The ACE Sanctuary Scholarships are now accepting applications. Please see further details below on how to apply for the courses and who is eligible to apply.
List of Part Time Courses
A limited number of fully paid places are available on the following part-time programmes commencing in UCC in autumn 2022.
|Level 6 Programmes|
|Certificate in Arts (Psychology)|
|Certificate in Mental Health in the Community|
|Level 8 Programmes|
|Higher Diploma in Facilitating Inclusion|
|Higher Diploma in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work|
* Potential applicants interested in the Diploma in Learning and Development Practice, Certificate in Operator Development (Pharma Manufacturing) and Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Building Work-Placed Resilience must contact Ann Marie Atkins in the first instance at: e-mail: Annmarie.email@example.com Phone: (086 075 2955)
Please note that programmes will run subject to viability
Who Should Apply
(1) Be an international protection applicant, asylum seeker or a refugee who is not eligible for the state Free Fees scheme, SUSI grants and/or the state pilot support scheme (documentation of status will be required);*
(2) Meet the academic eligibility criteria for their chosen programme (including English language requirements);
(3) Be living in the Republic of Ireland;
(4) Be able to live in commuting distance to course delivery location during the course of their studies for courses not delivered wholly online.
*Please note that for the 22/23 cycle, applications are also welcomed from displaced Ukrainian citizens.
**As places are limited, first time Sanctuary Scholarship applicants will be prioritised, but if there are places available we will try to support progression for past scholarship holders
How are Courses Delivered
Courses are usually delivered on a part-time basis (typically evenings and weekends). A variety of in-person, online and blended courses are available. Please check course webpages for up-to-date delivery information.
What will it cost
ACE Sanctuary Scholars will receive a fee waiver for the relevant programme fees. The scheme does not include accommodation or any other financial support.
How can I apply
Before applying, potential applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with Programme Coordinator, Ann Marie Atkins. The application process involves the following steps:
1. Applications must be submitted online through the chosen programme webpage. Please contact Ann Marie Atkins for the fee waiver code to be used at this stage.
2. Applicants must submit a 300 word statement outlining why they wish to study the chosen programme at UCC. This should be uploaded as part of your online application.
3. Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to complete a language check in order to provide evidence of English language proficiency.
4. Applicants need to ask a minimum of one referee to write a reference to accompany the application. A maximum of three references are permitted. Referees can be a community leader or other person who can confirm your commitment as a part-time student, and your potential for independent study and reflective thinking. The reference(s) should be emailed by referee(s) to Annmarie.firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm, 27th August 2022