Frequently asked questions about Clearing

Common questions about Clearing

Clearing and Adjustment is an opportunity to find the best course for you whether you change your mind about your course or university late in the day, your results aren’t what you expected, or you start thinking about university after the normal application deadlines.

To find out more, head to our Clearing and Adjustment pages. 

You can apply to us through Clearing by calling our Clearing Hotline +44 (0)23 9284 8090 and speaking to one of our advisors. It’s useful if you have a UCAS Personal ID number to hand – but don’t worry if you don’t have this, or didn’t apply through UCAS.

You should call our Clearing Hotline on +44 (0)23 9284 8090 to speak to one of our advisors. If you’ve already accepted an offer through UCAS at another university, you’ll need to let them know so they release you into Clearing.

Anyone can apply to the University through Clearing.

Clearing is available to all students: UK, EU and international students from outside the EU.

We keep our list of available courses up-to-date during Clearing.

Entry requirements can change during Clearing. If you don’t meet the entry requirements displayed on our website, don’t be deterred from applying as we may still be able to offer you a place.

We don't charge an application fee. If you’ve already applied through UCAS and have paid the full application fee, you will automatically be made eligible to use the Clearing service.

We’ll need to take your UCAS Personal ID (if you have one), as well as details of the qualifications you hold. Please try to have these details with you before calling.

Yes, you can. Please contact the Clearing Hotline on +44 (0)23 9284 8090 to speak to one of our advisors.

We do consider applications for some courses for entry in the following year through Clearing. Please speak to an advisor on +44 (0)23 9284 8090 to see if this option is available for your chosen course.

Call the Clearing Hotline on +44 (0)23 9284 8090. We can answer your accommodation questions and our Student Housing team can help you find a home.

You can also email student.housing@port.ac.uk if you have questions now.

If you’re a UCAS applicant, log into UCAS Track and add a Clearing choice. You can do this using the details in our offer e-mail before the deadline provided.

If you’re a non-UCAS applicant, use the link provided in the offer e-mail and complete our online Record of Prior Acceptance form.

You can still contact us to apply through Clearing. We can send correspondence by email, so we can still get in touch with you.

Yes. If successful with your application, we’ll let you know how to send your qualifications to us.

By law, anyone under the age of 18 is a minor. We require parental or guardian consent to be completed, signed and submitted for applicants under the age of 18 at the start of the academic year.

If your parents live outside the UK, you must provide contact details of a guardian within the UK. Forms and guidance will be emailed when we make you an offer.

If you’re an international student, contact our International Admissions team and a member of our staff will be happy to help you. You can also find extra information on our international students pages.

You’ll need to apply for your student loan as soon as possible, but it’s not guaranteed that you’ll receive your loan before your course starts. Please contact Student Finance England as soon as possible.

Full details of entry requirements are available on our course pages. These entry requirements should only be viewed as a guide and can change during Clearing.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, please don’t be deterred from applying as we may still be able to offer you a place.

Yes, full terms and conditions are available on our website.