Application process questions
What is the Clearing telephone number and what are the opening times?
If you want to apply to Southampton through Clearing, you can apply or speak to our admissions team.
phone: +44 (0) 330 058 6940
phone: +44 (0) 238212 5646
WeChat: use UoSouthamptonChina
Do I need to apply through UCAS, or can I apply directly through the University of Southampton?
Usually, if you have your results, you can apply directly to us to find out if we can make you an offer. If we can’t, you’ll need to refer yourself to us via UCAS Hub (or apply via UCAS Clearing if you have not yet applied to UCAS).
UCAS step-by-step guide to Clearing
What information do I need when I call you?
You'll need to tell us:
- your name
- your UCAS 10 digit identification number (if you've already made any application through UCAS for 2022 entry)
- your results (which may include relevant GCSE, or equivalent, results)
- the subject area or course you're interested in
How do I get released into Clearing?
Being released into Clearing means you'll be giving up your place at Southampton.
Before you do this, please make sure you've got an offer in principle from another university or college. We may not be able to accept you if change your mind and want your old place back.
Once you’re sure you want to be released, what you need to do will depend on the type of offer you have from us. If your offer is:
Unconditional Firm (UF): sign into UCAS Hub, choose ‘Decline my place’ and follow the on-screen prompts
Conditional Firm (CF): contact us so we can release you into Clearing
What is my Southampton student ID number?
You'll receive your ID number as part of your formal offer, after we've confirmed your place through UCAS. You'll need it to apply for accommodation and to formally enrol with the University.
What is the UCAS Results Embargo?
The UCAS Results Embargo is a period of time where:
- applications will not be updated
- the advisor portal on UCAS will not be updated
- universities and colleges cannot discuss any applicants’ individual status with them, or with an adviser
Due to the strict advice from UCAS on the embargo period, the University of Southampton will not be able to discuss an individual’s application or decision status with them or an advisor from 6pm on 1 August until 8:00am on 18 August.
Our course vacancies list will also not show any courses during the embargo period.
Can I apply for accommodation?
Unfortunately, we are now fully booked for 2022/23. You can find alternative accommodation options in and around Southampton suitable for students.
We recommend visiting the Student Accreditation Scheme for Student Housing website (SASSH). This is a partnership between the University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University and Southampton City Council to provide access to high-quality, safe accommodation.
Other services to explore include:
- SUSU lettings: the Southampton University Students' Union (SUSU) has a dedicated student lettings department. SUSU also provides the Housemate Finder service
- SpareRoom: offers houses and rooms from private property owners and agencies, with rooms starting at around £350 per month
- Rightmove Student: offers houses and rooms for students, usually from agents on behalf of property owners - room prices start at around £380 per calendar month
Private student accommodation may still be available in one of the private halls in Southampton or Winchester although spaces will be limited and in demand. Find a list of private halls providers by visiting the SASSH website.
For help and support, contact SUSU. They can advise you with information about renting privately including:
- contract checklists
- guides on living with others
- tenancy fees
- common maintenance issues
You can also get in touch with The Student Hub if you have any other accommodation concerns.