Clearing explained

Applying to university through Clearing might feel daunting but we’re here to help you.

The University of Sheffield's Students' Union
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Clearing is a way of applying for undergraduate courses that still have places available. Whether you’ve changed your mind about what you want to do next year, you haven’t been accepted by your original Firm and Insurance choices, or you simply didn’t submit an application in the main UCAS cycle, Clearing gives you the chance to find the right course for you.


How to apply through Clearing

Already got your results?

It’s a myth that Clearing starts on A Level results day. If you’ve already got your results you can apply for a place now.

Apply via your UCAS Hub or register with UCAS

Expecting your results in August?

Advance Registration

If you’re not already holding a Sheffield offer and think you might like to study with us, from 5 July you can Advance Register your interest by completing our form.

Advance Register

  • Simply enter your details and tell us what course or courses you’re interested in
  • We’ll email you on the morning of Thursday 18 August and, if we have places available on your course, all you’ll need to do is add your grades via the link we provide
  • Your completed application will be reviewed by our team and then we’ll either email or call you to let you know our decision
  • If we offer you a place, you can choose to accept it via our helpline or website
  • Once you’ve accepted your offer, you’ll need to submit a formal Clearing application via your UCAS Hub

A Level results day

You can also apply to us once you’ve got your results. Anyone who has their grades can apply through Clearing, even if you didn’t originally apply through UCAS.

  • From 8.30am on Thursday 18 August you can browse our vacancies and entry requirements
  • You’ll then need to submit an application through our website at www.sheffield.ac.uk/clearing, or by calling our helpline on +44 114 212 9900
  • Your application will be reviewed by our team and we’ll either email or call you to let you know our decision
  • If we offer you a place, you can accept it via our helpline or website
  • Once you’ve accepted your offer, you’ll need to submit a formal Clearing application via your UCAS Hub
Undergraduates

Results and Clearing 2022

Join a Russell Group University with the best Students' Union in the UK. Our clearing vacancies are now open. Apply online or call us on +44 114 212 9900.