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Bursaries, Scholarships, Other Funding

Dear Students,

Welcome to the Student Affairs Division Bursaries and Scholarships page. Here you will find information on all Bursaries, Scholarships and financial support managed by the Student Affairs Division.

The Access Office offers a number of scholarships to access students. For information on these scholarships, please contact the Access Office.

The Disability Service Office provides a number of scholarships and financial supports to the students availing of their services. To find out more about these scholarships and financial supports please click on the links below.

European Social Fund 

Elaine Fagan Scholarship

Stuart Mangan Scholarship

In conjunction with UL Student Life and the Postgraduate Students’ Union, the University administers a Financial Aid Fund. The fund is supported by gifts from UL Alumni through the UL Foundation’s Alumni Annual Fund Appeal and through UL Student Capitation. This scheme is designed to help students who experience short-term financial problems. If a student qualifies for assistance, she/he will receive an interest free loan which is repayable in full prior to graduation. Additionally, student parents who are experiencing financial difficulties can apply for a Childcare Bursary to support them with their childcare/child-minder costs.

If you are experiencing financial difficulty and wish to apply for either a loan or a childcare bursary, you can contact Fr John Campion, UL Chaplain in Room CM071 in the Main Building, or email to make an appointment.

Any postgraduate student wishing to avail of either type of funding can email for an appointment. Application forms and further information are also available from the Welfare Officer in UL Student Life or the Student Information and Support Coordinators, email:

The Mature Student Office provides advice on scholarships and funding available to mature students to finance their studies. For further information please visit the MSO website.

The objective of the Student Assistance Fund (SAF) is to provide financial support to both full-time and part-time undergraduate or postgraduate students in need of such support. The fund is intended to support students whose participation in higher education would otherwise be at risk as a direct result of financial difficulties.

The SAF supports students who are experiencing difficulty in meeting the day-to-day expenses associated with attending college, or who encounter unforeseen circumstances resulting in short or longer-term financial difficulties, (e.g. family difficulties, bereavement, accidents or health problems).

For full details please visit the Access Office website or contact the office directly on T: 061-213104 or E:

In addition to the Bursaries and Scholarships managed by the Student Affairs Division listed above, a comprehensive list of Scholarships, Awards and Prizes are offered by subject area and can be viewed on the link below.

Scholarships, Awards, And Bursaries

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