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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 Terms and Conditions

Cothrom na Féinne ScholarshipWho is this Scholarship for?More information
Undergraduate Incoming first-year undergraduate students Learn More
St Raphaela's and Templeogue College Incoming first-year undergraduate students who attended St. Raphaela’s Secondary School or Templeogue College Learn More
Muckross Park Bugatto Scholarship Incoming first-year undergraduate students who attended Dominican College, Muckross Park Learn More
Future You Mentor Scholarship Incoming first-year undergraduate students who participated in Future You Mentoring Learn More
Graduate Graduate access students on full-time taught masters within the College of Science, and the College of Social Sciences & Law Learn More
Traveller Incoming first-year students who are part of Traveller, Roma or Ethnic Minority Groups. Learn More

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.

PATH ScholarshipWho is this Scholarship for?More information
The 1916 Bursary Fund Incoming first-year undergraduate students  Learn More
Open Learning Scholarship Part-time students studying on the Open Learning Programme Learn More

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 Féinne 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