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APP Student Application Form 2022

Please read our websiteeligibility criteria and Student Guidance carefully before applying. After you complete this page the option to 'Save and continue later' will appear on the bottom right corner of the window. Please carefully enter your email address to receive a unique link to save and continue your application in stages. If you close your window without doing this you could have to start again. We also recommend that you draft and save your essay answers offline. Please note you can only submit one application, but you can get in touch afterwards if you would like to update any details.

The strands of the APP you can apply for depend on where you live. You will be able to select either APP City or APP Reach, and if you're based outside London one APP Employer Insight Programme.
  • APP City is for students in living within 60-minutes of Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester, 90-minutes of Cardiff, Glasgow and Newcastle, and within the M25 boundary for London who are interested in one of our 11 career sectors. More information can be found on our website here.
  • APP Employer Insight Programmes are for students anywhere in the UK outside of London who would like an insight into a specific sector with a top employer from that field. Please note, if government guidelines allow, this programme may include an in person residential placement in London (or Middlesbrough for the Medicine Insight) so please only apply if you would like to attend in person. If the placements do not take place in person, virtual support will be provided. More information can be found on our website here.
  • APP Reach is for students anywhere in the UK outside of London who meet the criteria outlined on our website here.

The deadline to complete this application form is 12 noon, Friday 10th December 2021.

Once you have submitted this form your nominated teacher will receive an email to submit their Teacher Reference. The deadline for teachers to submit this is 5pm, Friday 21st January 2022.

Please note, whilst you are completing the application form SMF will send support resources and reminders to you to complete your application. 
We will also share your name with relevant teacher(s) at your school or college - this means we can ask your nominated teacher to complete a reference, and we may share the progress and outcome of your application. If you have any questions or concerns about this before you begin or during your application please contact

If you would like to know how your data is used and stored, please read our Privacy Notice. You can email at any time with data protection questions or concerns.

Application Screening

Before you begin, please check you are eligible to apply. Our eligibility criteria varies depending on your school, household information, and there may be additional grade requirements depending on the sectors you are interested in.
Please confirm your current school year *This question is required.
Please confirm you meet the academic criteria we have outlined for your school here, including any additional sector requirements: *This question is required.
Please note the first two options are the typical academic profile of our students however exceptions can be made for care-experienced children, those with extenuating circumstances and students who narrowly missed out on the grades due to centre assessed grades (CAGs) being awarded
Please confirm you meet the background criteria we have outlined for your school or college here: *This question is required.
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