Clearing can be a confusing and stressful time, but it needn't be. Here, we explain how Clearing works, and share some top tips on how you can apply. Don't forget, contacting our dedicated team is often the best way to get started - you can call them on 01227 926000.

Select the headings below to get your application questions answered and find out how you can secure your place at university. 

Clearing is your opportunity to apply for a course starting this September. There are plenty of reasons why you might choose to use Clearing:

  • You've changed your mind since choosing your firm and insurance choices
  • You aren't holding any offers when you receive your exam results
  • You've decided to apply to university after 30 June 2022.

If you have made a single choice application through UCAS, or you are applying after 30 June, then you will need to pay the application fee of £22.00 for one choice. 

Clearing opens on 1 July and will close at Christ Church in October or earlier if all our courses are filled. Check our contact us page for opening times and fill out our Clearing form to request a callback.

Do some research! We will list the courses available in Clearing to find the subject you would like to study. Once you have chosen your subject, call us on 01227 926000 or fill out our Clearing form to request a callback. 

You can go on a virtual tour at any time. 

You can register your interest in applying through Clearing before you get your results. If you do, we'll call you once you've received your results to discuss your options.

We can only make Unconditional Offers through Clearing. Therefore, we will only be able to offer places to applicants who have their grades.

We will also let you know whether your chosen course requires an additional selection process (such as an interview or portfolio).

If your course has no additional selection processes, we'll discuss your application through Clearing with you over the phone. You may be asked to email in copies of your qualifications, so make sure you have access to them! Any offer we make to you over the phone won't appear on UCAS account.

Have a pen and paper handy when you're talking on the phone - it's useful for you to note down any reference numbers you are given by the university. If you have your reference number, you'll have a much quicker process if you need to call us back as we'll be able to find your application more quickly.

First things first: add us as your Clearing choice on UCAS! Clearing will only be available to you once you have paid the full application fee and only if you aren't holding any offers from any other universities. Enter our Institution Code C10 and your course details.

Once you've added your Clearing choice, the University will need to confirm to UCAS that we've accepted you through Clearing. It usually takes one working day for us to do this. Once we've confirmed your offer with UCAS your account will be updated and you will show as "Clearing Accept" or "Placed".

If you are holding an offer and you're unsure about anything or have further questions, please contact us and we can advise on all the options available to you.

As you are an offer holder with us, we will prioritise your request as long as we have the vacancy on the course. To request a course change, please email ugadmissions@canterbury.ac.uk and include your UCAS ID or CCCU ID within your email. 

UCAS Adjustment gives you the chance to reconsider where and what you'll study. It allows you to potentially swap your place for another course you prefer. Adjustment is available from A-Level results day until 31 August.

If you are considering changing your course or applying to the University through the Adjustment process, you can call our Clearing team to discuss your options. Visit the UCAS website to find out more about the Adjustment process.

Remember you can call us on 01227 926000 to discuss your options. We're here to help!

You can join one of our Student Ambassadors on a tour of the Canterbury campus. Book your visit now..  

Medway campus tours, also accompanied by a Student Ambassador, run every other Wednesday.

The Government provides extra student funding on top of the tuition fee loan and maintenance loan. You might be eligible for extra money on top of student loans, for example if you’re on a low income, are disabled or have children. Use the student finance calculator to get an idea of the amount you might expect to receive.

We also offer a range of scholarships, bursaries and grants especially for Canterbury Christ Church University students. Check our finance section to see if you are eligible for our awards.

You need to update your student finance as soon as possible. You can do this by logging into your account on the government website

If you've gained a place through Clearing, you will need to apply straight away. Applications take at least six weeks to be processed by Student Finance England. Register as soon as you have your place confirmed. Apply now for student finance through the government website

Once your place is confirmed with us, we will send you a welcome email. This will contain all the instructions you need to create a university account.

You'll be invited you to join the CCCU Students Facebook group. This will put you in touch with everyone starting in September – so you can meet with people who are going to be on your course, living in your university accommodation or on the same commute!

To help you through the orientation and registration process, you can request a student mentor who can be your first point of contact and a warm welcome into our community.

We offer a range of foundation year courses. A foundation year is the first year of a four-year course and introduces you to university and to your chosen subject. It's the perfect way for you to develop self-confidence, knowledge, skills and understanding to support you through further study.

Check the course page for the subject you are interested in to see whether a foundation year is available. 

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