Clearing 2021

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Make the right call, 01206 873666

Have you changed your mind about your university choice or course? Or perhaps your exam results weren't quite what you wanted? We understand Clearing can be daunting. Don't panic we're here to help.

Each year thousands of applicants find university places through Clearing, so you're not alone.

Clearing is an ideal way for you to find a place at university if you haven’t met the conditions of your offers, or would like to shop around and see what other options are available. It's your final chance to grab a spot with us at Essex after UCAS closes for applications.


Explore our Clearing courses today

Call our hotline where we may be able to make you an offer over the phone - 01206 873666 or talk to us on Live chat at the bottom of this page.

Apply online through our webform

Clearing 2021 

Prepare for life at Essex with the Essex Preparation Programme

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt around the world and by all of us. We understand that one of the biggest impacts of the pandemic has been the disruption to your learning and assessment and your experience of your final year of school. We know that getting back on track for university study might feel a bit daunting, and we want to do everything we can to help you to succeed, including additional support to ensure you have a successful transition to your course at Essex. 

That's why we have you covered.

The Essex Preparation Programme covers important topics to help you build your academic skills for success. These include independent learning, critical thinking, problem solving and a range of other skills that will really help you to succeed in your undergraduate studies. You will learn through a mixture of lectures, articles and quizzes. You will complete the course online, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

Completion of the course is optional, but we believe it will really help you get ready to succeed in your studies with us at the University of Essex.

We believe in it so much that we’re awarding cash bursaries of £250 to all new students that complete the course by 6 October 2021 and register with us for the 2021-2022 academic year. You can see the full terms and conditions and how to apply online.


From our iconic Towers (great if you love socialising), to our newest accommodation; the Copse (great if you love the finer things in life) we’ve got accommodation to suit a range of budgets and tastes.

Learn a new language at no extra cost, for one year

Languages for All is an award-winning programme which gives Essex students the opportunity to learn a language alongside their degree, at no extra cost, for one year. Additional tuition in subsequent years is available for a fee. Find out more about the programme.

Listen to our Clearing podcast

Our Marketing and Student Recruitment team talk about how Results Day works, what it means to go through 'Clearing' and how the University of Essex can support you.

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Make the right call. Apply through Clearing today.

Clearing 2021 is open. You can apply to Essex in just a few clicks via our web form.

Apply now