Clearing 2021 - There is still time to apply

Jul 5

Why study with us?

Studying a degree at University Centre Peterborough will mean that you can benefit from smaller class sizes, plenty of individual support from your lecturers and get face-to-face teaching.

As the majority of courses are studied as two full days a week plus there are part-time study options, you can really fit studying a degree around family, work or personal commitments.

Students who study in Peterborough can also be financially better off as we have lower tuition fees compared to other universities, you can apply for a maintenance loan of up to £9,488 per year and there are cash bursaries worth up to £1,500.

We are proud to hold our graduation ceremony at Peterborough Cathedral, which is one the most stunning and historic venues in the UK. The video below is of our last ceremony with 900 students, guests and staff.

What is Clearing?

You can apply to University Centre Peterborough through Clearing if you've not yet applied, don't have a place confirmed or you've changed your mind about the course or where you want to study.

Clearing starts on 5th July 2021 so you can apply to us before you get your results, so there is no need to wait. You are advised to apply as early as possible to secure a place on the course, arrange your student finances and relax knowing your place is confirmed.

How to contact us

You can contact the Admissions team on, 01733 214461 or by submitting the Clearing Callback Form below.

We can help you with the options available and will quickly confirm if we can offer you a place for this September.

If you have any questions about anything before starting in September, then please do not hesitate to ask as we will be pleased to help.

Complete the form below to arrange a callback

This form goes to our admission team so they can get in touch with you. Please note that UCP are currently accepting applications from UK and EU students for September 2021, but cannot accept applications from international students at present.

Additional information and support

Click the links below for details of our virtual advice sessions and open days, important information for student starting in September (including how we are offering face-to-face teaching) and detailed information on all our courses.

Frequently asked questions

If you do not find the answer to what you are looking for, please contact us and we will respond as soon as possible.

What information do I need to have ready to apply?

Please make sure you have details of your achieved or predicted A-level, BTEC or level 3 grades as well as GCSE/GCE qualifications for English, Maths and Science (if required). If you have copies of your certificates these can be sent to

If you have already applied through UCAS, please have your UCAS personal ID available.

If you have not yet applied through UCAS, we will need you to have personal statement ready. Click here for a UCAS guide to completing your personal statement.

What if I didn't get the grades I expected?

Don’t panic as its not uncommon for grades to sometimes be better or worse than expected. Please email and we will quickly put you at ease and let you know if you still have a place.

What if I have applied to another university?

If you have a conditional or unconditional place at another university and now changed your mind on the course or where you want to study, you still have the opportunity to apply to University Centre Peterborough.

Firstly, email or complete the Clearing Callback Form above. Once we have confirmed we will offer you a place, you can release yourself into Clearing via UCAS Track and then select University Centre Peterborough as your Clearing choice using our institution code P56.

How do I change my course at UCP?

If you've already got a confirmed place to study with us, but want to change to a different course, then you don't need to use the Clearing process, but instead simply email

Can I defer my course place to 2022?

If we have offered you a place and you would like to defer it to start in January 2022 (Business and Computing only) or September 2022 (all courses), do not use Clearing to do this but simply email

Can I study a degree part-time?

There are part-time study options for nearly all courses starting in September. If you are applying to study part-time, you can apply directly to UCP by completing the form below and returning to

Are there spaces in student accommodation for September 2020?

We still have some spaces available in student accommodation with rates from £105 per week in spacious 5 bed apartments with all rooms having double beds, study areas and en-suite bathrooms. For latest availability, please email with your name and the course applied for.

What happens about my student finances?

If you have ALREADY applied for your student finances, but are now studyinng at UCP or studying a different course, you will need to contact Student Finance England to advise them of the changes as soon as you have confirmed your final Clearing choice.

If you have NOT YET applied for student finances, you will need to apply as soon as possible for a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan to cover your living expenses. If you do not apply early you may not receive funding for when you start the course. Click here for more information on fees and funding.

When you apply for student finance funding, please use institution code FFCH and institution name 'University Centre Peterborough' for all higher education courses within the Inspire Education Group.

Do I need to inform UCP if I have a underlying or temporary health concern?

Yes. We are conscientiously planning for the next academic year and in doing so, we are keen to hear from students with underlying or temporary health concerns. Whilst some students have already declared conditions to Student Support, we invite any student with health considerations to complete a short COVID-19 Health Notification Form (see link below) and return it to to ensure that we can effectively plan support for you. Please contact if you need any further clarification.

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