Be London, Be Westminster
We know how hard you've worked to get where you are today and we remain absolutely determined that no applicant to the University of Westminster will be disadvantaged by the current crisis. We've adapted to the global pandemic and made significant changes to ensure we can still welcome and support you in September. The health and wellbeing of our community will remain our top priority.
With excellent links to industry and a growing network of more than 7,500 recruiters and organisations, our Careers and Employability Team will help you to launch your chosen career and join our successful alumni.
Frequently cited as the most diverse University in the UK, you will be part of a global community of nearly 170 different nationalities, allowing you to make friends and connections all over the world.
It's time to be you. It's time to develop your confidence, learn new ways of thinking and challenge your beliefs. By joining Westminster, you will become part of a progressive and compassionate community which aims to enrich society and make a difference.
How to apply
Have all your exam results ready
Have your UCAS ID ready (if you have one)
Have a list of your preferred courses
If you are not sure yet and want to find out more about the courses
Use our form to apply for the course you've chosen
What is clearing and how does it work?
Clearing is part of the UCAS application process. It helps students who have not yet secured a university place to find and apply for a course.
Prepare for clearing
Start by researching the right course for you. You can browse all the courses we have available through Clearing on our Courses in Clearing page.
When you have your results
If you already have your results you can apply now.
If you're waiting for your results on 13 August 2020, call us as soon as you have them. Make sure you have your UCAS number and qualification details ready (subject and grades), including GCSE results. It's also helpful to have and a pen and paper to take any notes.
If you meet our entry requirements and we can offer you a place, we'll let you know over the phone. You'll receive formal confirmation via email with a deadline for accepting your place.
I have a Clearing offer. What next?
If you call us on results day and we offer you a place, you’ll need to log on to UCAS Track to accept our offer. You’ll be able to do this from 3pm on Thursday 13 August. Find out how to accept our offer in our FAQs section below.
I'm an international student
If you're an international student looking to start a degree in September 2020, Clearing can help you.
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I already have an offer and now I have my results
If you want to check what to do with your application, want to change course, enquire about enrolment or defer your place, visit the Offer holders page to find out more.
I have better grades than expected
If you’ve done better in your exams than expected, Adjustment gives you the chance to secure a place on a different course or at a different university.
Find out about applying through Adjustment in our FAQs section below.
How do I get released from my place at Westminster?
We hope that you will join us at Westminster. However, if you're holding a confirmed place with us and you now wish to be released you must request an official release.
Visit the Offer holders page to find out more.
Yes, applicants should have all their results, including any GCSE results.
If you call us on results day and we offer you a place, you’ll need to log on to UCAS Track to accept our offer. You’ll be able to do this from 3pm on Thursday 13 August.
- log on to UCAS Track, click ‘Add Clearing choice’ and fill in the course details before the deadline you were given in your offer email. This confirms that you're accepting the offer from us.
- When we’ve verified your results, we’ll confirm your place via email. You’ll also receive confirmation from UCAS and see details of your place on UCAS Track. This process can take a couple of days, so don’t worry if the confirmed offer doesn’t appear immediately.
We may need to contact you to ask you to send in your results or your portfolio so that it can be assessed. When you’ve received your confirmation, you're ready to enrol with us. Details about when and where to enrol and starting your course will follow via email.
If you’ve not yet applied to university, you can complete a UCAS application until 20 September.
If you’ve done better in your exams than expected, Adjustment gives you the chance to secure a place on a different course or at a different university, even if you’ve had your firm conditional choice accepted. To be eligible for Adjustment you need to have met and exceeded the conditions of your firm choice offer. You can enter Adjustment by logging in to UCAS Track and clicking ‘Register for Adjustment’.
When you contact our Clearing hotline, tell us you’re applying through Adjustment and we’ll check if we have availability on the course(s) you’re interested in. If we can accept you on a course, we’ll send you an email with an official offer and instructions on how to add us in Adjustment. Your Unconditional Firm choice will be safe while you’re looking for courses in Adjustment, so if you don’t find anything then your original place on a course will be secure.
We hope that you will join us at Westminster. However, if you're holding a confirmed place with us and you now wish to be released from Westminster to accept a place at another university, you must request an official release. You can do this in the following way.
You'll need to sign in to UCAS Track and click the "Decline my place" button. You will then be taken to a page with three options in a drop-down list. Depending on which option you select, you will be presented with different advice and guidance on your next steps. The options are:
- I want to go to my insurance choice
- I no longer wish to go to university this year
- I want to apply somewhere else in Clearing
If you choose "I want to apply somewhere else in Clearing", you will be given a warning to ensure you wish to proceed.
When you confirm that you wish to be released into Clearing, UCAS will send you an email to let you know this has been actioned.
We will process your request as soon as possible but please be aware that on results day, this can take up to 48 hours.