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)

    OR
  • 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)

    OR
  • 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

Application Process

Complete the Student Fee Assistance Scheme Online Application Form

Shortlisted applicants may be called for interview

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Friday 25th June 2021