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

Clearing 2019 is now closed, but you can learn more about Clearing below.

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. If you have self-released into Clearing by mistake, just give us a call and we'll be happy to help.

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.

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

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.

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.