Applications are now open for Manchester Access Programme (MAP)

MAPThe aim of the Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is to inspire talented, local year 12 students to realise their full potential and benefit from an excellent university education, regardless of their background. Applications for our flagship access scheme are now open.

At The University of Manchester we believe in equality of opportunity to access higher education for all. We recognise the barriers for students from backgrounds underrepresented at selective universities and are passionate about empowering students to overcome them and succeed.

Central to this is the Manchester Access Programme. MAP has run since 2006 and to date has helped over 2,000 local college students to progress to the University of Manchester.

Applicants who meet our academic and background criteria are supported to achieve entry to the University, or another research-intensive university, through our online and on-campus events, workshops and an academic assignment.

There are three main benefits for students who complete MAP:

  • A reduced offer of up to two A-level grades (or equivalent, depending on the qualifications studied) below the standard entry requirements for undergraduate courses at the University of Manchester
  • Advice and guidance on the UCAS application process and personal statements. Students can also receive an early decision from the University of Manchester on their application
  • Students will receive the Undergraduate Access Scholarship, currently £1,000 per year, if they study an undergraduate course at The University of Manchester.

MAP is delivered in a hybrid model with a mix of on-campus and online modules, events and activities. This blended delivery approach will give Year 12 students across Greater Manchester increased flexibility to take part in the programme. Further details about the benefits of the programme, the eligibility criteria and how to apply, can be found on our website.

  • Applications are open now and will close on 11 December at 11.59pm.