Manchester Access Programme


North West



Type of opportunity

Preparation for university

Closed for 2024
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The University of Manchester

About this opportunity

Thinking about university? The Manchester Access Programme can help get you there.​

The Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is the University’s central widening participation scheme. The Programme helps Year 12 students in Greater Manchester, who meet specific criteria, gain a place at The University of Manchester, or another research-intensive university, through our events, workshops and an academic assignment.

We believe all students should have the chance to go to university. If that’s your ambition, we’ll help you get there. 

What are the benefits?

If you successfully complete MAP you can benefit from;

  • A reduced offer of up to two A-Level grades below the standard entry requirements for undergraduate courses at the University of Manchester.
  • A scholarship of £1000 per year if you study at The University of Manchester
  • Expert advice on your UCAS application and personal statement and an early decision if you apply to the University of Manchester.


Level of Study

  • Pre-university



Other eligibility criteria

Students need to meet all of our essential criteria and at least one of our priority criteria.

If you are a Sanctuary Seeker and you don’t meet all of our essential criteria, we would encourage you to submit an application anyway and we will assess applications on a case by case basis.

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Application support and advice

Types of study available

  • Other

Additional information about the types of study

Hybrid – both on-campus and online

Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact the scholarship provider