Guide to Clearing

Clearing is available from July to September each year. If you already have your final results and are looking for a place at Queen Mary you can use Clearing from July.

Call our Clearing Hotline*

+44 (0) 203 053 0793

Course finder

* For MBBS Malta course please call us on +44(0) 20 7882 8478.

We have limited spaces available for the following courses starting in 2019.

Comparative Literature
Modern Languages
Film Studies
Medicine (Malta, 5 Year Programme) please call us on +44(0) 20 7882 8478
International Foundation Programme in Humanities and Social Sciences
International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (ISEFP)

Please contact our admissions team on +44 (0)20 7882 5511 for more information or check our course finder below to find the right course for you.

Get in touch as soon as you receive your results. Places at Queen Mary are limited and Clearing offers are made on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Watch our short Guide to Clearing


How to apply

Clearing begins on Thursday 15th August and is open to those who already have all their final results. The main way to apply is to call our Clearing hotline for consideration.

The hotline will be open at the following times:

Thursday 15 August 7.30am-7pm
Friday 16 August   8am-7pm
Saturday 17 August  9am-2pm
Sunday 18 August  closed
Monday 19 August   9am-5pm
Tuesday 20 August 9am-5pm

A small number of courses will also have an online Clearing application form. Details about the online form will be published on Thursday 15th August when Clearing opens.

We will need the following information if you call us:

  • your UCAS personal ID (if you have one)
  • details of your qualifications, including qualification type, subjects studied and grades achieved
  • the name of the course you are interested in
  • your UCAS history (whether you have applied to university before and whether you have received offers from other universities)
  • your fee status (whether you are a home, EU or overseas student)
  • your contact telephone number and email address.

If you have any questions about Clearing you can email us at clearing@qmul.ac.uk.

What happens next?

Once we've taken all your information, there will be one of two outcomes:

  1. We offer you a place on your chosen course straight away -If we’re able to offer you a place straight away, we’ll confirm the offer over the phone. You’ll then receive an email telling you what to do next.
  2. We cannot offer you a place on the course -The course may be full or your qualifications may fall below the minimum entry requirements. We’ll tell you there and then over the phone so you’ll be free to consider other courses at Queen Mary or approach other universities offering similar courses.

In a small number of cases we may need to pass your details to a specialist Admissions Manager for consideration, and we'll aim to contact your within a few hours with a final decision.

Accepting your place

To accept an offer from us, you must make this course your Clearing choice on UCAS Track within the deadline contained in your email. If you miss the deadline, your offer will expire and your place may be offered to another applicant.

Only follow these steps if you are sure you want to accept the offer.

  • Go to the ‘Your choices’ section of UCAS Track and click 'Add Clearing choice’, then enter the details of the course.
    • The email confirming your offer will contain the course code.
    • Our UCAS Institutional code is Q50.
  • Our Admissions team then need to verify the information you told us over the phone. This usually takes 1-2 working days, so please be patient.
  • Once we have verified your details, your offer will show as accepted on UCAS Track and you'll receive a confirmation email.