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 2023 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 were over 6,000 more applicants for 2023 entry Medicine than five years earlier – an increase of around 29%.
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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