University of Lincoln Students on Steep Hill in Lincoln

Clearing 2023

Do More. Be More at Lincoln.

Clearing is Now Open!

You can apply now through Clearing for a place at university if you:

  • didn’t get into your firm or insurance university choices
  • didn’t get any offers when you first applied or don't want the places you have been offered
  • have only just decided to apply to university.

If this is you, then Clearing is a great way to find your perfect course.

Choose Lincoln

Almost everything on campus or a short walk away

A host of student support services

High-quality, modern, on-campus accommodation

Scholarships and bursaries available

**3rd most affordable university city in the UK

**NatWest Student Living Index 2023

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Clearing Explained

Find out more about what Clearing is, how it works, and how it can help you find a place on your dream course. Clearing is now open for September 2023 entry, and you don't need to wait until Results Day to prepare.

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UCAS Clearing Plus

Clearing Plus is a personalised tool to help you find your perfect course. Managed by UCAS, it can match university places with your interests by providing a list of courses you might like. If you’re eligible (you’ve been unsuccessful or are applying for the first time), you'll be able to view your matches via a button in the UCAS Hub. If you then express an interest in a course, the university will contact you.

Clearing Plus

Results Day Guide

Explore our helpful 2023 guide, which provides useful information about the different elements and scenarios of results day. Remember, regardless of what happens on the day, the University of Lincoln is here to help you.

Results Day Guide
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International Students

If you are an international student you will need to confirm visa requirements and processing times before making an application through Clearing to ensure arrival prior to the start of Welcome Week on Monday 18 September. Any new undergraduate applications made directly through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) will automatically be entered into Clearing. Alternatively, international students can also contact one of our overseas representatives for support in navigating the Clearing process. If you have any questions about Clearing, please email

Next Steps

If you've had an offer to join us through Clearing, you can find out more about the next steps you'll need to take before you start with us this September. From formally accepting your offer and updating your student finance, to finding accommodation and preparing for enrolment, we've put together all of the essential information you'll need.

Next Steps
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Clearing Stories

Clearing is a great opportunity to explore secure a place on your dream course. However, it can also be a daunting process. Explore the success stories of some of our students who came to us through Clearing and are now embarking on their own careers.

Explore Clearing Stories
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Guide for Parents, Guardians, and Teachers

We understand that the lead up to results day can be a nervous time. However, there is plenty you can do to help prepare for the day and be ready to provide your child with the support they may need during results day and Clearing.

Read Our Guide
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Clearing Hotline

0808 164 4444
Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm

If you are an existing offer holder and would like to talk to us about your place at Lincoln, please contact our admissions team by calling +44 01522 437530 or by emailing