Project Access is an international social enterprise that fights inequality in higher education by widening access to top universities. We help underprivileged students apply for, gain admission to and succeed at top universities – for students, by students and forever free of charge.
 
A world where passion and potential define your future

Pay it forward. If you’re a current university student you can apply to become a mentor.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Access to top universities isn’t equal.

In the UK, students from disadvantaged areas are between 5 and 11 times less likely to go to a leading university than students from more affluent areas.

At top universities in the US, there are on average more students from the top 1% of the income bracket than from the bottom 60%.

 
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A scalable mentorship solution.

We’ve created an online mentorship programme to help thousands of students navigate the university application process. Our mentors are current students at the world's top universities, who want to make their campuses more diverse by mentoring applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

We work directly with university admissions teams and talent programmes to create cost-efficient, high-impact initiatives, using the insights we've gained by helping over 2,000 students apply to top universities.

 

Help us level the playing field.

Last year 71% of our applicants received an offer from one of their top three university choices, compared to an average success rate of 15% for the universities we target.

Help us make a difference. Whether you’re representing a university, a school, a company or an individual, get in touch if you want to talk about what we do or learn more about how you can work with us.

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What some our mentees think

 
 

In the press

 “ Our experiences suggest that these holistic and collaborative projects are the first step towards tackling institutionalised inequality at the University of Oxford.”

Our experiences suggest that these holistic and collaborative projects are the first step towards tackling institutionalised inequality at the University of Oxford.”

  “Students from junior colleges and polytechnics that are under-represented in top British and American universities now have a network of mentors to help them get into such institutions.”

“Students from junior colleges and polytechnics that are under-represented in top British and American universities now have a network of mentors to help them get into such institutions.”

  "Project Access, an organization to level the playing field for college admissions, impressed the judges and won $72,000"

"Project Access, an organization to level the playing field for college admissions, impressed the judges and won $72,000"

  “Encouraging disadvantaged students to dream big - and act on their dreams.”

“Encouraging disadvantaged students to dream big - and act on their dreams.”

 
  "Our focus on tailored peer-mentoring allows applicants to speak to someone they can relate to."

"Our focus on tailored peer-mentoring allows applicants to speak to someone they can relate to."

  “We’re called Project Access because we have a project to solve: education inequality. And we’ll stick around until it’s solved.”

“We’re called Project Access because we have a project to solve: education inequality. And we’ll stick around until it’s solved.”