Access Programme

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Access Programme.

Applications are now open for the 2021/22 Access Programme at the University of Edinburgh.

The challenges of Covid-19 have required us all to adapt and respond quickly to change. Since March 2020 the Access programme has been successfully taught remotely with all teaching, teacher-student interaction and group activity taking place online.

With uncertainty around the pandemic still remaining, we know that the idea of starting university in 2021 may feel overwhelming and so we want to assure you that our priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our students. For the 2021/22 programme we will take a hybrid approach to teaching. This means we’ll be ready to teach fully in person, fully online or through a mix of both.

We can assure you that our commitment to excellence remains the same that that we’ll keep you informed and supported through each step of the application process.


If you have any questions which are not answered on the programme’s webpages, please contact the Admissions team at