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New to applying?

This is your time

It's never too late to apply to university. If you've had a change of heart and are interested in applying to university for the first time through Clearing, read our quick guide below for an overview of the process. 

Clearing opens 5 July 2022

In the meantime, if you have any questions about Clearing, get in touch.

Applying to University for the first time through Clearing

If you haven’t applied to study at any universities and you want to study this September, here's what you can do:

returning to education

At Bradford, we use the term 'adult learner' to describe anyone who is considering applying to university after a break from education, and/or is applying with non-traditional qualifications.

Adult learners currently make up around a third of our undergraduate community and they make a welcome contribution to life at the University of Bradford.

Our Adult Learner Advisers offer free, impartial advice to anyone considering applying to university. They can advise you on qualifications, course options, how to make your application stand out and answer any other questions you may have. 

Other things to think about...

After you've applied to start university through Clearing, don't forget about these other important things. 


Once you've applied to study at university, you need to apply for Student Finance.

Student Finance allows you to borrow money to cover your university course fees as well as your living costs throughout your time studying. 


A student cooking food in their student accommodation.


The Green is the centre of student life here at Bradford. It is the University's recommended student accommodation and is situated just a few minutes away from the Students' Union, the library and other key campus facilities. 

Compared to most university towns and cities in the UK, privately rented accommodation in Bradford is relatively inexpensive.

There are a range of privately rented houses and apartments located within walking distance of City Campus, with average weekly rates of around £50-£55 (excluding bills).