Student Fees Assistance Scheme
For Part-time Undergraduate / Full-time or Part-time Postgraduate Studies
Academic Year 2021-2022
The 2021-2022 Student Fee Assistance Scheme is now open to suitably qualified applicants from under-represented groups, providing funding towards programme fees for part time undergraduate and part time/full time postgraduate programmes offered by the College.
Applications will be accepted from students from the following categories:
- Applicants with a low family income (gross household income up to a maximum of 39,875 euros). See application form for evidence required.
- Applicants who attended a Post Primary DEIS school for 5 years. See application form for evidence required.
- Applicants who are from an ethnic minority. See application form for evidence required.
- Applicants with a registered disability
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger's Syndrome)
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Blind/Visual Impairment
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- Mental Health Condition
- Neurological Condition
- Speech and Language communication disorder
- Significant Ongoing Illness
- Physical Disability
- Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia)
Evidence of a verifiable disability can be confirmed by;
- Completing Form A - Evidence of Disability 2021-2022
See Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) for specific medical evidence required for Blind/Vision impaired and Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- This form must be completed by an appropriate consultant or GP detailing evidence provided in a consultant’s report (Applicant must also provide a copy of the consultant’s report)
- An existing medical report diagnosing the disability (note some evidence of disability must be dated within the last three years (see Form A - Evidence of Disability 2021-2022 for more details)
- Evidence that an applicant is in receipt of a means tested Disability Allowance
Applicants are not eligible to apply for the funding if they
- Already hold an undergraduate or postgraduate award at the same level as the programme for which they are applying.
- Already hold a postgraduate level 9 or 10 award
Successful candidates will be awarded funding towards one year’s programme fees offered by the College
Shortlisted applicants may be called for interview