Student Laptop Scheme

The government has introduced a scheme whereby undergraduate or postgraduate students may be eligible to receive a laptop, on long-term loan, in order to assist with online learning and assignments.

Eligibility Criteria:

Students who fall within the following criteria and have supporting documentation to support this, are eligible to apply. Please note that there may be more applicants than devices and there is no guarantee that you will be successful, even if you meet the criteria. All applicants must provide evidence of socio-economic disadvantage.

Full- or Part-Time Students who fall under the following categories may apply:

  • Students disadvantaged by socio-economic barriers
  • Socio-economically disadvantaged first time mature students
  • Socio-economically disadvantaged students with a disability
  • Socio-economically disadvantaged part-time / flexible learning students
  • Socio-economically disadvantaged students who hold further education qualifications
  • Socio-economically disadvantaged students who are members of the Traveller and Roma communities
  • Socio-economically disadvantaged lone parents
  • Socio-economically disadvantaged members of ethnic minorities. 

Other students who are struggling financially but do not fall into the above categories should mail to discuss their situation.

Ineligible Students:

Non-EU fee-paying students, Erasmus and Study Abroad students are not eligible to apply. Students who are not taking a programme which is leading to a full DCU award (e.g. single modules) are not eligible.

Documentation Required:

Students will be asked to provide evidence of their SUSI grant (award letter) or means-tested social welfare payment (payment award letter) to prove eligibility.  

Dates of Application:

Applications are open.  Successful applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application after Friday, 30th September 2022 and will receive the devices shortly afterwards.


Data Protection Notice

Personal data that you submit via this form to Student Support & Development (SS&D), a Unit within Dublin City University, the Data Controller, in connection with the ‘Student Laptop Scheme’ application will be used solely to assess your eligibility. Your information will be treated in accordance with the DCU Data Protection Policy which can be accessed at the following link:….

DCU shall only process such data for the purpose for which you provide it and to the extent necessary to process your application in line with the regulations attached to this procedure. You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing and you also have the right to access any data you submit on request.  The data you submit will be held until such time as you graduate from the University. It will then be destroyed.

The personal data will be disclosed to staff of DCU in order to process your application.

Further Information:

If you have any questions please email