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Widening Access - Clearing

Widening Access - Clearing

We have additional places for Widening Access students on many of our undergraduate courses so it’s important for you to find out now if you qualify.

Here at RGU we believe talented individuals should be encouraged and supported to achieve their ambitions, regardless of their background or economic circumstances. 

As part of our continued commitment to widening access to Scottish students, we remain OPEN to new applications from applicants living within a SIMD20 postcode. Eligible applicants may receive offers to study with us on slightly lower grades than advertised and will be guaranteed free accommodation in single halls.

The free accommodation offer is only available for single room accommodation in Woolmanhill flats, but we are also offering a discount on the following accommodation:

  • Woolmanhill Flats (En-Suite Room) – 25% discount
  • Crathie Student Village – 25% discount

*Free accommodation will be offered over 39 weeks with nursing and midwifery students able to claim up to 45 weeks.

NB Eligible applicants will still need to select a first and second choice of accommodation, even though you are guaranteed free accommodation in single halls.

Check if you Qualify

To check if you qualify for widening access and live in an SIMD20 (Quintile 1) or SIMD 40 (Quintile 2) postcode, download the excel file ‘Postcode to SIMD rank (8MB)‘ from the Scottish Government's website:

Enter your postcode in the column indicated:

  • If your home is in a SIMD 20 area it will display a number 1 under the ‘SIMD 16 quintile’ column.
  • If your home is in a SIMD 40 area it will display a number 2 under the ‘SIMD 16 quintile’ column.

Available Courses

If you qualify for widening access, check the list of available courses to see if there is something you are interested in. Get in touch via the admissions phone number 01224 262728 and if you meet our entry criteria we will make you an offer straight away and let you know what to do next.


If you’re unsure whether any of these applies to you, or if you have any other questions, give us a call on 01224 262728 or email us at and a member of our team will help you.

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