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What to know about Clearing

What's Clearing?

Clearing gives you the chance to study the course that's right for you at the university of your choice - and start in autumn 2022.

There are lots of reasons why people apply through Clearing. You can too if:

  • You changed your mind on what or where you would like to study, and have used Self Release
  • You didn’t get the right grades for your firm and insurance offers
  • You didn’t receive or haven’t accepted any offers
  • You haven’t applied through UCAS yet
  • You want to transfer from another university or college.

Clearing runs from July to September and you can apply for a course as soon as you receive your exam results. You can call or chat with us at any time to talk about your options.

How to apply through Clearing

Find your course

We have courses from across subject areas in Clearing. Find out if your course is available or see if we've got one in a related subject.

Find a course through Clearing Plus

This year UCAS have launched Clearing Plus which matches you to courses at universities that have places. When you've been matched then you can decide if you want those universities to contact you.

Do some research into unis

Choosing where to study is a big decision. Make sure you find out as much as you can about Middlesex and your different uni choices. Along with your course, have a think about the location, the campus and what student life is like there.

Check entry requirements and qualifications

Our entry requirements provide a guide to the qualifications that you’ll need to apply for our courses. We understand that recent changes to exams and assessments mean you might be worried about your qualifications, so we’re taking a flexible approach to admissions during coronavirus.

If you're not sure that you have the right qualifications for the course you want, get in touch as we're always happy to talk you through your options.

Make your application

If you're making a new application to us

Then get in touch and we'll talk you through what to do. If you've received your results, have them ready along with your UCAS ID number if you have that too. There are different ways to contact us, so you can do what's right for you.

If you applied to Middlesex but declined the offer

No problem, you can apply again through Clearing! Get in touch with us and explain your situation to our Clearing advisors. They'll tell you what to do next.

If you have another offer and want to self release

If you're holding an offer from another university, then here's how you can release yourself into Clearing:

  • Sign into UCAS Track and click the ‘Decline my place' button on your homepage.
  • You'll be taken through the process including answering a question to confirm that you definitely want to release yourself into Clearing.
  • Check to see that you've received an email confirming you are in Clearing.
  • Find more help on UCAS's website.

When you've done that, get in touch with us and we'll help you find a place on a course.

If you want to transfer into Year 2 or Year 3

We're open for advanced entry (Year 2 and Year 3) applications through clearing. Get in touch with us to speak to one of our Clearing advisers about how to transfer.

  • If you’re not waiting for exam results

    If you already have your qualifications from a previous year, you can start applying for Clearing as soon as it opens on 5 July 2021. This means you’ve got the chance to apply earlier than most students and find a free place on the course you want before it’s full. Get in touch and we’ll provide some personal advice to help you understand the options available to you.

    You can also read our top tips for navigating Clearing after being out of education.

  • If you haven't applied through UCAS

    If you haven't applied yet or your don't have a UCAS number - don’t worry! Get in touch and we'll help with your application. We'll ask you to send us a copy of your qualifications so we can confirm that you meet our entry requirements. Our Clearing team will review your application and we'll let you know our decision about your application by email.

If you've received an offer through Clearing

If you've received an offer from us, we'll email you with information on what to do next. We might ask you to do an online assessment as part of our entry requirements or send us copies of your qualifications. Don't worry as everything will be explained in the email.

To accept your place at Middlesex

  • Go to UCAS Track and choose the 'Add Clearing choice' button
  • Enter the course details and our institution code M80

To guarantee your place, make sure you accept it within 48 hours of receiving your offer. That way we can guarantee your place. After that we can only accept if there are still places on your chosen course.

There's a detailed explanation of the Clearing process on the UCAS website.

Already have an offer with Middlesex?

On Results Day, check your UCAS Track for the latest on your offer. Then follow one of the steps below depending on what it says there.

Your offer has been confirmed

Congratulations – you’ve made it to Middlesex! That means you have a place with us for September 2020. You don’t need to do anything yet. You’ll get more information from us soon about your induction and enrolment.

Your place has not been confirmed

Then don’t panic. We might just need more information to make a decision, for example copies of your qualifications or confirmation of your residency status.

Get in touch with us and we’ll explain what to do next.

You have not met the conditions of your offer

This doesn’t mean that you don’t have a place. We might still be able to accept you or offer you an alternative course in a related subject. If we do make you an alternative offer then you can accept this on UCAS Track. If unfortunately we can’t accept you, you’ll also see that on UCAS Track.

Get in touch with us for advice about your options.

If you're an international student

You can apply to most of our courses if you're an international student. When you get in touch, just tell us that you're an international student and you need a Student route (formerly tier 4) visa to study in the UK.

If you haven't applied through UCAS yet then you'll need to complete our online application form.

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

How to apply for your visa

When you have received an offer and you've had a visa credibility interview then we'll issue you with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). You'll need to send scanned copies of documents including your passport, your qualifications and your English language qualifications to clearing@mdx.ac.uk to complete your application. Then you can then apply for a student visa through the Border Agency.

Information for your visa application

If you're a European Union student

As a student from the European Union it's important you apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). It's often easy to do this from your home country before you arrive in the UK.

Fees and funding

What scholarships are available?

We've got different scholarships available that we can award to you based on your personal circumstances, such as academic achievement. Check to see if you're eligible.

Telling Student Finance England about your Clearing place

Remember to let Student Finance England that 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.

If you haven't applied for student finance yet

Check our guide to finance for undergraduate students for information about what to do next.

If you've previously studied at another higher education institution

Get in touch with our Student Welfare Advice Team or call 020 8411 3008 for advice. They're here to check that you'll receive full funding for your course.

Finance for International students

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

Please email our Student Welfare Advice Team or call 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.

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