University Clearing 2022

Clearing 2022 is now open for anyone with all of their results. Explore University of Sussex Clearing vacancies, check entry requirements and apply below. Please note that Clearing for A-level students opens on 18 August 2022.

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Key dates for Clearing 2022

If you apply for a university course after 30 June 2022, you'll automatically be entered into Clearing. Clearing 2022 opens in July 2022. Key dates for your diary include:

  • International Baccalaureate, BTEC, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and other international qualifications and vocational courses: Clearing is open as soon as you have your results from the 5 July 2022
  • A-level results: Clearing opens on 18 August 2022 (with vacancies being previewed on 16 August 2022).

What’s happening in September 2022?

We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of students to our campus and accommodation during Welcome Weekend in September (Saturday and Sunday 17 and 18 September 2022).

The main form of teaching will be in-person, on campus, although we will of course make changes if needed in response to the global pandemic.

Please read the latest information for those thinking of applying to Sussex.

Find your space at Sussex

  • Video transcript

    If you're gonna love me now, you're gonna love me tomorrow.

    The best thing about Sussex is you will find someone like you.

    Take a chance, get involved.

    When you see the number of societies available. You'll be shocked.

    I made all my friends through salsa.

    Classic Brighton!

    Everyone's here to make the world a better place.

    University is meant to be a home. That's what Sussex is for me.

    My goodness! Someone help me.

Help and guidance

Find your course 

Accommodation at Sussex

We will have 200 guaranteed University-managed housing vacancies for Clearing in 2022, that will be allocated on a first-come first- served basis. The vast majority of University-managed accommodation is on campus, with a small amount off campus in the city of Brighton.

Students applying for University-managed accommodation will be informed asap whether their application falls within the guaranteed number of places.

From early July, we aim to inform all International Clearing students of their guarantee of an offer within five working days of them receiving a course offer and joining the housing waiting list. We will then send out room details to these students in late July and early August.

We will endeavour to allocate the remaining guaranteed Clearing students after A-level results (August 18) within seven working days of their course offer.

In the event that we are unable to allocate University-managed accommodation, our Housing Team are able to provide advice and support to help secure accommodation in Brighton’s extensive private rental accommodation sector.

Explore our accommodation options.

Explore our campus

Virtual tour

Could there be a better place to be a student than our beautiful campus? Nestled in the South Downs National Park, we’re just nine minutes from one of the UK’s most iconic cities and the sea.

To get a picture of life on our campus and the excitement of being in the city of Brighton, take our virtual tour.

Begin your 360° journey

Campus tours

Get a taste of life at Sussex by exploring our campus on a guided tour.

Book a campus tour

Hear from students who came through Clearing

If plans for applying to your chosen university change, don't panic. Read some of our students' stories about how they found the Clearing experience and how they secured a place at Sussex.

Uni checklist: How to choose a university

Before you choose a university, check it has everything a university should have: 

  1. Was it founded in the year of progress?

    We were founded in 1961 when humanity went to space and hatchbacks were on the streets. 

    Find out more about us.

  2. Is it nine minutes from Brighton?

    We're located just nine minutes from Brighton & Hove and zero minutes from the South Downs National Park.

    Discover more about our location.

  3. Does it have iconic architecture?

    Our students have posed next to our concrete University of Sussex sign for decades.

    Our 60-year-old architecture remains as beautiful as it did on day one - and some of our buildings are Grade I listed. 

    We also have our very own arts centre named after our former Chancellor Lord Richard Attenborough.

    Read more about our architecture.

  4. Is it working with robots to create future technologies?

    Our Future Technologies Lab is teaching future workers about robotics and other developing technologies. 

    Explore our research.

  5. Does its students stand up for what they believe in?

    Studying at Sussex is about more than just the classroom – you'll be encouraged to push yourself, explore new ideas and stand up for what you believe in. Our staff have also included three nobel prize winners. 

    Read about our inspiring community.

  6. Does it have an ever growing list of societies?

    Our Students' Union has more than 200 societies and sport clubs for you to choose from. 

    Find out more about our Students' Union.

Find out more about choosing a university and a course


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