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Clearing - Frequently Asked Questions

I’m interested in studying full-time at Belfast Met. What should I do next?

Browse our Full-time courses or Prospectus to find the right course for you. We have a wide range of courses on offer and entry requirements will depend on the level and type of course.

Once you have found the right courses for you (remember you can apply for up to 5 different courses) click on the Apply Now option on the course page to add the course to your basket before completing all information asked for and don’t forget to submit your application at the end. To get the process started, YOU MUST submit an application. To do this online you will have to use a valid email address.

Once you submit the application, you will receive an acknowledgement email. Make sure that your correct contact details are recorded – we will use this or email to get in touch with you if a place becomes available. Be patient and answer your phone and follow instructions in either text, email or both.

If you do not hear from us, please attend the Clearing events!

What is Clearing?

Clearing is a service/event to help those who have yet to secure a place on a course find a suitable vacancy. Courses that still have places available will enter Clearing. Belfast Met's Clearing days will take place on the 21st August for Higher Education Courses (Post A Level) and on 29th August for Further Education Courses (Post GCSE) from 9am to 1pm at the Titanic Quarter Campus. 

Full-time Higher Education Courses with vacancies remaining will be allocated based on (a) the time you arrive at our Titanic Quarter Campus and (b) if you meet the entry requirements. 

Where can I find Clearing courses

Courses with places still available can be found HERE

What Do I Need to Bring to Clearing?

If you are attending the Clearing Day, please bring all qualifications (including GCSE, A Level, Level 3), a form of payment and photographic ID.  

I need help with my online application.

Contact our help number on 028 90265 265 and select Option 3. You will be guided through the online process and advised on what to do next. Lines are open 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday –Thursday, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm on Friday. 

How many courses can I apply for?

You can apply for up to 5 courses at Belfast Met to increase your chances of finding a place.

I have already applied to the College. What happens now?

Follow the instructions contained in your email or letter. If you have been given an appointment letter, make sure you turn up when asked. You can check your status by logging onto the online Student Application Portal. It is very important that you continue to check your email, text and answer your phone if contacted by the College. 


The College allocates a certain number of offers and places and these must be processed before moving onto the waiting lists and those who applied late. If you still need advice on what you should do next, contact our help number on 028 90265 625 Option 3 from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday –Thursday, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm on Friday

I am already holding an Offer from Belfast Met but do not meet the entry requirements. Should I still attend my appointment?

Yes absolutely! Come to the College on the day and time as requested. Bring your exams results/certificates including GCSE, your ID and method of payment and talk through your options.