Every year, thousands of students find their ideal university course through Clearing. Whether you've changed your mind about what or where you want to study, you don't get the exam results you need for your firm or insurance choices, or you're applying to university for the first time, Clearing gives you another opportunity to find the perfect course for you. 

Who can apply through Clearing?

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You can apply through Clearing if:

  • You're making your first application after 30 June 2024
  • You didn't receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept)
  • You don't meet the conditions of your offers
  • You've changed your mind about what or where you want to study

If you're thinking about applying to university through Clearing, we recommend getting a head start on your research. That way, you'll be well prepared when you're ready to apply. 

Why choose Clearing at Salford?

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At the University of Salford, we’re dedicated to providing you with the best university experience possible – and that starts when you apply for a course.

When it comes to your future, it’s experience that counts, and through our courses, we like to put you in real-life situations that give you a taste of what your future career will be like.  

Industry at Salford underpins everything we do, and many of our courses are created with industry wrapped around them. Whether it's the opportunity to study abroad, or to showcase your talents on a work placement or internship, our courses can provide you with an edge that is sought after by employers in many sectors across the world. 

When does Clearing open?

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Clearing opens on Friday 5 June and you can apply for a course as soon as you have your exam results. If you're waiting for your exam results, now's a good time to explore your Clearing options. Search our courses, sign up to events, and learn more about joining Salford today. 

How to prepare for Clearing

The best way to prepare for Clearing is to make a head start on researching courses and universities that are a good fit for you. It's also good to familiarise yourself with the process of applying through Clearing, as this can differ depending on your circumstances. 

Start your course search

You can search our full range of undergraduate courses today. We'll update the list soon with courses that are available in Clearing. 

Visit universities

Seeing a university in person is a great way to get a feel for it, explore the campus and facilities, and learn more about the courses you're interested in. If you've not been to see us in person yet, sign up for one of our Open Days today. We'll be announcing our Clearing-specific events soon, so keep an eye on this page for further details. 

Read our Clearing FAQs

We've put together a straightforward guide so you can find our everything you need to know about Clearing – from how it works to when to apply. Whether you already have your results, or you're waiting for results day, read our FAQs now to make sure you're fully prepared – no matter what situation you're in.

Join our Early Access Club

Applying to Salford through Clearing is simple, and we've made it even easier with our Early Access Club. It's quick to join, and we'll send you a dedicated phone number for priority access to our Clearing team. Get advice, guidance and support in Clearing. We'll help you take the next step. 

Our Early Access Club will be available to sign up to soon. 

How do I apply through Clearing?

The best way to apply for one of our courses through Clearing is to call our Clearing helpline – this is the fastest way to reach us and secure your offer. However, if calling isn’t convenient right now, you can also request a call back or apply online. After you’ve submitted your form, we’ll be in touch within five working days.

Student success stories

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Read student stories from Lloyd, Rebecca and Aysha, who all secured their places at the University of Salford through Clearing. Discover their experiences of applying and find out what they’d recommend to other students going through the process.

Clearing FAQs

We've gathered a list of our most asked questions to give you the answers you need to navigate Clearing effectively. Get advice for results day and beyond with our comprehensive Clearing FAQs guide.

Contact us

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If you have a question about studying any of our Clearing courses, or you'd like to learn more about joining the University of Salford, contact our friendly team today on +44 (0)161 295 4545 or enquiries@salford.ac.uk