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UL40 Mature Student Scholarship Scheme

The University of Limerick (UL) encourages and supports the participation of mature students on all of its programmes. UL recognises and acknowledges the increasingly challenging economic environment which students face, in particular those who are entering college as adult learners to undertake full-time study. The UL40 Mature Student Scholarship Scheme offers some financial assistance to adult learners commencing higher education on a full-time basis. A total of 10 scholarships, worth €2,000 each, are available.


The scheme is open to all first year mature students who meet the following criteria:

  • Registered in first year of a full-time undergraduate degree programme.
  • Meet both the nationality and residency criteria for the free fees initiative as set out by UL's Fees Office.
  • A first-time entrant to higher education i.e. has not previously achieved a third-level qualification.
  • Is not in receipt of any other bursary or scholarship.

Applications for the UL40 Mature Student Scholarships 2018/19 open at 9.00am on Monday 17th September and close at 5.00pm Friday 12th October.

Applications Form

Information on the Scholarships and guidelines for making your application

Please contact the Mature Student Office ( or 061-202735) with any queries.