Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Clearing?

Clearing is a service helping UK nationals and EU nationals who have settled or pre-settled status to find a place on a full-time higher education course starting in the autumn.

When is Clearing?

Clearing runs from early July until late September, but if you don't have your exam results yet you need to wait until after results day to contact universities. In 2024, Clearing opens on Friday 5 July and A level results day is on Thursday 15 August.

Who is Clearing for?

Clearing allows individuals from the UK and the EU (if you have settled status or pre-settled status) to apply for a full-time place on an undergraduate degree starting in the autumn. It doesn't matter if you've just finished studying at school or college, or if you left further education some time ago. Whatever your situation, we've got an action plan to suit you. Follow our straightforward Clearing guide.

If you're an international student, if you would like to study part-time, or if you're looking to begin your studies in January, you should apply slightly differently. You can begin your application by using the apply button on the relevant course page.

How do I apply for a place at London Met through Clearing?

You can apply online by completing our simple application form or by calling our Clearing hotline on 0800 032 4441.

I passed but didn't get the grades I needed – what should I do?

Log on to the UCAS Hub and check if you've been made an offer. You can follow our straightforward Clearing guide for people in your situation.

If you call the hotline, you will be interviewed over the phone for the course of your choice. If you are made an offer, you will then be sent an email inviting you to log into the UCAS Hub where you can enter London Metropolitan University as your Clearing choice institution. Our UCAS institution code is L68. If you complete the online application, you will be asked to complete various fields, such as your personal details, qualifications, grades etc, and then we'll get back to you with an update on your application.

Where can I find information about courses that are available?

View all available undergraduate courses.

How do I contact UCAS?

Telephone: +44 (0)371 468 0468, open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm (UK time).

Please remember to have your UCAS Personal ID/application number to hand whenever you're contacting UCAS.

What should I do if I haven't applied through UCAS but would like to go to university this year?

Once Clearing begins, check our website regularly for details of course vacancies that are available. You will need to contact us to confirm whether we're in a position to accept you.

If you're offered a place at London Met we'll help you complete your UCAS registration. Follow our Clearing guide for people who have not applied through UCAS.

I have a place confirmed at another university but would prefer to study at London Metropolitan University. Can I do this?

Yes, you need to decline your place at your firm choice. Follow our straightforward Clearing guide for people who want to change universities.

What happens if I am an international student?

Please note the deadline for applications for international students is much earlier than the deadline for UK students and, as an international student, you'll apply in a slightly different way – this also applies if you're an EU student without settled or pre-settled status. Please see our Clearing information for international students.

I have already applied to London Met but my offer is still conditional – what should I do?

Our undergraduate enquiries team will be able to help you. Please give them a call on +44 (0)20 7133 4200.

I have a place at London Metropolitan University but can I change to a different course?

This may be possible. We will need to check your qualifications for the other course you are interested in and confirm that places are available. Please call our undergraduate enquiries team on +44 (0)20 7133 4200.

Where can I find the course fee?

Course fees are published on individual course pages. The fee you pay depends on a number of factors such as your start date and whether you're a UK or international student. Visit your chosen course page and navigate to the fees and key information section. Select the relevant entry point in order to see the course fee.

What financial support might I be entitled to?

There are a range of grants, bursaries and tuition fee loans as well as student loans available. Visit our information on finance and funding for more information.

I plan to move to London – what are my accommodation options?

London is an exciting city in which to study, but we know it can be a bit daunting trying to decide where to live. Our accommodation team provides information and advice on finding accommodation in external student halls in London.

How long does it usually take to hear back about my application?

Once you've applied through Clearing, we usually aim to get back to you with an outcome of your application within an hour. However, please note, if you're applying for a course that requires you to submit a portfolio – for example, one of our art, architecture or design courses – or a course that requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, this is likely to take longer.

I've been made an offer by London Metropolitan University and registered with UCAS. What happens now?

You will be sent a welcome pack with all of your joining instructions, including details of your enrolment. If you have any issues or require any further information please do not hesitate to call our enquiries team on +44 (0)20 7133 4200.

Still have questions?

If you still have a question, contact our enquiries team.