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Clearing: how to apply

Applying to university through Clearing is quick and easy. From July-September, simply choose your course and apply online or by phone. You'll find application details on our course pages.

Anglia Ruskin University student pictured in front of a large letter C for Clearing

Here are a few things to consider if you're thinking about making an application.

1. Check if Clearing is for you

Our students apply through Clearing for lots of different reasons. Maybe they're returning to study, didn't quite get the grades they expected, or have changed their mind about where they want to study.

Chances are that Clearing will be a great opportunity for you to join ARU, too.

Visit our Clearing FAQs page to check your eligibility.

2. Do your research

From July-September most universities, including ARU, publish a list of courses that are available in Clearing. 

Have a think about the subject you're interested in, and see which universities offer courses that feel like a good fit.

Take a moment to check out other things that are important to you, too – like location, facilities, university accommodation or study support.

Once you've shortlisted a couple of universities, it could be time to take a look for yourself...

3. Go exploring

Our student ambassadors are on hand to tell you more about their courses and life at ARU. We can even match you with an ambassador. Chat to our students online.

You can also find out more about the place you’ll be studying with our city guides to Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough.

4. Apply

When you've found your perfect course, simply apply online or by phone on 01245 686868. 

5. Relax

Thousands of students get places through Clearing every year and do brilliantly at university. And of course, we're here to help you through the whole process. So relax: you've got this.

Questions about studying at ARU?

We're here to answer your questions about courses, applying to university, and studying at ARU.