Is it for you?
To apply, you must meet all of the following:
- attend a state-funded school/college which is currently working with an RO university to deliver the RO programme
- have achieved at least five grade A*-B (9-6) at GCSE (or equivalent); if this does not include English Language and Mathematics you must have achieved at least a grade C (4) in these subjects
- be a home registered student or expect to be by the time you apply for higher education. If you are not, but are classed as an asylum seeker, see the full eligibility criteria for more information
In addition, students must meet two of the following:
- live in a 'low participation' neighbourhood. This is defined by your home postcode, which you can check on the RO website
- come from a home where neither parent attended university in the UK or abroad
- be in receipt of, or entitled to, discretionary payments/16-19 bursary at school/college
- be in receipt of, or entitled to, free school meals, or have been in the last six years
- be attending or have attended an RO eligible school/college
- be living in, or have lived in, local authority care or be a young carer
How to apply
Applications for 2021 are now closed.
If you are unsure whether your school/college is working with an RO university, please email us at email@example.com.
The RO key contact at your school/college will share an application key with you and you will be able to use this to submit an application on the RO website.