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I knew that my results hadn’t gone as well as I needed them to, so before Results Day I started looking up courses through UCAS and came across Queen Mary. It had everything that I was looking for in a university. Coming to Queen Mary was the best decision I ever made and I wouldn’t be here without Clearing
Atalanta, Medical Genetics BSc, 2019

Clearing

What and when is Clearing?

Clearing is a service offered by UCAS that takes place between 5 July - 30 September. Early Clearing begins on 5 July. However, the main Clearing period begins on 17 August (A-Level results day).

You can use Clearing to apply for courses that still have available places if you:
• didn’t receive any offers (or none that you wished to accept)
• didn’t meet the conditions of your offer
• apply after 30 June.

Vacancies at Queen Mary University of London will be published on our website, and will be updated regularly.

Vacancies at other universities can be viewed through UCAS. Places on our courses will fill quickly, so please contact us as soon as possible after receiving your results if you want to secure a place through Clearing.

Who can use Clearing?

You can use Clearing if you:
• didn’t receive any offers (or none that you wished to accept)
• didn’t meet the conditions of your offer
• apply after 30 June.

We can consider students that do not currently have a UCAS application. However, if we offer you a place, you’ll need to complete and submit a UCAS application to accept the offer.

If you haven’t yet applied, register on UCAS now for 2017 entry. You’ll need a reference as well as a personal statement to successfully complete your application.

Is Queen Mary in Clearing this year?

Some of our courses will be available in Clearing. However, our courses are likely to fill up quickly. If you are interested in studying at Queen Mary, please get in touch as soon as you receive your results. You can contact our Admissions team on 0800 376 1800 (UK) or +44 (0)20 7882 5511 (overseas).

A designated Clearing Hotline will be open from 7:30 am on 17 August for applicants receiving their A-Level results. Our full opening hours will be published online, nearer the time.

What courses are available in Clearing?

During the Clearing period, available courses are displayed on UCAS and our website. Our course list is likely to be published in August, so if you receive your results before then, please contact our Admissions team who will be able to tell you about any vacancies.

If you would like us to contact you about available courses, please complete our online form. We will be in touch closer to your results day.

What’s the difference between Early Clearing and Clearing?

Early Clearing at Queen Mary University of London runs from 5 July - 10 August, and is available to applicants who have already received their results or will receive their results during this period.

This could include A-Level results from previous years, the International Baccalaureate Diploma, Access to Higher Education Diplomas, or European and overseas qualifications suitable for entry to the first year of our undergraduate degree courses.

If you are interested in joining Queen Mary through Early Clearing, you will need to contact us before midday on 10 August. After this point you will need to contact our Clearing Hotline during the main Clearing event on 17 August.

Clearing refers to the main Clearing event which occurs from A-Level results day on 17 August. Applicants who receive their results on 17 August and wish to join Queen Mary will be eligible to apply from this date onwards.

If I already have my results, can I enter Clearing before 5 July?

No. Clearing opens on 5 July. We are unable to consider any Clearing applications before this date.

How do I apply to Queen Mary through Early Clearing?

Early Clearing at Queen Mary runs from 5 July - 10 August, and is available to applicants who have already received their results or will receive their results during this period. For further information, check out our step-by-step guide to Early Clearing.

How do I apply to Queen Mary through Clearing?

The main Clearing period begins on 17 August (A-level results day). Once you have received your results, you will need to call our designated Clearing Hotline. Our hotline number will be published online, nearer the time.

In the meantime, you can read our step-by-step guide to Clearing for more information on what happens on the day and how to prepare in advance.

I didn’t apply to Queen Mary because I didn’t think my grades would be good enough. I now have my results and meet the entry requirements. Can I apply through Clearing?

Absolutely! If the course you want to join has vacancies and you meet the minimum academic entry requirements that we’re looking for, you’ll need to contact our Clearing Hotline to confirm that we can offer you a place.

I’m holding an offer elsewhere, can I join Queen Mary through Clearing?

You will need to contact the university you are holding an offer from to discuss your reason for wishing to decline this offer. They’ll advise as to whether they are willing to release you into Clearing.

