due to data protection purposes, we can’t discuss general information with someone other than you as the applicant.

    The only exception to this is if you have a nominated person included on your UCAS application and they contact us on your behalf.

    If you think you’ll need to speak to us about a Clearing place, we recommend you contact us yourself so that we can help you find the right course for you.

  • Coventry University and CU Coventry provide guaranteed accommodation for students who join us through Clearing. Check out our accommodation page to find out what’s available and how we can support you.

  • If this is your first time applying to university you’ll need to apply for finance through the Student Finance England website. The initial deadline may have passed but your application will still be processed.

    If you’ve already applied but have changed university, you will need to contact Student Finance England to update your application as soon as you have confirmed your choice.

  • After you get a Clearing offer to study at Coventry, you’ll get an email to explain the steps you’ll need to take next and any deadlines you need to be aware of.

  • You can decide to turn down your original offer and choose us in Clearing instead. You can do this through a process known as ‘self-release’.

    It’s easy to do, you just sign into your UCAS Hub, click ‘Decline my place’ on the homepage and follow the instructions.

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I thought I was too late to apply to university and would have to take a year out before starting. I was told I could go through a process called Clearing and could start as early as September.  The staff at Coventry University were so helpful and the whole Clearing process was so simple. I’d advise anyone applying through Clearing not to panic as it’s never too late to go to university at Coventry.

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