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What is Clearing?

Clearing is part of the UCAS application system.

It's another opportunity for you to find a place to start university this September.

You can use Clearing if you:

  • have changed your mind about what or where you want to study
  • got higher or lower grades than you expected
  • haven’t applied to study at university for September 2024 yet

You can use Clearing as soon as you have your results.

Once you have your results and have found a course you're interested in, you'll need to get in touch with us to find out if we can offer you a place.

If you get an offer from us, the next step is to add your Clearing choice through UCAS Hub – this counts as acceptance of our offer. 

Search our courses and apply

Find a course you'll love. You can apply online or by calling our Clearing helpline.

Our Clearing team are also here to help with any information or support you need. The line is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 17:00 (BST).

Sign up for your Clearing Priority Pass

Gain peace of mind during Clearing.

As a Clearing Priority Pass holder, you'll be supported and encouraged to make the most of the opportunities available in Clearing. Our expert team will be on-hand to discuss your options on a dedicated phone line, and you'll have access to your own virtual Clearing content hub.

You can use Clearing enquiry form to get fast answers to your burning questions about Clearing, courses or making an application. We’ll also send you emails with valuable information and advice to help prepare you in the lead-up to Results Day.

Are you a parent or carer supporting a young person through Results Day and Clearing? Register for our Parents and Carers Clearing sign-up. You'll receive useful tips and guidance to help you provide the best support for your young person.


Grant us permission to contact you by email. You can change your preferences anytime using the communications preferences at the end of every email.

The details you provide will be recorded in our database and provide you with relevant information to Clearing and your University of Bradford Clearing Priority Pass. Your personal data will be held securely and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations. For more information please see our privacy notice. Terms and conditions apply.

I initially applied for Medicine, but I didn't get the grades I needed. I called Bradford in Clearing and got a place on the Foundation in Clinical Sciences and Medicine. I knew as soon as I started the course that I wanted to go on to apply for the full-time BSc in the same subject.

Anjali, BSc (Hons) Clinical Sciences

Clearing key dates

Clearing takes place between 5 July and 21 October.

Results Day for the majority of qualifications (A level, T level and BTEC) takes place in mid-August. This is always the busiest day of Clearing, with large numbers of students searching for university places. 

Clearing Open Day

Saturday 17 August, 09:15 - 14:45 (BST)

Meet our teaching staff and students, tour our campus and facilities, and get the answers you need.

Get ready for Clearing

It's never too early to start your research.

Get ahead of the game and explore your options and opportunities at Bradford.

Discover undergraduate study, our diverse and creative city, our welcoming campus, and how life as a student here could look for you.

Got a question about Clearing?

Our Enquiries Team is here to help.

They can answer any queries you have about Clearing or studying at the University of Bradford.