Clearing 2020

Get Clearing ready. Call 0116 373 6000 today.

At the University of Leicester we’re here to help you challenge your own possibilities and prepare you for an active role in an ever-changing world. Clearing provides another opportunity to find the best course for you. Make the change today.

Subjects available

We expect the following subjects to offer courses in Clearing. Use the course search to find out more about the courses, and then chat to students to find out their experience studying the subject at Leicester.

Already got your results? You don't need to wait until Results Day - call us now on 0116 373 6000 to explore your options. Not sure what you want to study? Explore our subject areas.

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Archaeology and Ancient History
  • Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Business, Management and Marketing
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Computing
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Maths
  • Media and Communication
  • Medicine Foundation Year *
  • Midwifery
  • Modern Languages
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Operating Department Practice
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

* East Midlands Eligibility only


Frequently asked questions


What is Clearing?

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.

When does Clearing begin and end?

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 13 August 2020. But if you already have your grades, you can start using Clearing from 6 July. And although the really intensive Clearing activity happens on Results Day and immediately afterwards, universities continue to advertise available spaces until term starts.

When is the Clearing hotline open?

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

Who can use Clearing?

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.

Will I still be able to get University accommodation?

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.

Tips from our citizens

Hear from Leicester graduates who joined us through Clearing. Listen to their tips and guidance for how to prepare, what to expect on the day, and what they enjoyed about Leicester.


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