The Access office manages one form of financial support. This is the Student Assistance Fund. All Access students must apply for this funding each academic year. Click here for more information about when you can apply.
There are many other sources of funding that are managed by other areas of the university, these include the following:
If a student is experiencing financial difficulty and wishes to apply for either type of funding, she/he is encouraged to call to Teach Fáilte or Room CM071 to meet with the chaplain, Alternatively, the student can email email@example.com to make an appointment.
The 1916 Bursary Fund, funded by the Department of Education and Skills, commemorates the centenary of 1916 as part of an overall series of measures to encourage participation and success by students from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education. Bursaries worth €5,000 per annum for the duration of studies are available. Applicants must be assessed as socio-economically disadvantaged to be eligible. Applications are now being accepted for 2020-21.
Further information, application form and FAQs are available here. Applications must be submitted by email only to 1916BursaryFund@ul.ie by 5.00pm on Friday 4th September 2020. Enquiries can be directed to 1916BursaryFund@ul.ie.
University of Sanctuary Scholarships
The University of Sanctuary Scholarships offer opportunities for those from refugee and asylum-seeking communities to study at the University of Limerick, including new mature students. The scholarship offers support towards the costs of higher education, including fee waivers, if applicable. If you are a new entrant to first year on either the BA Arts (LM002) or BBS Business Studies (LM050) and meet the eligibility criteria (international protection applicant or have been granted international protection) please see full details on www.ul.ie/ul-university-sanctuary. You can apply before you commence your studies in September 2020.
Fund for students with disabilities
The Fund aims to ensure that full-time students with disabilities can participate fully in their academic programmes and are not disadvantaged by reason of a disability. A claim under this Fund is made on behalf of an eligible student by their college following an assessment of need. Applications cannot be made directly to the Fund by students. Students with disabilities enrolled in part-time courses, access or foundation courses in higher education institutions or short courses are not eligible for consideration under the Fund.
Further information on funding for study related support for students with a disability is available from the UL Disability Support Service. T: 061-213478 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org.