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Call us today on 01473 338352, Apply Online or message us on WhatsApp

Phone lines are open Monday - Thursday, 8.45am – 5.15pm, and Friday, 8.45am - 4.45pm.

Extended Phone Line Times
Thursday 18 August: 8am - 8pm
Friday 19 August: 8am - 6pm
Saturday 20 August: 10am - 2pm

**Accommodation available for Clearing applicants** - View accommodation options

Who can apply through Clearing?

You can apply through Clearing if:

You didn't apply to university before 30 June 
You didn't get the grades for your chosen university
You exceeded your grades
You are holding a place at another institution but wish to change to another university

If you’re currently studying elsewhere and wish to transfer to the University of Suffolk, check our Recognition of Prior Learning policy and call our Admissions team to discuss your options.

Next Steps

Find your course

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Our approach to learning is different. We work with you from day one to help you build a solid foundation of academic skills.

Clearing Campus Visits

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Book a tour of our Ipswich campus to explore our facilities and discuss any support you require. 

Apply online

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Apply online now or call our Clearing Hotline to speak to an advisor.

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Got questions? Chat with our academic staff and students to find out more about your chosen course or student life. 

Virtual tour

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Take a virtual tour of our waterfront campus, explore buildings and find out more about our Schools and courses.

Order a prospectus

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Request a physical or digital copy of our latest prospectus.

Useful Information

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Clearing Explained

Clearing is how universities recruit students between July and September each year. In Clearing, you can apply directly to a university rather than via UCAS. Find out more about the application process. 

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Applicant Area

Discover more about your next steps after you apply and manage your application.

I decided to stay in Suffolk...


Megan started a degree in Northamptonshire, before deciding that it wasn't for her. Read Megan's story to find out more about her Clearing experience.

I wasn't going to go...

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Daniel, Amy, Sophie and Mollie have spoken about their experience of Clearing, tips for applicants and how they knew they were making the right decision.

I didn't get my first choice...

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Phoebe didn't get her first choice and came through Clearing to study Suffolk. Read Phoebe's story to hear about her student experience.


Accommodation options

Discover on-campus halls of residence and off-campus halls style accommodation, all within easy walking distance of the Ipswich campus and local amenities.

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Return to education

Thinking of returning to higher education? Mature students play a huge part in the UK's Higher Education Sector and make up a large proportion of the University fo Suffolk's student population.

Read stories and get advice from students who have made the journey back to education.

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Parents and guardians

Meet our our Parent/Carer Ambassadors and find out more about how you can support your child during their transition to university.