University Clearing and Adjustment 2019

Clearing is now open. View our Clearing vacancies for UK/EU students and international students.

We're currently looking for:

  • First-year entry: BBC upwards
  • Foundation Years: CCD upwards

If you meet these, call us on +44 (0)330 3115170

If you've achieved our entry requirements, phone us on +44 (0)330 3115170


How to apply

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Key dates for Clearing 2019

If you apply for a university course after 30 June 2019, you'll automatically be entered into Clearing. Clearing 2019 opens during the summer. Key dates for your diary include: 

  • International Baccalaureate: Clearing opens on 5 July 2019
  • BTEC and other vocational courses: Clearing is open as soon as you get all your results in July or August
  • A-level exam results: Clearing through UCAS Track opens on 15 August 2019
  • other European and international qualifications: Clearing opens as soon as you have all your results in July or August. 


If you get better results than expected, you can explore other course vacancies through a process known as Adjustment, even if you've secured a place at your firm choice university.

We have a number of adjustment vacancies at Sussex, which will be available for you to browse in the summer. 

Adjustment is available from A-level results day on 15 August.

Find out more about Adjustment from UCAS.

Have you considered a Foundation Year?

Our Foundation Years are designed for talented applicants who do not quite meet the criteria for direct entry into the first year of an undergraduate course.

They enable you to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills to support your transition to university. Successfully completing your Foundation Year allows you to continue on to a range of related degrees.

Take a look at our Foundation Year options

Accommodation at Sussex

We’ve had very high demand for our available housing for Clearing and Adjustment students, so you’re likely to need to search for accommodation in the private rented sector. But don’t worry. We’ll be able to help you with this.

Once you’ve secured your place at Sussex, we’ll send you a link so that you can sign up for more information from our Housing Services team. You’ll receive regular updates, information and advice about renting accommodation in the private sector.  Our dedicated team of experienced housing professionals will make sure you’re able to access all the information you’ll need and know what steps to take. We’re also hosting two ‘Renting in the City’ advice days on our campus, on Saturday 31 August and Friday 6 September, and we’ll send you more details about these (and how to book) once you have secured your place.


Find your place at Sussex

Hear from students who came through Clearing

If plans for applying to your chosen university change, don't panic. Read some of our students' stories about how they found the Clearing experience and how they secured a place at Sussex.

Uni checklist: How to choose a university

Before you choose a university, check it has everything a university should have: 

  1. Was it founded in the year of progress?

    We were founded in 1961 when humanity went to space and hatchbacks were on the streets. 

    Find out more about us.

  2. Is it nine minutes from Brighton?

    We're located just nine minutes from Brighton & Hove and zero minutes from the South Downs National Park.

    Discover more about our location.

  3. Does it have iconic architecture?

    Our students have posed next to our concrete University of Sussex sign for decades.

    Our 60-year-old architecture remains as beautiful as it did on day one - and some of our buildings are Grade I listed. 

    We also have our very own arts centre named after our former Chancellor Lord Richard Attenborough.

    Read more about our architecture.

  4. Is it working with robots to create future technologies?

    Our Future Technologies Lab is teaching future workers about robotics and other developing technologies. 

    Explore our research.

  5. Does its students stand up for what they believe in?

    Studying at Sussex is about more than just the classroom – you'll be encouraged to push yourself, explore new ideas and stand up for what you believe in. Our staff have also included three nobel prize winners. 

    Read about our inspiring community.

  6. Does it have an ever growing list of societies?

    Our Students' Union has more than 200 societies and sport clubs for you to choose from. 

    Find out more about our Students' Union.

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