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DCU University of Sanctuary Scholarships 2023

For entry in September 2023, Dublin City University (DCU) is offering postgraduate scholarships to international protection applicants and refugees who are not eligible for state support.

Applications for University of Sanctuary Scholarships will open at the end of April. 

Please note that in order to apply for the scholarship, you will need to submit a separate application for your postgraduate course. To have the application fee waived, please email with the name of the course you are applying for.

You will be asked for your English qualifications when you apply.

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In this section, you will find links to useful websites.

Student Support Scheme -  The Student Grant Scheme for people seeking asylum who are in the Protection System or at the Leave To Remain (but not deportation order) stage and who are pursuing an approved Post Leaving Certificate course or an approved Undergraduate course.

College Connect - this website is useful if you are new to higher education and want to learn more about it.

Universities of Sanctuary Ireland (UoSI) is an initiative in Irish universities and colleges to foster a culture of welcome and inclusion for protection applicants and the refugee community.

Irish Refugee Council Education Information Booklet 2022/2023. A guide to Further and Higher Education for protection applicants and those with refugee status, subsidiary protection or permission to remain.