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Frequently asked questions

Q. What is Clearing?

Answer: Clearing is simply the system that matches applicants who don’t have an offer with universities that still have places available. It's a great way to find another course if you didn't get the grades you expected and you missed out on your Firm or Insurance choice. You'll be able to find universities with vacancies and contact them directly to see if they will offer you a place.

Clearing is not just for A-level students, but BTEC, IB, Access, mature, international students and any other type of student too.

Q. Who can use Clearing?

Answer: You can use Clearing if you:

  • didn’t receive any offers.
  • declined all your offers.
  • didn’t get the grades you needed for a conditional offer.
  • got the grades you needed but have changed your mind about where you want to study.
  • haven’t made any applications.

Q. When does Clearing begin and end?

Answer: The Clearing period runs from the start of July to the end of September. If you’re waiting for A-level results, you can start using Clearing as soon as you receive your grades on Thursday 15 August 2019. But if you already have your grades, you can start using Clearing from 1 July. And although the really intensive Clearing activity happens on Results Day and immediately afterwards, universities continue to advertise available spaces until term starts.

Q. When is the Clearing hotline open?

Answer: Our Clearing hotline 0116 373 6000 is open 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday-Friday. We have lots of staff waiting to take your call.

Q. Will I still be able to get University accommodation?

Answer: Yes, we still have spaces in our accommodation. You'll be able to apply for accommodation within 24 hours of adding Leicester as your Clearing choice on UCAS Track.

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Student life


The impact of research conducted by staff and students at the University of Leicester can be felt locally, nationally and globally. Across many subjects and areas of study, our research changes lives, changes the world and changes the way that we see the world.

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Confirming your place

Firm or insurance? Here’s what you need to do next.

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Advice and guidance

Our top tips on how you can make Clearing work for you.

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Case studies

Some of our current students who applied through Clearing explain how it worked and what their application has led to.

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Parents' guide

Clearing explained for parents and guardians of our future students.

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Next steps

Welcome to the University of Leicester community! Find out what to expect and what to do before you arrive in your new home.

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