UCD Cothrom na Féinne Scholarship

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

UCD aims to widen participation, to promote equal access to education, and to create a diverse and inclusive community on campus.

The pilot scholarship scheme facilitates access to the UCD Community for Asylum Seekers, Refugees, those with subsidiary protection or Leave to remain by offering support for tuition fees and scholarships for those wishing to pursue studies at UCD.


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The scheme provides the following support:

  • Full tuition fee support 
  • A scholarship of €1,500 for full-time or €750 for part-time students
  • ALL Student Welcome Programme and access to post-entry supports

How many scholarships are there?

There are 30 scholarships available for the 2019/20 academic year.  

Places will be allocated as follows:

The eligibility and assessment criteria are as follows:

  • The applicant has either Asylum Seeker, Subsidary Protection or Leave to Remain (except deportation stage) status and is not eligible for other state support
  • The applicant meets the English language proficiency requirements of UCD

Priority will be given to:

  • Applicants who have lived in Ireland for one year or more
  • Applicants living in Direct Provision centres

This scheme is intended for students who are not eligible for state support.

To apply for this pilot scholarship scheme you must first apply to a course at UCD:

You should indicate your status (e.g. refugee, asylum seeker etc...) in your course application. For further information on applying to a course please see UCD Registry - Admissions

 Applying to the Pilot Scholarship Scheme:

  1. Complete an Online Application Form
  2. Submit the following supporting documentation: 
    • 2018 Income Declaration Form
    • Supporting financial documentation as outlined on the Income Declaration Form (e.g. 2018 Statement from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection)
    • Copy of document showing your Personal Public Services Number (PPSN)
    • Copy of a Department of Justice and Equality letter confirming your permission to reside in Ireland OR copy of a document containing Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services (INIS) Person ID Number

Supporting documentation, with your name and UCD student/CAO number, can either be uploaded on your online application form, emailed to all@ucd.ie or posted to:

UCD Access and Lifelong Learning Centre,
Level 1, James Joyce Library Building,
UCD Belfield,
Dublin 4

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, July 5th
For assistance with applying please email all@ucd.ie

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