UCAS Clearing allows students to apply for university course places which haven’t been filled yet. You might want to consider Clearing if you’ve received no university offers, or if you’ve changed your mind at the last minute about what or where you’d like to study.
Clearing for 2022 opens on July 5th.
Clearing is becoming an increasingly uncommon pathway to Medicine because there is such a high demand for places that there are simply no unfilled seats. Last year there wasn’t a single Medicine place available through Clearing.
It’s no surprise that you can’t find a Medicine place through Clearing: there are now 10,000 more people applying for Medicine than five years ago, and UCAS stats showed a 3.5% increase in applications for 2022 entry.
Instead of looking for Medicine courses in Clearing, it’s a good idea to look for something related, such as Biomedical Science or Biochemistry. This could be a good way to ultimately end up on a Medicine course. Take a look at the story of this student who got a place at Swansea through Clearing a couple of years ago and went on to get a place for Graduate Entry Medicine after graduating.
If you didn’t get into Medicine this year, you might want to think about:
Applying for university through Clearing is relatively straightforward. You can also find out more about Clearing on the UCAS website.
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