What is Clearing?

UCAS Clearing is the period during summer when universities advertise remaining places on undergraduate courses. 

You can apply for a Clearing place if you want to study at university, but are not holding a place and/or have not met the conditions of your offers.

You can contact universities to try and secure a Clearing offer. You need all your exam results before you can enter Clearing.

Find out more about Clearing from UCAS.

Apply now

If you have your exam results, upload your results documents and apply now.

Who can apply through Clearing?

You can use Clearing if you:

  • are registered with UCAS (find out how to apply through UCAS)
  • are not holding any offers
  • have all your examination results.

You are automatically entered into Clearing if you apply late for your course (after 30 June).

If you’ve been accepted at another university but want to come to Aston University, you can call our Clearing team on 0800 9175923 to discuss your options.

If you applied for a course at Aston University and were unsuccessful, but you now meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, you can also apply through Clearing.

When does Clearing open?

Clearing opens on 5 July 2024 for those applicants who have all their results.

All the courses in Clearing are listed on our website from 5 July 2024.

How to apply to Aston University through Clearing

1. Log into UCAS

Check your UCAS account to see if your status says 'you are in Clearing' or 'Clearing has started'.

Find out how to apply through Clearing if you don’t have a UCAS account.

2. Search for courses

Browse our Clearing places for UK students or international students once Clearing is open from July.

You should check you meet the entry requirements for the course you’re interested in.

3. Contact the Aston University Clearing team

When you have found a course you want to apply for and checked you meet our entry requirements, call our Clearing team on 0800 9175923 to see if we can make you an offer.

Make sure you have your UCAS Personal ID when you contact us.

You must contact us yourself. We can't discuss your application with other people, including parents and relatives.

We normally tell you on the phone, or after you've applied online, if we can make you an offer.

4. Accept our offer using UCAS Hub

After you have contacted us and we have made you an offer, you will get an email from us telling you what to do next.

This will normally involve logging into UCAS Hub and clicking 'add clearing choice' by a deadline, which we'll give you in your offer. Once you have your offer, you can refer yourself to the University.

Apply now

If you have your exam results, upload your results documents and apply now.