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Widening access

Information on widening access applicants and admissions.

We believe everyone deserves an equal opportunity to study at Edinburgh, but we know that not everyone gets the same chance to show their academic potential at school or college. 

That’s why we consider lots of different factors alongside your exam results.

Depending on your circumstances, we may consider making you what we refer to as a ‘widening access offer’.

Examples of factors we take into account for widening access offers include:

  • your home postcode and the level of deprivation in your area
  • the level of educational attainment at your school or college
  • whether you are care experienced 
  • whether you are a refugee or asylum seeker

Our Access Edinburgh pages have more information on what you need to be considered for a widening access offer.

Access Edinburgh: widening access offers

University of Edinburgh Access Programme for adult returners