If you have any queries about the scheme and your application, you may find the answer below. If not, feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 247 2980.
Absolutely. We class studying this way as a non-traditional route to Higher Education, so you’ll still be eligible to apply for the scheme if this is the case.
Unfortunately not. Acceptance doesn’t mean you’ll have an unconditional offer, as you’ll still need to meet the conditions of any offer made. However, it will mean you’ll benefit from the support and advice of the scheme throughout the application process.
The scheme does require you be a ‘home’ student, so you’ll need to live or study in the Greater Manchester area. If you’re unsure as to whether or not you fit into this category, use this tool on the UKCISA website to check.
Even if you don’t quite have the qualifications stated, there’s no harm in putting in an application, as we look at a range of other factors which may mean we can accept you.
We expect you to have GCSE Maths and English Language at C or above, but if you’re re-sitting either subject and hope to improve your mark, it’s still worth applying if you meet the rest of the criteria. Just let us know in your personal statement you are re-sitting.
If you’re applying for the Foundation in Art and Design, you’re still welcome to and, if accepted, you’ll progress in the same way as everyone else. However, please be aware the scholarship is only paid to you when you enter the first year of the full degree programme (which would be your second year at University).
There’s nothing to stop you applying, and even taking part in, both schemes. However we’d just ask that you consider your capacity to do both, and that if offered a place on our scheme you keep us informed should you wish to withdraw at any stage.
Yes. The Summer School is compulsory if you want to continue on the programme when you progress to Manchester Metropolitan and receive your scholarship. If you’re unable to attend, there may be an alternative event you can attend the following year.
For students in Year 13 applying to join the second cohort who have missed the Summer School, please note we’re planning an alternative pre-entry event week commencing 3rd September 2018.
If you have GCSE equivalent qualifications you should list these on the application form and we will take them into account. Please note we may ask to see copies of your certificates.
No, the bursary will not affect any other financial support you are entitled to – it is entirely in addition to your other entitlements.
The Summer School is designed to give you an insight into life at university and the subjects on offer. More information about the Summer School is available on our Activities page.
We do expect you to take part in the full Summer School experience, which includes staying overnight. However we will take into account any expectional circumstances which may prevent you from doing so, but would still expect you to take part in the evening activities.
The criteria is you either live or study in Greater Manchester. So, if you don’t live in Greater Manchester, but your college has a GM postcode, you’ll be eligible to apply (and vice versa).