When is Clearing and can I apply for courses starting the next year?

We appreciate that you want to get your application in early for next year and we would love to help you do so. In Clearing, you can only apply for courses for September 2023. However, if you are interested in starting in January 2024 or September 2024 you will be able to apply through UCAS or direct to the University from September 2023. Clearing is open from the 5th July and closes in September, please see our Clearing Page or UCAS for details.

If you haven't completed an application and want to begin studying at the University of Bolton please contact us on our Clearing line 0808 281 1111, email, or visit our Clearing Webpage for more details

Please note that during Clearing our phone lines will be open:

Thursday 17 August: 7:00am – 7:00pm

Friday 18 August: 7:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday 19 August 9:00am – 4:00pm

After these dates our Clearing phone lines will be open 9:00am - 5:00pm

Please have a look at the course that you are interested in on our subject areas pages,  some of them will have multiple start dates across the year. 

You can visit one of our Clearing Study Advice Sessions in order to get more information about the University and to give yourself the opportunity to learn more about the courses. Please visit our Open Days page to book a Clearing Study Advice Session.

You can also chat with our staff directly via our direct messaging service.

Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.

Or book onto one of our Clearing Study Advice Sessions to find out more and speak with the team.

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We're delighted to be No. 1 in the North West for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022), and for the past 5 years we have been ranked No.1 for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide - Student Satisfaction - North West - 2023, 2022, 2021, 20202, 2019).