Before you ask to be released, you should contact Queen Mary directly and confirm whether or not we are able to offer you a place on your chosen course of study. If we are able to offer you a place, we'll give you a verbal offer and then send you an email directing you to make Queen Mary University of London your chosen course on UCAS Track. This email will also contain a deadline for updating your course on UCAS.

What if the course I’m interested in is available in Clearing, but I’m waiting on a re-mark?

If your current results meet our advertised Clearing entry requirements, you should apply for the course directly, even if a re-mark is pending.

If your current results do not meet our Clearing entry requirements, we will be unable to consider you for your chosen course of study until the results of your re-mark have been received, subject to the course still having vacancies.

When will I know if I’ve got my place at Queen Mary?

After receiving a verbal offer, we’ll also send an email confirming your offer in writing. You will then need to make Queen Mary University of London your Clearing Choice on UCAS Track. Our Institutional code is Q50, and the email will contain the course code.

Once you have updated your Clearing Choice, our Admissions team will need to verify the information you provided at the point of verbal offer. This will usually take 1-2 working days, so please be patient.

Once we have verified your details, we will confirm your place and make an unconditional offer of study. This will then update on UCAS Track, at which point your place at Queen Mary University of London is secure.

Adjustment

What is Adjustment?

Adjustment is a service offered by UCAS that is available from 17 August - 31 August. It’s entirely optional, but offers the chance for applicants who have received better results than expected to look for another programme or university, whilst still retaining their current offer.

If you meet and exceed the conditions of your original firm choice, you will be able to register for Adjustment on UCAS Track.

Who can use Adjustment?

If you meet and exceed the conditions of your original firm choice, you will be able to register for Adjustment on UCAS Track.

Once you’ve registered for Adjustment, you’ll have five calendar days (including weekends) to search for an alternative course.

What courses are available in Adjustment?

Courses with places available in Adjustment will be published online during the main Clearing period, alongside our Clearing vacancies.

How do I apply to Queen Mary via Adjustment?

You’ll need to contact our Clearing Hotline from 17 August. Courses with places available through Adjustment will be published online, alongside our Clearing vacancies. You’ll need to make it clear to our hotline operator that you are enquiring about a place at Queen Mary through Adjustment.

Check out our step-by-step guide to Adjustment for more information on the process.

International students

Can international students join Queen Mary through Clearing?

Yes, international students can join Queen Mary through Clearing. You can enter the Clearing process if you:

  • didn’t receive or accept any of your offers
  • didn’t meet the conditions of your offer
  • decide to apply for a UK university after 30 June.

To apply through Clearing you will need to register with UCAS, if you haven’t already. Read our step-by-step guide to Clearing for more information on the process.

Can international students join Queen Mary through Adjustment?

Yes, international students can join Queen Mary through Adjustment.

If you have already applied for a UK university through UCAS, and have exceeded the requirements of your firm offer, you might be able to change your chosen course or university.

Please call our Clearing Hotline from 17 August to discuss your options. You will need to make it clear you are interested in joining QMUL through Adjustment. Our hotline number will be published online, nearer the time.

What are your English Language requirements for undergraduate courses?

English Language requirements vary depending on the course you have applied for. We provide a comprehensive guide on degree requirements, including information on the required English test (IELTS) and whether or not you are required to take this test.

Are there any scholarships available for international Clearing and Adjustment students?

Queen Mary provided £1.9m in scholarships and bursaries to International students in 2016/7.

Some of the scholarship schemes are open for students in Clearing and Adjustment, including the International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards.

Learn more about our scholarships.

I have a confirmed place at QMUL, how do I apply for a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies)?

After your place at Queen Mary has been confirmed you will receive a CAS request email with details for your online student account. This is known as your MySIS account. Once you are logged on to your MySIS portal you will be able to submit all the relevant information needed to request a CAS.

If we have received all the relevant information, you have verified the details provided and you are eligible to study in the UK, you will receive your CAS via email.

We will aim to send your CAS within 2 -3 working days but it can take longer if additional information is required. Please ensure you check your email account on a regular basis, including junk / spam folders.

For more information on student visas please take a look at our guide to making a successful Tier 4 application.

How quickly can I apply for my visa after being made an unconditional offer?

