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  • Clearing 2017 highlights

    • Visit us

      We will be running a number of extended drop-in sessions before and during Clearing, giving you an opportunity to come in and speak to our Admissions staff and take a campus tour. There will also be current students available to chat to if you have any questions about student life.

      We will be holding an Open Campus evening on Tuesday 15 August from 4pm – 8pm. You’ll have the same opportunities as at our normal drop-in sessions, but you’ll also be able to speak to students from specific subject areas, take a more detailed tour of facilities relating to your area of interest, and attend talks regarding Accommodation, Student Finance and Employability. Click here to book your place.


      Opening hours

      Tuesday 15 August

      9.30am – 8pm

      Wednesday 16 August

      9.30am – 4.30pm

      Thursday 17 August

      9.30am - 6pm

      Friday 18 August

      9.30am - 6pm

      Saturday 19 August

      10am - 3pm

      Monday 21 August

      9.30am - 5pm

      Tuesday 22 August

      9.30am - 5pm

      Outside of the dates listed above, our Admissions advisors are available from 9.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please visit our drop-in sessions page for more information. If you would like to come and have a look around our campus, view our facilities and find out what the local area is like, we also run campus tours every Wednesday from 1pm-4pm. Please visit our campus tours page to book your place.

      You’ll be able to find out more about Middlesex and what it will be like to study with us and have your questions answered. More details available at:

    • Contact us

      Please call our friendly team of Clearing advisors on 020 8411 6565.

    • Accommodation guarantee
      We are offering guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence, to all full-time first year Clearing students who confirm their offer. The University also works with a number of private providers to ensure there are places available once our own halls are fully occupied.
      Visit for more information on what is available to you or contact the accommodation team for further guidance on 020 8411 6121.
  • I have already applied to Middlesex. What happens next?

    • My offer has been confirmed. What happens next?

      Congratulations! Confirmation of your offer means that you have a place at Middlesex University for September 2017 and you will soon be receiving further information about induction and enrolment.

    • My place has not been confirmed. What do I need to do now?

      We may require further information to make a decision (eg. copies of your qualifications, confirmation of your residency status).

      Please contact us on 0208 411 6565 and we will be able to advise you accordingly.

    • I have not met the conditions of my offer.

      Please look on UCAS Track first as we may still be able to accept you or offer you an alternative course in a related subject. If we have offered you an alternative course you will need to accept this on UCAS Track. If we cannot accept you, this will also be shown on UCAS Track.

  • I would like to apply to Middlesex via Clearing. How do I do this?

    • Am I eligible for Clearing?

      Please check clearing vacancies on our website and call our Clearing hotline on 0208 411 6565 to further discuss your qualifications. Our clearing hotline opens on Monday 3 July 2017.

    • I would like to transfer into the 2nd or 3rd year of the course.

      We are open for advanced entry (Year 2 and Year 3) applications. Please give us a ring on our Clearing hotline 0208 411 6565. You will need to have successfully completed 120 credits at Level 4 to progress to Year 2 and 240 credits to progress to Year 3. We would not be able to offer you a place if you have a credit deficit.

    • I have received an offer through Clearing. What do I need to do next?

      If you have received an offer from us, we will send you an email with further information.

      To accept your place at Middlesex you need to press the 'Add Clearing choice' button on your UCAS Track and enter the course details and institution code (M80). For a more detailed explanation of the Clearing process please visit UCAS on

    • I can't get through on the Clearing phone line.

      Our phone lines are very busy, however you can also apply online on Please fill in the online application form and a member of our Clearing team will get back to you. Alternatively you can also visit us on our Hendon campus. We will have advisors available on Tuesday 15th August, Wednesday 16th August, Thursday 17th August, Friday 18th August, Saturday 19th August, Monday 21st August and Tuesday 22nd August who will be able to deal with any queries. Please remember to bring along your certificates and transcripts.

    • What courses are in Clearing?

      For a full list of the courses that are in clearing please see

    • What do I do if I have an offer from another university?

      If you are holding an offer from another university, you will need to be released into Clearing by that institution. Give us a ring on our Clearing hotline 0208 4116565 first though and check with us if we can offer you a place.

    • I have not applied through UCAS/I do not have a UCAS number.

      Don’t worry! You can call us on 0208 411 6565 and one of our advisers would be able to assist you with your application. You will be required to send us a copy of your qualifications to confirm that you meet the entry requirements (An email with instructions on how to upload your documents will be sent to you). A member of our clearing team will then review your application and a decision will be sent to you via e-mail.

    • Can I visit the university?

      Yes, our admission staff will be available at the drop-in sessions. Please refer to this link for the Admissions drop in session opening times.

    • During Exams Results week

      Extended drop in session: 15th August - till 7pm, Thursday 17th August, Friday 18th August, Saturday 19th August, Monday 21st August and Tuesday 22nd August

    • Can I drop off my results on campus?

      Yes, our admission staff will be available at the drop-in sessions. Please refer to this link for the Admissions drop in session opening times.

    • I applied to Middlesex but declined the offer. Can I apply again through Clearing?

      Yes, you can apply through Clearing. Please phone our Clearing line on 0208 411 6565. When you call please inform our advisors that you had previously applied and had an offer from us.

    • I am an international applicant. How do I apply through Clearing?

      We are able to accept applications for most of our courses from international students. Please contact our Clearing line on +44 (0) 208 411 6565 to make an application. Make sure you inform them that you are an international student and require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK.

      If you are an international applicant and have not applied through UCAS yet you will need to complete our online application form at

      You can also apply directly to your nearest regional office; or apply through one of our trusted educational consultants in your country.

    • I am an international applicant. How do I apply for my visa?

      Once you have received an offer and successfully completed a visa credibility interview (where appropriate), we will be able to issue you with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). Please make sure to send us scanned copies of your passport, your qualifications and your English language qualifications (if required) to to complete your application. You can then apply for a student visa through the Border Agency.

  • Am I eligible for any funding? What about Student Finance?

    • Are there any scholarships available?

      For more information about scholarships please check our website on

    • I have already applied for funding through Student Finance. Do I need to notify Student Finance England about my clearing place?

      Please make sure to let them know you have changed your course or university through Clearing. You can do this through your online SFE account or by calling the customer helpline on 0300 100 0607.

    • I have not yet applied for Student Finance.

      Please make sure to do this as soon as possible at

    • I have previously studied at another higher education institution. Am I eligible for funding?

      Please contact our Student Welfare Advice Team on or 020 8411 3008 for further advice. This is so you can be sure that you will secure full funding for your academic course.

    • I have discretionary leave to remain in the UK or have lived outside the UK within the last 3 years. Am I eligible for funding?

      Please contact our Student Welfare Advice Team on or 020 8411 3008 for further advice. This is so you can be sure that you will secure full funding for your academic course.

    • I am an EU National. Am I still eligible for Student Finance?

      Student Finance England has announced that EU nationals who are currently studying here, or who intend to start studying this autumn who are eligible to receive loans or grants from them will continue to receive these loans until the end of their course. Read the full text of their statement.

  • Other questions

    • I am a European Union student. What do I need to do about my health insurance?

      If you are a student from the European Union it is important you apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The process is often a lot easier if you apply for your card in your home country before you arrive in the UK.

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