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Check Your Eligibilty To Apply For The Laptop Loan Scheme Here

To be eligible for a laptop you must be registered as a full or part-time student in 2020-21 and be from one of the designated 'disadvantaged' groups eligible under this government scheme. Eligibility will be on a needs basis and in accordance with the guidelines. UL must be satisfied that a student who receives a device under this grant has demonstrated the financial need for the device to access their programme of study -  e.g. they or their family do not have the means to purchase such a device themselves. In deciding which students should receive a device, institutions are required to allocate them on the basis of the target groups identified in the National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education 2015 - 2021:

These include:

  • Access students (socio-economically disadvantaged students) who have accessed UL through the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) or the Access to University Course

  • Students registered with a disability at UL or who have accessed UL through DARE and who can demonstrate a financial need

  • First-time Mature students (Undergraduates only) and who can demonstrate a financial need

  • Further Education Award holders - i.e. those who have entered UL via QQI/FET pathways and demonstrate a need

  • Lone parents

  • Members of the Traveller and/or Roma communities

  • Students who are or have been in the care of the State

  • Other ethnic minorities, asylum seekers or University of Limerick Sanctuary students domiciled in Ireland

  • (NOTE: International Students and non-EU fee paying students are NOT eligible under this fund) Students who can clearly demonstrate urgent financial need who are not part of another target group listed above)

  • Any combination of one or more of the above.


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