DCU University of Sanctuary
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DCU became Ireland’s first University of Sanctuary in 2016, and we are proud to welcome international protection applicants, refugees, and those with leave to remain.

We focus on enabling access to Higher Education in Ireland through material support for our students, and have a limited number of scholarships available for eligible students seeking to study in DCU, as well as supports such as stipends and laptops. We also support a number of initiatives across the University, such as the Migrant English Language, Literacy and Intercultural Education (MELLIE) Programme. If you have any questions or need information on studying in Ireland, please get in touch with us at sanctuary@dcu.ie.

The University of Sanctuary scholarship application process for entry in September 2023 is now closed.