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Clearing

Clearing

Sunderland is a place that's bursting with opportunity; this could be the moment it all falls into place.

Join one of the UK's most supportive universities. Clearing 2019 is now open.

Register for Priority Access

Sign up and receive priority Clearing alerts on the morning of Thursday 15 August, before our Clearing phone lines open. Make a plan. Be results day ready.

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What is Clearing and who is it for?

Clearing is for:

  • Anyone who hasn’t achieved the grades required and who hasn’t been accepted for their first or second choice university
  • Anyone who has not yet applied for university but wants to enrol on a course in September 2019
  • Anyone who has not yet received any offers for a place at a university


If you have achieved better grades than you expected and want to apply for another course and/or university, you can change your choice through Adjustment.

What happens next?

If you'd like to find out more about Clearing or even apply straight away, you can either fill in the Self Apply form, or register for priority Clearing alerts

If you choose to fill in the Self Apply form:

  • You'll need to supply your personal information and qualifications, and tell us which course you'd like to apply for. We'll send you an email to confirm receipt of your application. 
  • This application will then be considered by our Student Admin team, who can make you an offer if you meet the entry criteria. 
  • No need to wait – you can make an application today.


Want to go old school? Don't worry, our friendly Student Helpline staff can take your details over the phone, guide you through the entire Clearing process, talk you through your options and much more. Give them a ring on 0191 515 3000.

Our Integrated Foundation Year degrees

Have you missed out on achieving the entry qualifications for university? Are you thinking about returning to study but feel that a university degree is beyond your reach? Well think again.

We have just what you're looking for: a four-year degree route incorporating a special Foundation Year to help you gain the essential study skills and subject knowledge needed for an honours degree. Find out more about our Integrated Foundation Year courses.

Open Days

Why not come along to one of our Open Days

Come to our Open Day on Saturday 17 August 2019 and you'll be able to speak to academic staff, attend subject specific talks, go on a tour of our accommodation and look around the campus. Alternatively, come to our Clearing Pop Ins on Thursday 15 August and Friday 16 August 2019. There is no need to book, and our academic staff will be available and could even make you an offer on a course if you meet the entry criteria.

Travel Bursary

We want to make our Open Days as accessible as possible and have created a Travel Bursary to ensure that everyone who wants to attend, can.

Prospective students who attend the Open Day on Saturday 17 August 2019, and live more than 20 miles away, can claim up to £100 to cover standard coach or rail fare, or a mileage allowance for car travel. Find out how you can claim (.pdf) and read the Travel Bursary terms and conditions (.pdf).

Virtual Campus Tour

Can't make an Open Day? Check out our Virtual Campus Tour and see what Sunderland has to offer. Explore our campuses, course facilities, cafés and restaurants, the city of Sunderland itself and you can even see a day in a life of a current University of Sunderland student.

What incentives and scholarships might I be entitled to?

To help with your study costs, we have a great range of incentives and scholarships from free accommodation and travel to cash scholarships, reduced tuition fees and book packages.

We’re here to support you. Find out more about our generous incentives and scholarships

There's even a Scholarships Calculator to make it easy for you to quickly find out what you might be entitled to.