Clearing is how universities fill any available places on their courses. You can apply for Clearing if:
Clearing provides the perfect opportunity for you to explore your options and get another chance to apply for the course you really want to study. Many students apply through Clearing and are glad they did – one of our graduates, Alastair Scott, applied for Criminology through Clearing and says, 'The whole Clearing process at Sunderland was very laidback and the staff who helped me were friendly, helpful and outgoing. We discussed my qualifications, and they assessed my suitability for the course over the phone. It was the best decision of my life to study here and I never shut up about it!"
Clearing opens on 5 July 2024.
When Clearing opens, you can apply to us by calling our helpline or making an online application through our Clearing self-apply form. Our Clearing helpline team are friendly and knowledgeable and can help you at any stage of your Clearing journey.
During the Clearing period, if you wanted to look around campus or speak to someone in person about your application, we usually offer drop-in sessions where our team are on hand to support you and answer any questions you may have.
You could also join us at one of our Open Days to see the campus, speak to staff and students, and learn more about us before you start your course.