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How to apply through Clearing

Use Clearing to find your perfect undergraduate course. When Clearing opens and you have your results, we recommend that you apply as soon as you can so that you’ll have more choice of courses.


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What do I need to apply?

To process your Clearing application, we’ll need to know:

  • your results, including GCSEs or equivalent so we can match with our course entry requirements
  • your full contact details including address, telephone, and email
  • your UCAS and Clearing number – you’ll find your Clearing number in your application on UCAS.

How to apply

To apply to NTU you can call our Clearing hotline or apply online.

Apply on the phone

When you call our Clearing hotline on +44 (0)115 848 6000, you’ll speak to a Clearing adviser who’ll help you to find a suitable course. They’ll ask a series of questions to find out more about your results and any relevant experience. Remember: it's important that you call us yourself – we can’t discuss your application with a parent, carer, or teacher as this will breach the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If you’re eligible to apply and we have vacancies on your course, your application will be completed on the call and the adviser will confirm if it has been successful. You’ll then receive an email confirming the offer and instructions on how to respond via UCAS. We have dedicated Country Advisors for International students, who will review your application and guide you through the process.

For some courses, you may be asked to attend an interview, provide a portfolio, or talk to a tutor as part of your application. Don’t worry, we’ll explain the process and next steps over the phone.

Clearing hotline opening times

Most Clearing activity takes place from A-level results day (Thursday 18 August 2022) onwards. You can find out your application decisions from 8.30 am on results day by checking UCAS and, if you need us, we'll be taking calls at the following times:

Date(s) Opening times
Thursday 18 August 8 am – 7 pm
Friday 19 August 8 am – 7 pm
Saturday 20 August 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 21 August 10 am – 2 pm
Monday 22 – Friday 26 August 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 27 August Closed
Sunday 28 August Closed
Monday 29 August Closed (Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 30 August – Friday 2 September 9 am – 5 pm

Apply online

If you know which course you want to apply for and don’t need to speak to anyone, you can apply online.

You’ll need to complete all the fields required and submit your application. This will be assessed and, if successful, you’ll receive an email confirming the offer and instructions on how to respond via UCAS. We’ll also email you if we’re unable to process your application.

For some courses, you may be asked to attend an interview, provide a portfolio, or talk to a tutor as part of the application. We’ll email you with more information if this is required and you will need to complete any actions to progress your application.

If you need help with your application, call our Clearing hotline on +44 (0)115 848 6000.

That first phone call went really smoothly, and I actually got offered a place on that very same phone call. That really surprised me and I was like yes, absolutely, I would love to this take this [offer]!

Katya Senior, BSc (Hons) Games Production

What happens when you get an offer from NTU?

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We’ll send you an email confirming the offer and you’ll need to check to make sure all of your details and results are correct. If you need to make any changes, please call our Clearing hotline.

You’ll then need to go to UCAS and select ‘add Clearing choice’. Add the course and NTU’s UCAS institution code name (NOTRE) and institution code (N91). This will then show as an acceptance on your 'Choices' page in UCAS. You can accept your Clearing offer from 2 pm on A-level results day.

Following this, our Admissions team will send you joining instructions by email, and you should then contact our Accommodation team and, if you’re a UK student, contact our Student Finance team to make any necessary arrangements.

International students can find detailed visa and travel advice to support their arrival to NTU on our preparing to come to NTU page.

How many Clearing offers can I have?

You may receive multiple offers through the Clearing process, and it's important that you make the choice that's right for you. You can only accept one, so research the course and the University in detail before you respond.

Next steps

Here’s what to do when you’ve received an offer through Clearing.

Apply for Accommodation

Applying for accommodation couldn't be easier. Once you've accepted your Clearing offer, follow these steps to find your new home:

Learn more about the different accommodation options below:

Arrange your funding

If you're a UK student, you should apply for a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan and check if you’re eligible for any additional funding as soon as possible. If you've already applied for student finance, find out how to update your application after being accepted through Clearing.

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