Adjustment and Clearing 2016

University of the Year

Surrey was named University of the Year and Best University for student experience by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

Learn more about the Surrey student experience.

4th - Guardian league table

The University of Surrey ranks fourth the Guardian University Guide 2017.

Learn more about Surrey in the league tables.

2,300 placement partners

Over the past five years, more than 2,300 partner organisations have worked with us to give students valuable experience in the professional environment.

Read more about careers and professional training at Surrey.

Beautiful campus, close to London

With wonderful views of the Surrey Hills and Guildford Cathedral, our leafy campus is a great place to study and live.

It's just ten minutes' walk from the centre of Guildford and the diverse, historic and vibrant delights of London are easily accessible - just 34 minutes' train journey from Guildford station.

Learn more about Guildford and our campus.

We have a limited number of undergraduate degree places available for highly qualified candidates through UCAS Adjustment and Clearing 2016.

Please call us to discuss course availability, achieved grades and personal circumstances.

If your place at Surrey has been confirmed, please visit our Welcome Week website for important information about what to do next.

My place is confirmed – what do I do next?

Confirmed students will shortly receive a Welcome email from us. Please visit our Welcome Week website for important information about starting at Surrey and the first few weeks of term.


You can enter Clearing if you’ve already applied through UCAS and you don't hold any offers.

You'll know you're in Clearing if your UCAS Track status says 'You are in Clearing' or 'Clearing has started'.

How to apply

  1. View the courses available at Surrey below 
  2. When you find a suitable course, call us on 0800 052 2248 (lines open Thursday 18 August) - please make sure you have all your qualifications to hand, including your GCSE results 
  3. If we can accept you, we’ll let you know during the conversation. You’ll then receive formal confirmation via email
  4. Once you’ve spoken to us, you need to refer yourself to the University via your UCAS Track
  5. Click ‘Add clearing choice’ and fill in the course details before the deadline you were given in your email and refer yourself. This counts as you firmly accepting the offer
  6. We’ll formally confirm your place and you’ll receive official confirmation from UCAS and see it on your UCAS track

I’ve not applied to university yet – can I go through clearing?

If you’ve not yet applied to university, you can complete a UCAS application until 21 September.

If you applied after 30 June, you’ll automatically be entered into Clearing, so you shouldn’t fill in any choices on your application.


If you've had a firm conditional choice accepted, but have done better in your exams than expected, adjustment offers you a chance to reconsider where and what to study.

How to apply

  1. View available courses at Surrey below 
  2. To apply for a place, give us a call on 0800 052 2248 (lines open Thursday 18 August)
  3. Tell us you're applying through Adjustment and give us your UCAS ID (please note that we won’t be able to see your application unless you've registered for Adjustment with UCAS - see below for more information)
  4. We’ll check you've met and exceeded your conditions of your firm choice (remember, if you contact us on results day there could be a short delay while your application is updated)
  5. If we can offer you a place and you decide to accept, we’ll advise you verbally and formally accept you through UCAS
  6. You’ll then receive confirmation from UCAS and will be able to see all the details on your UCAS Track  

How to register for Adjustment

Click ‘Register for Adjustment’ on the choices screen in in UCAS Track – remember, you need to have met and exceeded the conditions of your firm choice.

If originally you only applied for one course (for the reduced fee of £12), you'll have to pay another £11 in order to apply to additional courses.

Your original Unconditional Firm (UF) choice will be safe if you try Adjustment but you don't find anything – you'll only lose your place if you confirm you'd like to go elsewhere and the new university/college adds itself to your application.

How long is adjustment open?

Adjustment is available between 18 and 31 August.

You only have five 24-hour periods (including weekends) within this time to take advantage of Adjustment, starting from when your conditional firm (CF) offer changes to unconditional firm (UF), or on A-Level results day – whichever is the latter.

 Find out more on the UCAS website


If you hold a conditional firm or insurance place with the University of Surrey, you can find out if your place has been confirmed via:

Once we’ve received your results, we’ll also send you an email or a text message to advise you of our decision.

If your place at Surrey has been confirmed, please visit our Welcome Week website for important information about what to do next.

My place is confirmed – what do I do next?

Confirmed students will shortly receive a Welcome email from us. Please visit our Welcome Week website for important information about starting at Surrey and the first few weeks of term.

My UCAS Track hasn’t updated

If you’ve not received any communication from us, or your place is still showing as conditional on UCAS Track or Surrey Self-Service, please:

  • Contact us using the Live Chat facility (open on results day)
  • Call us on 0800 052 0608 to speak to a member of our Admissions Team (lines open Thursday 18 August)

Still waiting for GCSE results or to meet other conditions?

GCSE results will not be released until 25 August. If your offer is conditional on GCSE results, you should upload these to Surrey Self-Service as soon as you receive them.

If you’re waiting on other exam results or conditions, these may also be published at a later date. It is important that you upload these to Surrey Self-Service as soon as you receive them so that we can make a decision about your place.

Student accommodation and campus visits

Visit Surrey

If we have made you an offer via Clearing or Adjustment, you are welcome to come along to the University for a tour of the campus on Friday 19 August (from 1pm to 5pm) or Saturday 20 August (from 10:30am to 4pm).

Tours will depart from the Austin Pearce Building, which will be signposted as you arrive on campus.

Find out how to get to the University of Surrey.

Student accommodation

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee University accommodation for students who apply to Surrey through Adjustment and Clearing. 

We will endeavour to support students who do not have a place in University accommodation by providing advice and guidance about renting in the private sector. 

Learn more about finding somewhere to live in Guildford and read our full accommodation allocation policy.

Tuition fees, bursaries and scholarships

Tuition fees - UK/EU students

The University of Surrey is charging a tuition fee of £9,000 in 2016/17 for UK/EU undergraduates starting programmes in all subject areas in 2016.

Fees are reviewed annually. Fees for 2017/18 will be published on the University website when they are available.

Professional Training Year fees

A fee of £1,800 will be charged for the Professional Training placement programme. This will not have to be paid up front for those students who decide to take up the Government's loan for higher education fees.

NHS-related programmes

Home and EU students following NHS-related programmes are currently subject to separate funding arrangements, administered through the Department of Health. Further details are available on the relevant programme pages.

Tuition fees - overseas students

For students classed as overseas for fees purposes, annual full-time tuition fees vary depending on programme studied. See our full list of overseas fees for details.  

Overseas students applying for 2016 entry should note that annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

The University will assess your fee status. If you’re unsure whether you’re likely to be considered a ‘home’, EU or overseas student for fees purposes, please visit the UKCISA website.

Student loans

If you’re a UK/EU student, you don't have to pay for your course yourself upfront - you can get a loan to cover the cost of your tuition. You’ll only start to pay this back once you’ve graduated and you’re earning over £21,000 a year.

Some students may decide not to take the Government loan and wish to pay the £9,000 fee from their own resources or other source of funding. Direct payment of fees to the University will be straightforward for those who decide to follow this route and will be invoiced in the relevant year of study.

Scholarships and bursaries

We’ve put together a range of scholarships, bursaries, fee waivers and other financial incentives to support high achievers, elite sports performers and students from low income households.

For details, and to find out if you’re eligible, visit our undergraduate bursaries and scholarships 2016 page.

Contact us

Adjustment & Clearing

0800 052 2248

Calling from abroad: +44 1483 68 6828

Lines open:

Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm

Available courses