Pilot Scheme for Refugees, Asylum Seekers, those with Leave to Remain

UCD aims to widen participation wherever possible and to create a diverse and inclusive community on campus. The aim of the UCD pilot scheme for financial support for Asylum seekers is to provide support for tuition fees for students who wish to pursue any of the following types of courses in UCD.

bullet UCD Undergraduate & Graduate Courses
bullet University Access Courses

Who is eligible to apply?

Application for financial support is open to students under one of the following categories:

bullet Asylum Applicant
bullet Subsidiary Protection Applicant
bullet Applicants who have leave to remain (other than those at deportation stage)

How do I apply?

Application must be made separately for admission to UCD course(s) and for the financial support.

Undergraduate degree programmes:

Application for the programme is made via CAO. You must include evidence of your status (e.g. a copy of the letter issued to you from the Department of Justice and Equality confirming details of your permission to reside in Ireland or your Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services card). Please note applicants must meet the normal admission criteria for the route under which they are applying (e.g. Leaving Certificate, mature student, HEAR, etc.).

In addition, if you wish to apply for financial support, you must complete this online form and forward your supporting documents to UCD Access and Lifelong Learning no later than 1 May 2018. Late applications for support may be considered if funding capacity remains after assessing those who have applied by 1 May. You will be notified of the decision by mid-June.


Application for the programme is made direct to UCD. You should indicate your status (e.g. refugee, asylum seeker etc.) in your application. Your application for admission will be assessed for eligibility by UCD International. If an offer is made you will be invited to complete an application for financial support. Applications for financial support will be considered on a rolling basis.

University Access Courses:

Application for the programme is made direct to UCD and you should indicate your status (e.g. refugee, asylum seeker etc,) in your form. Your application will be assessed for eligibility by UCD Access and Lifelong Learning. In addition, please complete an application for fee support.