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Eligibility Criteria

Please see a summary of the eligibility criteria for APP City and APP Residential below. For APP Reach, please see the page for further information.

England & Wales

• Currently in Year 12
• Achieved at least 4 or 5 7/A grades at GCSE*
• Predicted ABB at A level or equivalent
• Eligible for free school meals OR first generation to attend university**

Northern Ireland

• Currently in Year 13
• Achieved at least 4 or 5 A grades at GCSE*
• Predicted ABB at A level or equivalent
• Eligible for free school meals OR first generation to attend university**

Scotland

• Currently in s5
• Achieved at least 4 or 5 A/B grades at Nat 5*
• Predicted ABBB at Higher or equivalent
• Eligible for free school meals OR first generation to attend university**

*Academic Criteria: Please check the regional list of schools below to see whether or not 4 or 5 grades are required. Applicants must have attended non-fee paying schools. Some sectors have additional academic requirements which you can read through here.

**Social Criteria: Please check the regional list of schools below to see if students can apply if they are eligible for free school meals or as first generation. Applicants can have been eligible for free school meals at any point in secondary school.

Our eligibility criteria is based on a number of factors and is reviewed annually. Further information can be found our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Exceptions to the above criteria are made for young people who are or have been in care, and all applications, including applications from those with extenuating circumstances are reviewed on a case by case basis.

How to apply:

1. Application Form

Complete an online application for APP City and/or APP Residential or APP Reach.

2. Eligibility Form

Complete a paper eligibility form after the online application.

3. Teacher Reference

Nominate a teacher to provide a brief reference in your online application and they will be emailed a link to complete this after you’ve submitted.