What are scholarships?

A scholarship means completely free access to one or more Up Learn courses. For every student who pays, we give a course free to a student who can't.

Why scholarships?

At Up Learn, we believe the highest possible quality of education should not only be available to those who can afford to pay for it - it must be available to anyone, regardless of their background and financial circumstances. We believe that whilst society may try to predict, only an individual will determine their destiny. With Up Learn, anyone can achieve success. A few years in, we're extremely proud to have seen many Up Learn scholarship students achieve grades and university offers they often previously thought they would never be capable of.


To receive a scholarship, you must meet one of the below criteria:

  1. You are registered at an IntoUniversity centre.
  2. You are at a school supported by The Access Project and are on their programme.
  3. You are a Crowd Scholar candidate.
  4. You are on or eligible for free school meals.

There are no other criteria for receiving a scholarship. There is no academic assessment. If you meet one of the above criteria, you will receive access to Up Learn for free.

We highly recommend all students who require a scholarship to register at their nearest IntoUniversity centre. This is the best way to get access to Up Learn for free. Once registered at IntoUniversity or The Access Project, you can notify us from the billing page to claim your scholarship. All requests will be verified with IntoUniversity or The Access Project as appropriate.

Alternatively, to tell us you're eligible for free school meals, please visit our information page on free school meals.


If you are a teacher and want to give your free school meals pupils access to Up Learn for free, please click the button below.

Why isn't Up Learn free for everyone?

We invest hundreds of thousands of pounds into creating and maintaing every Up Learn course. This money mostly goes towards providing an income to the amazing teachers, tutors, scientists, engineers, illustrators, animators, voiceover artists, audio engineers, video producers and production assistants that work together to produce an education experience of such high quality: an all-in-one solution for achieving A* academic success. These brilliant people wouldn't be able to do the work they do without earning an income from it to pay their costs of living. And unlike a school, the government doesn't fund us. So we have to charge for accessing our courses to help cover these costs. You can view the pricing here.