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Two of our scholarship recipients at the awards ceremony


Access & Lifelong Learning delivers a range of initiatives to facilitate widening participation in UCD, including outreach, admissions and student support. Through UCD Access and Lifelong Learning, students from a variety of backgrounds including mature students, school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and those with a disability are encouraged to progress and succeed at UCD.

You can find information here about the various scholarships schemes available to assist students entering UCD, as well as our guides to submitting a scholarship application.

Cothrom na Féinne Scholarships

UCD Cothrom na Féinne scholarships help make access to education fair. Named after UCD's motto - "Justice and Equality", the UCD Cothrom na Féinne scholarships provide financial, academic and personal support to enable students from a diverse range of backgrounds to succeed at UCD.

Cothrom na Féinne Scholarship

Sanctuary Programme

UCD's Sanctuary Programme provides fee and maintenance support for students who are Protection Applicants (Asylum Seekers) or who have Refugee / Subsidiary Protection / Humanitarian Leave to Remain status and who are ineligible for other support.

PATH Scholarships

The Programme for Access to Higher Education (PATH) is a dedicated fund from the HEA committed to increasing participation by under-represented groups in higher education.

Other Scholarships

External scholarship opportunities relevant to Access Students.

Guides for Applying to Scholarships

Guide for Applying

Webinar Recording: Guide to Applying

Watch back as the ALL Team and UCD Foundation discuss how to best complete the UCD Cothrom na FĂ©inne scholarship and the 1916 Bursary Scholarship application. Find out more about the application requirements and documentation needed:

 View slides from Applying to UCD Scholarships with ALL Webinar