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How to apply in Clearing

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If you haven't already got an offer from a university, or you want to rethink your options, you can apply for an undergraduate course through Clearing.
International students (classed as 'overseas' for fees purposes) can apply for Clearing places at the University of Nottingham now.

How do I apply?


Search for courses that interest you

Check our international course vacancies list.



Check our guidance on entry requirements

We can only make unconditional offers during Clearing so you must have received your final exam results before applying, including a valid English language qualification or test. Find out more below.



Get ready to contact us

Once you have found a course that interests you, get ready to make your Clearing enquiry. You will need:

  • your UCAS number (if you've already made a UCAS application)
  • full details of your qualifications and exam results
  • the name of the course that you want to apply for and its UCAS course code


Get in touch

Call our international Clearing hotline or use our enquiry form. We can discuss your options and make Clearing offers to suitable applicants.


If we make you an offer through Clearing, you will have a deadline to accept this offer (as outlined in your offer email).

You must refer yourself to the University of Nottingham in UCAS. Our Institution Code is N84.

How to accept your offer


Further guidance

Entry requirements

Our minimum entry requirements typically range from BBC to AAA in A levels, or 28-36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The exact requirements vary across our courses, especially during Clearing when we may offer additional flexibility. So if you have narrowly missed our published academic requirements for the course you are interested in, you should still contact us about applying.

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications including HKDSE, India Class XII, STPM, WAEC and many more. Check our webpage for your country for guidance on the grades we would typically accept.

We can only make a Clearing offer to students who have already met our entry requirements, including English language requirements. We accept a variety of academic English tests and qualifications.

Previous University of Nottingham applicants

If you've previously applied to Nottingham but you're not currently holding an offer from us – because you've declined our offer or we've rejected your application – you may still be able to apply to us again through Clearing. Check our course vacancies and contact us through our international Clearing hotline or enquiry form.

If you're currently holding an offer from us and have submitted your exam results (or we've received them via UCAS), we will update your application as soon as we can. Don't worry if you haven't quite met your conditions – we'll assess your qualifications and may still be able to accept you. Find out more about submitting your results in our applicants' area.

New UCAS applicants

If you haven't made a UCAS application until now, you can still apply to us through Clearing. Follow the steps above to get in touch with us. If we can make you an offer, we'll advise you on your next steps.


Adjustment is the UCAS process for students who have met their offer conditions and received an unconditional offer from a university, but are interested in applying for a different university or course because they've received higher exam results than they expected.

Adjustment is available from A level results day on 15 August or once your conditional firm (CF) choice changes to unconditional firm (UF). Find out more about Adjustment on the UCAS website.