Student Laptop Scheme

We are now accepting applications for DCU Laptop Loan Scheme 2022/2023. Click here to applySuccessful applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within one week and will receive their device shortly afterwards.


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 apply to the student assistance fund,


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.


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.



For further information about the laptop scheme or questions please contact