How Clearing Works

How to apply for a place at Abertay University through Clearing.

When can you use Clearing?

If you submit an application through UCAS on or before 30 June, you go through the standard undergraduate admissions process.

If you submit an application on or after 1 July, your application is entered into Clearing, although Clearing officially opens on 5 July.

Already have your results?

If you sat exams in a previous year (so you already have your results), you can go to UCAS to apply through Clearing as soon as it's open. The application process is the same as the standard process  - you complete all the same sections.

Still waiting for your results?

If you’re waiting for your results in August, you can only apply through Clearing once you have them.

Clearing continues at Abertay until we have no more places left.

Applying is quick and easy

Applying through Clearing is quick and easy – but the process varies slightly depending on whether or not you've submitted an application through UCAS already.

Read this page and, if you need help, use LiveChat on bottom left on your screen. Or, call us:

Calling within the UK: 01382 308080

Calling outside the UK: +44(0)1382 308080

If you’ve already applied through UCAS

If any of the following apply to you, you can go through Clearing to secure a place with us starting this September:

  • You've not received any offers; or none you want to accept.

  • You've declined all offers or not responded by the due date.

  • You've not met the conditions and your offers haven't been confirmed (if you've not achieved the required grades, for instance).

  • UCAS received your application after 30 June. After this date, they will not send it to any universities and colleges.

When you have your exam results

Not sure what your results mean? Find out what your status in UCAS means and what to do next

When you have your results and have chosen the course(s) you'd like to apply for, contact us using LiveChat on our website. Or call us from:

Within UK: 01382 308080

Outside UK: +44 (0) 1382 308080

What you'll need to apply

Please have the following handy before you apply: 

  • Your UCAS personal ID and Clearing number, if you have one.

  • The title and UCAS code of the course you're interested in.

  • Your qualifications and grades.

We'll ask you a few questions, including information about your qualifications. If we believe we can offer you a place on the course, we'll make you a verbal offer there and then.

All you then have to do is fill in a short online form and upload your qualifications. We'll check everything quickly and, if all is in order, you'll receive an email confirming your offer of a place.

Remember, you can only do this when you have all your formal exam results.

What happens if we make you an offer?

  1. Once you receive an offer from us that you’d like to accept, note down the full title of the course and UCAS code.

  2. Next, you must add Abertay as a clearing choice in your UCAS account. You can do this by selecting the 'Add a clearing choice' button using the course code and institution code for Abertay - our institution code is A30.

  3. We’ll confirm and then your offer and status will appear as Unconditional Firm with Abertay University.

Sometimes this won’t show right away – don’t worry, you still have your offer.

If you’ve not applied through UCAS

If you’ve not applied through UCAS yet, you can apply directly to us and we'll guide you through the process. You can do this from 5 July onward.

If you already have your exam results, we can confirm very quickly whether we can offer you a place.

If you’ll get your results in August, you can apply to us through Clearing from 5 July onwards, but if we offer you a place it may be dependent on your results.

Contact us using our LiveChat button. Or call us from:

Within UK: 01382 308080

Outside UK: +44 (0)1382 308080

What's your backup plan?

If you've already applied to university but are concerned you may not get the results you need for your first choice, it’s good to have a backup plan.

Think of alternative courses you'd previously considered and check to see if they have clearing vacancies on UCAS. Look at entry requirements on course web pages but keep in mind these may change during Clearing.

Remember, you can only apply to us for a place when you have formally received your all your results and qualifications.

If you need help, and have your formal results, talk to our friendly Clearing team today. 

Contact us using our LiveChat button. Or call us from:

Within UK: 01382 308080

Outside UK: +44 (0)1382 308080

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