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What is Clearing and Adjustment?
Clearing is an application service available between July and September for applicants who have received their exam results.
Every year, around 10% of students get into university through Clearing and it can help applicants without a place to find suitable vacancies on higher education courses. Further information can be found on the UCAS Clearing web page.
Adjustment gives students who have done better than expected a short time to reconsider where and what they study, while having the security of holding on to their unconditional firm offer. In order to become eligible, you must have met and exceeded the conditions of your firm offer. It is entirely optional and many competitive courses will be full, but it is worth seeing what’s available. Further information can be found on the UCAS Adjustment web page.
Why choose Heriot-Watt?
Top UK Ranking
Top 35 in the UK out of 121 universities
Complete University Guide 2020
1st in Scotland for graduate salaries six months after graduation
Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation
Top 5 Clearing Tips
Don't Feel Bad
Don’t feel bad about Clearing! You’re not alone and can still get to where you want to be.
Explore your options
You’re going to hear from a lot of people. Make sure you properly explore all your options.
Research exactly what you’re being offered. Make sure the course is right for you.
Write results down
Have your results ready before you contact us. We want this process to be stress-free!
We’re waiting for your call, but stay calm if we don’t pick-up immediately.Our phones are really busy!
Flexible study options
Scottish degree programmes are designed to include 4 years of study, however at Heriot-Watt University many students have the opportunity to complete their Honours degree over 3 years.
Depending on your exam results, you have the option to start your degree in Year 1 or Year 2. You might want to check out how to apply as we also provide an application checklist which will help you through the process.
If you have a Year 2 offer from us and your results weren’t as good as you expected, don’t worry! If you meet entry requirements, you will automatically be considered for a Year 1 offer from us.
No retakes are required and, for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, thanks to a foundation bursary you pay the same tuition fees as you would for a three year degree.
If you have a Year 1 offer and your results were better than expected - well done! You could opt to start in Year 2 and accelerate your degree.
You will still be able to experience all the fun of being a fresher! Students who enter in Year 2 are also eligible for our accommodation guaranteed (remember to apply by midnight on 25 August 2019) and you complete your degree in three years.
Living on campus is a great way to meet others. We have a range of student accommodation conveniently located within easy reach of teaching facilities.
With Go Global, you can take your studies to new places and experience new cultures, expanding your horizons along the way.
Our Campus Tours provide you with the opportunity to meet one of our current students, hear about how exciting and rewarding the student experience is and tour the Heriot-Watt University campus.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Funding your studies is an important consideration, which is why we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries that you do not need to repay.
If you need to get in touch with Heriot-Watt, we have people to help you on the phone as soon as your results come out.
Our Clearing helpline phone number is +44 (0)131 322 3222
|9 July 2019||09.00-17.00||Open for Clearing 2019|
|6 August 2019||08.00-17.00||Highers|
|7 August 2019||09.00-17.00||Highers|
|15 August 2019||07.00-19.00||A-Levels|
|16 August 2019||08.00-18.00||A-Levels|
|17 August 2019||10.00-16.00||A-Levels|
|18 August 2019||10.00-14.00||A-Levels|
|19-23 August 2019||09.00-17.00||All enquiries (including accommodation and campus tours)|
Clearing can be a stressful time. So watch our video on handy tips to deal with Clearing from our own Associate Professor of Psychology, Dr Anna Sedda.