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Apply Through Clearing


CALL US TO APPLY - 01473 338352

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

**On-campus accommodation available for Clearing applicants** - View accommodation options

See how we plan to deliver an on-campus experience for all from September on our Information for Applicants page

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

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.

Campus tours

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Book a tour of our Ipswich campus to explore our facilities, meet relevant academic staff and discuss any support you require. 

Open events

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Join us for an extensive programme including subject talks and live chat with staff and students. 

Chat on Unibuddy

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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.

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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 our 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.