Clearing 2023

It’s not too late to apply to Leicester for September 2023. Clearing opens on 5 July 2023.

Clearing gives you a chance to apply for an undergraduate course if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college, or got different results than you were expecting.

If you have used all of your UCAS choices on your application form and are not holding any offers you can still make an application through UCAS Extra until 4 July.

Why not book an Open Day and find out more about all Leicester has to offer?

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.

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.

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 17 August 2023. But if you already have your grades, you can start using Clearing from 5 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?

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

On Results Day (Thursday 17 August 2023), our Clearing hotline will be open from 7.00am.

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. At Leicester, you are guaranteed a place in University-managed accommodation if you apply before 1 September.

Why Leicester?

Change is calling at Leicester, where we offer hundreds of study possibilities. Make your mark with a degree that excites you, challenges you, and prepares you for career success.


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