Every year UNIQ helps change the lives of young people, helping them to get into Oxford and other highly-selective universities. Apply now to take part!
What is UNIQ?
UNIQ is the University of Oxford’s access programme for UK state school students. It prioritises places for students with good grades from backgrounds that are under-represented at Oxford and other universities. Every year more students from diverse backgrounds get offered places at Oxford with help from UNIQ.
In terms of Modern Languages, we will be offering courses for French, Spanish and German again this year, all of which include the opportunity to taste two beginners’ languages.
- online support through the application process
- a residential at an Oxford college for most participants
- a trip to an Oxford open day for another 250 participants
UNIQ is completely free: accommodation, meals, academic courses, social activities, and travel are all included.
Every year students use their experiences on UNIQ to help inform their university choices and to make successful applications. UNIQ students who apply to Oxford have a higher rate of success than other applicants.
How to apply
UNIQ prioritises state school students with good grades from backgrounds that are under-represented at Oxford and other highly selective universities. UNIQ welcomes applications from:
- Year 12 students from England and Wales in the first year of A level studies or equivalent
- Year 13 students from Northern Ireland in the first year of A level studies or equivalent
- S5 students from Scotland studying Highers or equivalent
We use criteria such as experience of being in care, eligibility for Free School Meals, and information associated with the area that you live in to prioritise who comes on UNIQ.