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Clearing

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What is Clearing?

Clearing is the way of applying for a university course if:

  • You are not holding any offers from universities you have applied to
  • You didn't meet the conditions of your offer
  • You are applying after 30 June. While Clearing is usually associated with school leavers looking for a place after exam results, from the end of June, it is the pathway into university for everyone including mature and late applicants.

Thinking of applying to study with us through Clearing?

We're here to help you through it with our step-by-step guide. Firstly, let's find out where you are on your journey...

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Already applied for a course through UCAS?

Already applied for a course through UCAS?

  1. Check the status of your application on UCAS Track. If you're in Clearing, your clearing number will be displayed and you will see an option to 'Add a clearing choice'.
  2. Have a look at our full course listing, and make a note of any degree courses you are interested in.

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  3. If you already have your results, contact us on 01463 279 190 to discuss your options or message us and we'll get back in touch.

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    Our lines are open Monday to Friday, 9.00am until 5.00pm.
  4. If we offer you a place and you want to accept it, you will need to log on to UCAS Track and refer your application. You will need to select H49 – University of the Highlands and Islands, followed by the course code, and your chosen campus from the drop-down list of available study locations.
  5. You will receive an email from UCAS once we have confirmed your place.
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Not yet applied through UCAS?

Not yet applied through UCAS?

  1. Have a look at our full course listing, and make a note of any degree courses you are interested in.

    Courses
  2. Register and complete your UCAS application. There is no need to add a university or course choice at this stage. Once you've submitted your application, you'll receive a welcome email from UCAS, which allows you to access the Track system. This is where you will find your UCAS ID and Clearing number, which you will need when you contact us.

    If you already have the entry qualifications as published for your course or you wish to apply for recognition of other qualifications and experience, contact us on 01463 279190 to discuss your options or message us and we'll get back in touch.

    If you are waiting for exam results, contact us on 01463 279 190 once you have your results, to discuss your options or message us and we'll get back in touch.

    Contact us on 01463 279 190 to discuss your options or message us and we'll get back in touch.

    Message us
    Our lines are open Monday to Friday, 9.00am until 5.00pm.
  3. If we can offer you a place and you want to accept it, please refer yourself to us through UCAS Track by selecting H49 – University of the Highlands and Islands, the course code, and your chosen campus from the drop-down list of available study locations.
  4. You will receive an email from UCAS once we have confirmed your place.
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Exam results day

Exam results day

Once you have your results, we can talk to you about what places we have available and whether you qualify. If there are no places left or you don't qualify for a particular course, we will do our best to help you find a similar course.

While our lines may be busy during results day, our designated Clearing advisors will do everything they can to answer your call as quickly as possible. Our lines are open Monday to Friday, 9.00am until 5.00pm.

If we offer you a place that you want to accept, you will need to log on to UCAS Track and refer your application. You will need to select H49 – University of the Highlands and Islands, followed by the course code, and your chosen campus from the drop-down list of available study locations.

You will receive an email from UCAS once we have confirmed your place.

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Still not sure? Call or message us...

Still not sure? Call or message us...

We have a dedicated Course Information Line team who can help you discuss your options and answer any queries you might have.

Call us on 01463 279 190 (Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm) or message us and we’ll get back in touch!

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Accommodation

We have a range of accommodation options available to students, from our own student residences to private rented local accommodation.

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HNC and HND Courses

We also have a range of HNC and HND courses available. Check out our course listing, you can apply for one of these course directly to us using the apply link on each course page.