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If you haven’t secured a place at university this year, don’t panic! You can still apply for a place at University College Birmingham for this September.

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Why study here?

By applying for a Clearing place at University College Birmingham, you could soon be starting your learning journey at the WhatUni Awards 2022 University of the Year as voted by our students. What's more, we have a wide range of career-focused degree courses accredited by the University of Warwick, a prestigious Russell Group institution ranked 6th in the UK in The Guardian 2022 league table.

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Student Support

Whatever help you need, our support teams are committed to giving you the advice, skills and practical tools to discover your full potential.

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Accommodation The Maltings Shared Kitchen

Accommodation - places guaranteed

We guarantee accommodation for all students joining us through clearing in 2022.

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Student stories

We have many students who join us through clearing every year. Read our student stories to get a real feel for the process and how it has changed these students' lives. They want to share their experience with you to make everything much easier.

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Accredited by the University of Warwick

The fact that many of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Warwick is a huge draw. It means courses are developed by us and delivered in our world-class facilities, but graduates receive their final awards from the University of Warwick, ranked 6th in the UK by The Guardian 2022 league table.

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Student finance

Find out more about our undergraduate tuition fees and Student Finance options.

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Campus Moss House Ground Floor

Campus tours

Book onto our last campus tour before the new academic year starts. Come discover all facilities across our three sites, Summer Row, McIntyre House and Moss House.

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Clearing FAQs

Take a look at our frequently asked clearing questions below:

What is clearing at university?

Clearing is a service provided by UCAS 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. For applicants who haven't yet secured a space on a university course by the summer, it offers another chance to get a university place.

If you are worried it's too late to secure a place at university this year, or if your exam results haven't gone to plan, don't worry - more than 73,000 students secured their places at university through UCAS Clearing in 2020.

When does clearing start and end?

The clearing period happens every year between July and October.

Clearing 2022 begins on Tuesday 5 July and ends on Tuesday 18 October.

Where can I find courses available through clearing?

You can check which of our undergraduate courses have places left by clicking the 'View courses' button above. You can also find vacancies on our courses using the UCAS search tool from July.

Can I apply through clearing?

You will be eligible to apply for a course through clearing if:

  • You are applying for university late - i.e. after 30 June
  • You did not meet the conditions of your offers
  • You did not receive any offers - or chose not to accept any that you did receive
  • You have declined your firm offer using the 'Decline my place' button on UCAS Hub
  • You have paid the multiple choice application fee of £26.50 (if you only paid the single choice fee of £22, you can pay an additional £4.50 to apply for multiple courses through clearing)

I have accepted a place at another university, but would like to come to University College Birmingham

If your place is confirmed with another university, we can only offer you a place if you are released from your original course choice into clearing or you are eligible for adjustment.

What is adjustment?

Adjustment is for students who have met and exceeded their original conditional firm offer conditions and want to look for a place at a different university, based on these higher results. Adjustment is available from A-level results day until 31 August. To apply for adjustment to University College Birmingham, call our clearing hotline on 0121 604 1040.

How do I add a clearing choice through UCAS?

Go to the 'Your choices' section on Track and click 'Add clearing choice', then enter the details of the course. Only add a clearing choice if you've been given a verbal offer by a university and you want to accept it.

How do I reply to a clearing offer on UCAS?

You don't need to reply to a clearing offer. Once you add the choice, it is then up to the university to confirm your place in Track.

I don't want my firm choice, can I use clearing?

You need to ask the university which has confirmed your place if they can release you into clearing. This will be at their discretion.

Where can I find my clearing number?

If you're eligible for clearing, your clearing number will be on the welcome page and on the 'Your choices' section of Track.

Why hasn't Track updated?

Track will update once the university makes a decision. If you've met the conditions of your offer, your place will be confirmed shortly.

Can I swap my firm and insurance choices now I've got my results?

No, you cannot swap your firm and insurance choices. If you now want to go to your insurance choice, you need to go through clearing. You need to check with your insurance choice university that they can accept you in clearing.

I am holding a place at University College Birmingham, but wish to be released into clearing. What do I do?

If you are currently holding a place at University College Birmingham and no longer wish to take this place, please call our clearing hotline on 0121 604 1040 and ask to be released into clearing. If you wish to be completely withdrawn from UCAS or if you would still like to hold a place at University College Birmingham, but defer for one year, we can also do this for you by calling our hotline. Alternatively, please complete our enquiry form here.

What happens after I have been given an unconditional offer at University College Birmingham?

At the end of July you will receive your online welcome information for your chosen course. This includes the following:

  • Welcome information containing lots of invaluable information about University College Birmingham
  • Enrolment and induction information specifically for your course
  • Uniform and equipment information you need for your course
  • Specific course information
  • Any pre-reading your year manager would like you to read before starting the course
  • Information for courses that require a DBS check
  • Information for courses that require Fitness to Practise

Speak to current students

Who better to give you an insight into what it’s like to study at university than from current students? Ask questions about how they chose the right university, narrowed down their choices or what they enjoy about university. They are happy to answer all your questions.

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