If you want to study in the UK but are concerned that the application deadline has passed then rest assured that there are still options to apply after the deadline for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the UK.
Many students apply after the deadline has passed, whether that be because they didn't meet their offer conditions, they changed their mind and deferred their application, they missed the deadline for a specific course, decided to change programs or there was a change in their circumstances. Read below to learn about what steps you can take when applying to a university after the deadline or speak to an SI-UK consultant who will provide free advice on how you can still apply to a UK university.
Top Tips If You Have Missed The UCAS Deadline
It can be easy to feel overwhelmed as applying to study at university can be a stressful experience, so it can be tempting to rush a decision or give up entirely. Every year thousands of students successfully apply to university via Clearing. You are not alone and we are here to help you apply after the UK university deadline. Listen to the advice from our team and you will be in good hands.
Speak with a UK University Specialist
Our team of trained advisors is ready to help you - no matter your circumstances. Book a free consultation today to find out your options. SI-UK North America has strong relationships with UK University representatives and will guide you in the right direction.
It’s important you keep calm and consider the options available to you. To successfully apply through Clearing you will need a range of important documents ready. Our advisors will be able to help you prepare these documents to make sure you fulfill university requirements. In some instances, you may need to consider retaking exams so that you have the necessary grades to be accepted into a specific program.
What is Clearing?
Clearing is the process through which UK Universities fill up remaining spaces on their courses. During the clearing process, you will have the option to get a place on an undergraduate course in the UK if you were not successful with your original application change your mind on offers you already have or are applying late (after the main UCAS deadline).
Clearing is open for both British and international students from 5th July 2022 and is a second chance to attend a university in the UK if you are applying late in the year, received no offers or are not happy with the offers you did receive. You usually have 24 hours to accept an offer from clearing before it will be released back into the Clearing pool.
Which universities are open to Clearing?
The vast majority of British universities fill courses through Clearing every year (over 75%). In 2021 47,000 students successfully applied via this process. The number of universities offering Clearing vacancies changes each year so we strongly recommend you get in touch with our team to find out the latest information.
There is a common myth that only lower-ranked or undesirable universities offer Clearing places - in reality, universities offering spots include prestigious Russell Group institutions and other highly ranked universities. It is not uncommon for students to end up at universities better suited to them after applying through Clearing!
We will be able to advise you on alternative courses that are still accepting applications and everything else you need to know.
UCAS clearing does not apply to postgraduate programs as the majority of postgraduate applications to UK universities do not utilize UCAS and the deadline for Postgraduate programs for September entry is typically later in the year. There is no set date for students to make a postgraduate application. Each university has a different CAS deadline so there is no universal date. Speak to an SI-UK Consultant for more information about applying to study a postgraduate degree in the UK.