University of Sanctuary Ireland (UoSI) is an Irish initiative to encourage and celebrate the good practice of universities, colleges and other education institutes in welcoming refugees and protection applicants / people seeking asylum into their university communities and fostering a culture of welcome and inclusion for all those seeking sanctuary.

***the Education Team will update this page for the 2024/25 Academic Year as each University announces scholarship application dates and deadlines***  

 

All the Universities / Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) below offer Sanctuary Scholarships. 

Those in BOLD are Universities of Sanctuary

Acronym

Name

Location

ATU

Atlantic Technological University

Letterkenny, Donegal

Galway, Mayo & Sligo

DCU

Dublin City University

Dublin

DkIT

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Dundalk, Louth

Holmes

Holmes Institute

Dublin

IADT

Institute of Art, Design & Technology

Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

ICD

ICD Business School

Dublin

MIC

Mary Immaculate College

Limerick

MTU

Munster Technological University

Cork & Tralee, Kerry 

MU

Maynooth University

Maynooth, Kildare

NCI

National College of Ireland

Dublin

SETU

South East Technological University

Carlow, Waterford & Wexford

Trinity

Trinity College

Dublin

TU Dublin

Technological University Dublin

Dublin

TUS

Technological University of the Shannon

Athlone & Limerick

UCC

University College Cork

Cork

 

UCD

University College Dublin

Dublin

UoG

University of Galway

Galway

UL

University of Limerick 

Limerick

ACCESS SCHOLARSHIPS (Level 6 )

University

Type of Scholarship

Number of Scholarships

Included in Scholarship

More Information

& Apply

Closing Date

Trinity

Foundation Course

to be confirmed

to be confirmed

Click HERE

 

TU Dublin

Foundation Programme

15 * / **

 

Free fees

Click HERE

 

TUS

Access Programme

10 **

Free fees

+ €960

Click HERE

 

UCD

Access Course

4

Free fees

+ €1,437

Click HERE

08 Sep 2023

UL

Mature Student Access

5

Free fees

Click HERE

17 July 2023

* shared across various programmes – access, undergraduate & postgraduate

** shared across more than one campus

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS (Level 7/8 )

County

University

Number of Scholarships

Free fees + maintenance grant per year

More Information

& Apply

Closing Date

Carlow

SETU

2 **

€1,200

Click HERE

 

Cork

MTU

to be confirmed

--

Click HERE

23 June 2023

Cork

UCC

7

€4,800

Click HERE

01 Jun 2023

Donegal

ATU

3

to be confirmed

Click HERE

01 Jul 2023

Dublin

DCU

none

none

not applicable

Dublin

Holmes

12

--

Click HERE

 

Dublin

IADT

2

--

Click HERE

 

Dublin

ICD

2

--

Click HERE

 

Dublin

NCI

2

€1,000

Click HERE

18 July 2023

Dublin

Trinity

4

to be confirmed

Click HERE

11 Aug 2023

Dublin

TU Dublin

16 * / **

€3,000

Click HERE

11 Aug 2023

Dublin

UCD

8

€2,875(<30km)

€5,915(>30km)

Click HERE

08 Sep 2023

Galway

ATU

3 **

Up to €2,936

Click HERE

01 July 2023

Galway

UoG

12 *

€3,300

Click HERE

08 Sep 2023

Kerry

MTU

to be confirmed

--

Click HERE

23 Jun 2023 

Kildare

MU

3

€5,000

Click HERE

25 Apr 2023

Limerick

TUS

10 **

€960

Click HERE

Oct 2023

Limerick

UL

10

€5,000

Click HERE

17 July 2023

Louth

DkIT

2

€3,000

Click HERE

 

Mayo

ATU

3 **

Up to €2,936

Click HERE

01 July 2023

Sligo

ATU

3

€2,000

Click HERE

01 July 2023

Waterford

SETU

10 **

--

Click HERE

15 Sep 2023

Wexford

SETU

2 **

€1,200

Click HERE

 

Westmeath

TUS

10 **

€960

Click HERE

Oct 2023

* shared across various programmes – access, undergraduate & postgraduate

** shared across more than one campus

 

POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS (Level 9 )

County

University

Number of Scholarships

Free fees + maintenance grant per year

More Information

& Apply

Closing Date

Dublin

DCU

5

€3,000

Click HERE

 

Dublin

ICD

2

--

Click HERE

 

Dublin

NCI

2

€1,000

Click HERE

31 July 2023

Dublin

TU Dublin

16 * / **

€3,000

Click HERE

11 Aug 2023

Dublin

UCD

4

€2,875 (<30km)

€5,915 (>30km)

Click HERE

08 Sep 2023

Galway

UoG

12 *

€3,300

Click HERE

04 Aug 2023

Kildare

MU

3

€5,000

Click HERE

25 April 2023

Limerick

MIC

2

€3,000

Click HERE

30 Jun 2023

Waterford

SETU

10 **

--

Click HERE

15 Sep 2023

* shared across various programmes – access, undergraduate & postgraduate

** shared across more than one campus

 

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS

County

Course Type

Number of Scholarships

Included in Scholarship

More Information

& Apply

Closing Date

Cork

UCC English Language

4

?

Click HERE

 

Cork

UCC ACE

4

free fees

Click HERE

25 Aug 2023

Dublin

An Cosán online

undefined

fee reduction

Click HERE

n/a 

Dublin

UCD

Open Learn

2

See info at the link

Click HERE

08 Sep 2023

2022/2023 Education Booklet

We update our booklet frequently between April and August as we receive news of scholarships or changes to government policy. 

At the moment we have not yet started work on the 2023/2024 edition.

It is available as a PDF to view or print – just click on the image below.

You can also have access by following the link below:

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