Clearing 2023

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It's not too late to find the right course for you

Haven’t secured a place at university yet? Apply through Clearing to start at University College Birmingham this October, and join the highest-ranking university in Birmingham and the West Midlands, according to student choice.

Secure your place for October 2023. Call us on 0121 604 1040 or request a callback.

Our clearing hotline is open from 8am to 5pm Monday - Friday.

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University of Warwick accreditation

Many of our degree courses are accredited by the University of Warwick- a leading Russell Group university. This means that these courses are developed by us and delivered in our world-class facilities at University College Birmingham, but graduates will receive their final awards from the University of Warwick.

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Campus tours

Couldn't make our Clearing open day? Join our campus tour guided by our student ambassadors and explore our cutting-edge facilities. Chat with our students and learn all about the vibrant student life at University College Birmingham. Call us on 0121 604 1040 and we will help you book your place.

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What is Clearing?

Clearing is a service provided by UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) that enables universities to fill any places they still have left on their courses in the final few months before the new academic year starts. 

  • Worried about your results and need a back-up plan?
  • Missed out on the entry requirements for conditional offers?
  • Changed your mind about what or where you’d like to study?
  • Applying late?

If the answer to any of the above is yes, then UCAS Clearing is your additional opportunity to secure a place on a university course for October 2023.

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Clearing FAQs

When does Clearing start and end?

UCAS Clearing is open from Wednesday 5 July 2023 and closes on Tuesday 17 October 2023. We are taking direct applications until 21 October 2023.

Am I eligible to apply through Clearing?

You can apply for university Clearing courses if:

  • You are applying for university late (after 30 June)
  • You have not met the conditions of your offers
  • You are not holding any offers (or chose not to receive any that you did)
  • You have changed your mind about where or what you want to study (and have chosen to decline your firm offer using the ‘Decline my place’ button on UCAS Hub (formerly UCAS Track).
  • You have paid the multiple-choice UCAS application fee of £27 (If you originally only applied for one course for the reduced fee of £22.50, you'll have to pay an additional £4.50 to apply through Clearing)

Clearing is not just for A-level students. BTEC, IB, Access, Mature, International Students and others can apply through Clearing too.

We suggest that you begin your search as early as possible. To find out more about our university Clearing courses, start your search today.

Read further FAQs about if you have accepted a place at another university but want to come to University College Birmingham instead lower down this page. This includes if you want to apply for an adjustment to University College Birmingham if you have met and exceeded your original conditional firm offer conditions.

What courses can I apply to through Clearing?

You can check which University College Birmingham undergraduate courses have places left by clicking 'Find a course’ buttons on this page, from which you can search and view each undergraduate course page. You can also find vacancies on our courses using the UCAS search tool from July.

How do I apply?

Just fill in our quick form so we know the best way to get in touch!

Or, if you’d rather call us directly - our Admissions team are ready and waiting to speak to you on 0121 604 1040.*

*Calls to our Admission team number are free of charge.

Make sure you have got all the correct documentation together, including your UCAS personal ID, academic results etc when results day comes. This should all help to make it as stress free as possible.

Should you want to apply direct, please complete the following application form

Can I apply through Clearing before results day?

If you’re waiting to receive your exam results and are worried you might not get the results you need to get into your first or second choice universities, you might be wondering if you can apply through Clearing before results day.

Although you’ll need to wait until you receive your exam results before you can officially apply through Clearing, you can still prepare now and find the course that is right for you, as well as do the necessary research into things such as your accommodation, Student Finance and your new uni city, ensuring you are fully prepared to avoid the rush of results day and take your application forwards quickly and stress-free.

If you already have your results, but aren’t holding an offer from a university, you can apply anytime from Tuesday 5 July when Clearing opens. Give our friendly Admissions team a call on 0121 604 1040, or fill out our form to register your interest.

Why choose us?

From world-class facilities following a £160m investment into new campuses, equipment and resources; and courses accredited by the University of Warwick, ranked 9th in the UK in The Guardian 2024 league table.

To vibrant nightlife, booming businesses, and gorgeous green spaces. A magnificent mix of cultures right on your doorstep; and fantastic connections to the rest of the UK and the world. There really is something for everyone here at University College Birmingham.

Find your ideal course and begin your future at the highest-ranking university in Birmingham and the West Midlands, according to student choice.

Meet other students on your course

Starting university is an exciting time, but we understand that it can sometimes feel a little daunting. To support you, you will be invited to join our Unibuddy Community, where you can meet other students who have applied for the same course at University College Birmingham, before you start studying here.

As soon as you have been made an offer, you will be sent an invitation email to complete your registration and join the Unibuddy Community. For more information, check out our Unibuddy Community page.

Clearing success stories

We have many students join us through Clearing, every year. Read some of their experiences - and see how Clearing is just the first step to so much more!

  • Meet Said
  • Meet Morgan

"I applied for Marketing at a university in Scotland as my firm choice and now I'm in my first year studying for a BA (Hons) degree in Digital Marketing at University College Birmingham.

I had received an offer from my firm choice, my second choice being University College Birmingham. Because I was holding an offer from my firm choice, I had to decline them and apply for my second choice through Clearing.

I did this because I had a change of heart ..."

Read more of Said's story

“I was originally rejected for a degree in nursing from many universities. However, I found that it wasn’t really my passion and soon pulled my UCAS profile. I had been interested in aviation and planes from a young age as my grandad was an aircraft engineer and I lived on army sites as a child.

“I didn’t realise this was a university course opportunity, so when I found out about it, I knew I had to apply and was offered an unconditional offer through Clearing…"

Read more of Morgan's story

Speak to current students

Who better to give you an insight into what it’s like to study here than our current students? If you have a question for them - ask it. They are happy to answer!

Support with UCAS, Clearing and Student Finance

Clearing gives thousands of students the opportunity to find the best undergraduate course for them each year, particularly if they have missed the UCAS deadline or perhaps have changed their minds about what and where they would like to study.

Whether you were unable to attend our Clearing webinar or would like to revisit the content, we're glad to offer you access to the recorded session. Please take a moment to complete the form, and we'll email you with the recording. 

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Prepare for student life

We’ve put together links to all of the additional information you will need to get you prepared for applying to University College Birmingham through Clearing. Scroll through the below and take a look!

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