ACCESS RGU Applicants

ACCESS RGU coordinates a range of activities that provide support and guidance for applicants from under-represented groups. Every dream is possible. This is your future.

RGU is committed to widening participation to extend access to learning and enable talented individuals from under-represented groups, particularly those from deprived areas, to achieve their ambitions through higher education, whatever their circumstances. This includes 1-1 advice and guidance, by phone and email, throughout the application stage through to enrolment.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to receive additional financial assistance and support.

Travel support

The widening access team at RGU can provide financial support to eligible students from widening access backgrounds to help contribute towards the travel costs to attend university Open Days.

To apply for partial reimbursement of travel costs email including your name and home postcode.

Only applications for travel support received and approved before an Open Day will be considered.

Welcome packs

We offer a welcome pack for qualifying widening access students.


Applicants who meet our widening access criteria will also be invited to apply for an ACCESS RGU Scholarship.

These scholarships have been made available through the generosity of our donor companies and are accessible to students who demonstrate academic merit, motivation and ambition.

As well as financial commitment, the scholarships will include tailored support from ACCESS RGU and the Study Skills Team.

Check if you qualify

Check if you qualify as a widening access applicant and live in an SIMD20 postcode (Quintile 1), on the Scottish Government's website:

  • In Map Chooser, select 2020
  • In Map Chooser, select Most Deprived 20%
  • In Area Finder, enter your postcode

If your home is in a SIMD20 area it will display in red.

Get in touch

If you’re unsure whether you are eligible for support, or if you have any other questions, please contact us on 01224 263048 or email

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