Once you are accepted through Clearing and have been made an unconditional offer of study which has updated on UCAS Track, applicants requiring a visa will be sent an email inviting them to request a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) via your online MySIS portal.

Once you have requested your CAS and verified that all of the details we have on file are correct, our Admissions team will work to release your CAS within 2-3 days. Once you have received your CAS, you will then be able to apply for your visa.

More information on student visas can be found in our guide to making a successful Tier 4 application.

Accommodation

Can Clearing and Adjustment students get accommodation in halls?

We have set aside a quota of 100 rooms to be allocated to Clearing and Adjustment applicants. These rooms will be allocated through a random ballot system to applicants who submit their online housing application by 23 August (midnight BST).

In order to submit your housing application you must be holding an unconditional firm (UF) offer from QMUL.

Once your status has been confirmed as UF on UCAS, you will receive an email from us providing login details for our housing application system.

Please note your accommodation account will usually become active 24 hours after you receive your login details, so please be patient. If you wish your application for accommodation to be entered into the ballot it is very important that you accept your Clearing or Adjustment offer as soon as possible.

The ballot will be drawn on Thursday 24 August and successful applicants will be sent an email confirmation and housing offer on Friday 25 August.

Applicants with a Greater London home address will not be eligible to be entered into the ballot, their application will be held on a waiting list for mid-term vacancies.

Find out more about accommodation at Queen Mary University of London.

What happens if I don't get a place in halls?

Applicants who are unsuccessful in the ballot will remain on the halls waiting list to be considered for last-minute cancellations or mid-term vacancies.

We understand the importance of securing accommodation before you begin your studies at Queen Mary, so if you would prefer not to remain on the waiting list beyond the start of term, we will provide you with lots of support and guidance on seeking alternative housing in the local area. This includes student house and flat shares, private student accommodation and home stay opportunities.

We are also hosting a ‘Find a Flatmate’ event on Tuesday 5 September, where you will be able to meet other Queen Mary students who are searching for accommodation. You will also be able to speak to our team of housing advisors, who can provide you with specific advice geared to your housing needs.

If you don't get a place in halls, please don’t be discouraged! We are here to help and ease your transition into university life.

You can find our contact details on our website, where you can also find information on university accommodation, alternative accommodation and short stay options.

Do many students commute to campus?

Commuters won’t find themselves alone at Queen Mary; many of our students choose to commute to campus from Greater London and just outside London. We even have a Commuters’ Society, so you can get to know other people who are living at home and maybe even find a commuting buddy.

Fees and funding

I have accepted my place at QMUL, but have a student finance application with another university – what do I do?

You will need to update the university and course details listed in your online Student Finance account. You should do this straight away to avoid delays in receiving your money.

You must update your details before the start of the academic year.

What if I haven't applied for Student Finance yet?

You should apply for Student Finance as soon as possible. It is likely that your money will not come through in time for the start of the academic year. See below for information about what to do if your money is delayed.

You can find detailed information about Student Finance, including information regarding eligibility and the amount of money you might get, on our student funding page. If you are planning to study Medicine or Dentistry, please read our bespoke funding guide for medical and dental students.

Managing money is an important part of student life. Our Advice and Counselling team provide tips and advice on planning a budget and managing money. This includes information on the cost of living in London and an example student budget.

What happens if my Student Finance is delayed?

If you applied for Student Finance but it is has not been processed by the start of the academic year, please read the advice provided by QMUL’s Advice and Counselling team. If you have further questions after reading this information, you can contact one of our Welfare Advisers.

Am I too late to apply for QMUL scholarships and bursaries?

You need to apply for income-assessed Student Finance before you can be assessed for the QMUL Bursary. As long as we receive your household income details from Student Finance by next summer (31 July 2018) you can be assessed for the bursary. If you are eligible, the bursary will be paid to you in February and May.

You may also be eligible for one of our other undergraduate scholarships and bursaries, as well as awards within academic schools. You will need to check the eligibility criteria and application deadlines for each specific award.

We look forward to seeing you in September! Before you join, say hello to us via our social media channels. Use the hashtag #futureQMUL to let us know that you are joining the QMUL family.
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