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Check If You Are Eligible

Check If You Are Eligible

You must meet any one of the eligibility criteria and all of the essential conditions.

Essential conditions

To take part in the PARTNERS Programme you must meet all of the following conditions.

You must:

  • Be resident in the UK.
  • Have home student status for fees purposes.*
  • Not hold a higher education qualification (eg a degree or higher degree).

*This means that you have the right to reside in the UK, or have been granted permission from the Home Office. If you are an asylum seeker, you must be in the process of applying for the right to reside in the UK.

Predicted grades

You must have predicted grades that are within one grade of the lower PARTNERS offer.

This means that your predicted grades must be no more than one grade lower than the PARTNERS Offer.

  • For example, if you're applying to Biomedical Sciences (B940) (PARTNERS offer: BBB) your predicted grades must be BBC or above.

UCAS deadlines

You must submit both your UCAS and PARTNERS application forms by the relevant UCAS deadlines:

  • Medicine (A100) and Dentistry (A206) - 15 October 2021
  • All other courses - 26 January 2022

Any PARTNERS application received after these dates will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The PARTNERS offer

To take advantage of the PARTNERS offer, you must:

  • Make Newcastle University your firm choice (CF) through UCAS when you make your final decisions in spring.
  • Successfully complete the PARTNERS Academic Summer School.

Eligibility criteria

In addition to meeting the essential conditions, you must meet one (or more) of the following criteria.

If you require further information, see our full list of PARTNERS Programme eligibility criteria.

Check your postcode

The PARTNERS Programme is available to residents from:

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

You are eligible for PARTNERS if your home postcode is within a neighbourhood that has a low progression rate to higher education or has a high level of financial, social or economic deprivation.

Please click this link to use our postcode checker and find out immediately if you're eligible.