NCUK University Clearing Service

Didn’t meet the entry requirements of your chosen university? Don’t panic! NCUK’s Clearing Service is here to help you!

Click the buttons below to download our NCUK Results and Clearing Service support pack or watch the short video to see how NCUK’s University Clearing Service can help you get to university!

What is NCUK’s Clearing Service?

If you have not met the requirements at your Firm or Insurance choice universities, and neither can make you an offer for an alternative course, don’t worry! As long as you’ve passed your qualification, NCUK steps in to help find you a place at another of our NCUK Guaranteed Universities through a process called Clearing.

There are several steps that NCUK Students can take before and during the Clearing process:

  • Step 1 – You will receive your NCUK results. If you have passed and managed to get into your chosen university then congratulations! However, for those who didn’t get the grades you wanted, don’t worry as there are other options.
  • Step 2 – Whilst the NCUK Admissions & Placement team reviews your grades and potential alternative university options, don’t worry and try to stay calm. NCUK will do its best in providing you with the correct information and with as much support as possible.
  • Step 3 – Within 48 hours you will receive a letter from the NCUK Admissions & Placement team which will include alternative universities that you could progress to, as well as degree courses similar to your original choice.
  • Step 4 – You choose one of the alternative degree courses that you would like to study that the NCUK Admissions & Placement team have provided in their email to you. Confirm this option with Study Centre staff.
  • Step 5 – NCUK will work with your Study Centre to get your unconditional place at university processed and the documentation you need to get a Visa.

Want to know more?

If you would like to find out more about Clearing or require assistance in relation to university placement please email To chat with NCUK Student Support by clicking the chat button below.

NCUK also has a dedicated phone number for people to call regarding questions about Clearing and support. This number is: +44 (0)161 306 8890

To chat with NCUK’s Student Support service, please click the chat button below.


Jialei Shi

Jialei Shi

In the UK, the quality of education is very high – I wanted to gain a different experience from studying in my home country.

University of Bristol BEng (Hons) Electronic and Communications Engineering

Adekemi Chioma Thompson

Adekemi Chioma Thompson

The Key Skills module that NCUK provided was really helpful. I learnt about time management and how to reference sources – it gave me a wider breadth of knowledge.

University of Huddersfield BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Rina Uesugi

Rina Uesugi

The subjects on the NCUK Pre-Masters qualification were fascinating and all my teachers were British and friendly, which really helped me to improve my English language skills.

The University of Manchester MA Intercultural Communication