Students Staff
If you have accepted a Clearing offer from us, don't forget to change your place of study to Essex on your student finance package.

Student finance

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Clearing hotline: 01206 873666

Call our Clearing hotline to speak to us about securing your place at Essex. Have your grades and UCAS number ready and we'll do the rest.
Telephone: 01206 873666

If you've already applied for student finance

If you have accepted a Clearing offer from us and you have already applied for your student finance package then don't forget to change your place of study to Essex. Please contact our team ( with details, including your customer reference number and where you were going to study originally.

Make sure that you have signed and sent back your declaration to Student Finance, regardless of which institution it has you attending. This means that your funding will be released to you as soon as possible after the start of term.

If you haven't applied for student finance yet

If you haven't yet applied for your funding then you need to do this as soon as possible. Some of our bursaries require you to have been assessed by Student Finance in order to be considered.

In some cases funding may not be in place at the start of term, so try and make some provision to cover your essentials like food and socialising in Welcome Week. Our Funding Team can offer a Late Funding Loan if necessary – come and see us in your Student Services Hub once you're here.

More information about fees and funding

Clearing Open Days

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Find out why Essex is your new home at a Clearing Open Days.
Colchester: 19 August.
Southend: 18 and 21 August.



Got your place at Essex? Make sure you apply for accommodation as soon as possible. We offer a range of accommodation options.

Life at Essex

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Find out what life at Essex is really like. See more of our campuses and facilities, and hear from our students and academics.


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Find out what scholarships and bursaries you could be eligible for. Students from all backgrounds can benefit from an Essex Education.