When does Clearing open and other FAQs

University student

On this page, you'll find information about applying to ARU through Clearing, and making plans for university – such as arranging student finance or looking for accommodation.

Applying through Clearing is quick and easy. Simply search for your perfect course and apply online or by phone. The details you need will be on the course page.

When is Clearing?

When does Clearing open?

When does Clearing end?


Who can apply?

Can I apply through Clearing?

Do I need UCAS for Clearing?

If my results don't quite match the entry requirements, can I still apply?

If my results are better than expected, can I apply through Adjustment?


Accepting your offer

How do I accept my offer?

Will I receive a text message?

Why haven’t I received an email confirmation yet?

Why isn't UCAS Track updating?

How long will it take to be released into Clearing?

How do I accept my offer if I haven't got a UCAS account?

I’ve accepted my offer, what happens next?

Why haven’t I received my welcome email?

I’ve registered as an ARU student – when do I get my timetable?


Transferring to ARU

Can I transfer to ARU during Clearing?


Deferring your application

How can I defer my application?

I was deferred previously, can I join through Clearing?


Courses available in Clearing

What courses do you offer?

Who can I talk to about courses offered at ARU's partner colleges?


Student finance and scholarships

How do I apply for a student loan or student finance?

What happens if I've missed the student finance application deadline?

What scholarships do you offer?

What is your ARU Bursary?


Applying for accommodation

How do I apply for accommodation?

What are the fees and how do I pay?

When do I move in?

I want to find out more about renting privately. Can you help?


About ARU

Why is ARU advertising places during Clearing?

Why should I choose ARU?




Questions about Clearing?

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