Applicants are eligible for this programme if:
- They meet one of the following criteria:
- Are a care leaver or care experienced*
- Hold refugee status
- They fulfil two of the following contextual data criteria:
- Your home postcode is in an area of low participation (your POLAR4 Young Participation quintile should be 1 or 2 to qualify). You can check your postcode on the Office for Students website
- Your parents do not have a higher education qualification, such as a certificate, diploma or degree
- You applied for and received the UCAT Bursary
- They have certified completion of one of the following widening participation programmes within two years of application (applicants who are resitting Year 13 or who are applying from a single gap year are eligible under this criteria):
- Hull York Medical School Pathways to Medicine programme
- Realising Opportunities programme
- University of York Black Access programme
- University of York Next Step York programme
- University of York Yorway programme
- Have certified completion of one of the following widening participation programmes in the year of application (applicants who are resitting Year 13 or who are applying from a single gap year are not eligible under this criteria):
- Hull York Medical School Year 12 Summer School/Residential
- York Experience Summer School
*The term 'care leaver' means that you are care experienced and that you will have been in the care of your local authority for at least 13 weeks at any time since the age of 14 (the 13 weeks does not need to have been all one go). This care will have finished on, or after, your 16th birthday.
The term 'care experienced' refers to anyone who has been, or is currently, in care. This care may have been provided in many different settings, including living with foster carers; living in a residential children's home; being looked after at home under a supervision order; living with friends or relatives in kinship care.
If you are unsure whether you have care leaver status, you can check with your leaving care team, personal adviser or see the Coram Voice website for more support.
Although applications from UK students are accepted, priority will be given to applicants from within the Hull York Medical School region who receive priority at all stages of the application process.
Applicants are considered to be within the Hull York Medical School region if their permanent address as stated on their UCAS application is in one of the following Local Education Authorities:
- City of York
- East Riding of Yorkshire
- North East Lincolnshire
- North Lincolnshire
- North Yorkshire
- Redcar & Cleveland
Applicants will be requested to complete a form to confirm eligibility for entry under one of the contextual data eligibility criteria shortly after the UCAS application deadline of 15 October. Applicants who do not complete the form by the specified deadline will not be considered eligible for entry to this programme.
Participation on the listed widening participation programmes will be verified with the programme providers.