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Saturday 24 October 2015 (booking opens 28 Aug)
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Applying to Essex through Clearing

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To make a Clearing application to Essex you can apply online using our Essex Clearing Application Form or call our telephone hotline, 01206 873666.

Your new home?

Securing your place through Clearing is a simple process. Follow these steps and you can't go wrong:

  1. Check that we've got the perfect course for you
  2. Be assured of our accommodation guarantee in your first year
  3. Apply online or phone us with your grades and UCAS number (if you have one) to hand.

It's that simple.

You can also find out more about the Clearing process before you contact us, as well as the scholarships you might be eligible for.

Want to know more before you give us a call?

At Essex we've been challenging convention and pushing boundaries for 50 years. We're an institution where curiosity prevails and where potential isn't defined by your background, but by your willingness to question, collaborate and push the frontiers of knowledge. At Essex we provide a home for the tenacious and bold as well as free thinkers from every corner of the planet. Our students are members of our University for life and form key parts of our mutually supportive community. At Essex you'll meet and engage with people from all over the world and prepare for life as a global citizen.

Join us and be taught, supported and supervised by world-leading academics. We are one of the UK's top research-intensive universities and rank in the top 20 for research excellence (REF 2014). Our students are also extremely happy, consistently placing us in the top ten for student satisfaction in the UK (NSS).



We have accommodation available for Clearing and Adjustment applicants, within walking distance of the heart of our campuses. Our Residence Life team also helps ensure you get the most from your time at Essex.


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We want an Essex education to be accessible to all, regardless of financial circumstances. We'll get in touch with you about our scholarships and bursaries if you're eligible, so you won't need to do add this to your list of things to do.

Life at Essex

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If you've not yet had a chance to visit us, why not find out what life at Essex is really like? See more of our campuses, facilities and accommodation and hear from our students and academics about what it's like to study with us.

New students

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Welcome to all new students who will be joining our University community. Our welcome information provides important pre-arrival updates and will help you settle in to your new life at Essex.