University of Sanctuary

UCC Sanctuary Scholarships

UCC in partnership with the Tomar Trust are offering Sanctuary Scholarships to asylum seeker and refugee students wishing to pursue a degree course in UCC from September 2019. Final eligibility criteria and degree courses that may be applied to will be announced in due course. The scholarship application form for 2019 will be made available in Spring 2019.

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Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for the Sanctuary Scholarship scheme for 2019 are currently being finalised by the UCC Sanctuary Scholarships Committee. Initial criteria are that applicants (1) must be an asylum seeker or a programme refugee who is not eligible for the Free Fees scheme (2) Must meet the academic eligibility criteria for their chosen UCC degree course. Further criteria will be announced in due course. For queries please contact

Application Process

  1. The scholarship application form is now available online at [NB Only online applications will be accepted.]
  2. You should ask for help from your academic mentor with Section 8 of the form - the personal statements.  If you have not been assigned an academic mentor by UCC, please complete and submit the Pre-application Forms below to and one will be assigned to you.
  3. It would be best to send your draft personal statements via email to your mentor, and to finalise your statements before copying them into the form for final submission by closing date June 29th.


General information:


Please note that your application won't be disadvantaged if the UCC course discussed in your personal statements is not the UCC course you are offered in the end. Any personal statements about coming to UCC should focus on your first preference UCC course, and not on other UCC courses you have applied for. Application marks will be awarded and checked by members of the Sanctuary Scholarship Committee.


If you have any questions please email

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit

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