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Clearing 2021

If you are applying after the main UCAS application cycle, you will need to apply through Clearing

What is Clearing?

Clearing is for:-

  • those applying for 2021 entry for the first time (after 30th June) who are not holding offers elsewhere;
  • those who have previously applied through UCAS elsewhere but have not met the conditions of their first choice university;
  • those who are holding an offer of a place but have decided not to attend the course for which they originally applied;
  • those who have attained better results than predicted, who would now like to apply for a course with higher entry requirements.

The ESO currently has Clearing vacancies. Whichever of the above categories you fall into, you will need to contact the ESO Admissions team ( before submitting an application.

Please note: You may only apply to one institution at a time through Clearing, so it’s important to check that your application is likely to be accepted before selecting us through UCAS. Our Admissions team can provide advice about the Clearing process, your eligibility and whether an application is likely to be successful.

More information about the Clearing process can be found on the UCAS website.