Undergraduate Degrees

What is the scholarship and who is it for?

The application process for a UCC Sanctuary Scholarship for 2023 entry to an undergraduate degree will open in spring 2023.

The scholarship includes:

  • Fee waiver
  • Bursary

NB: Accommodation is not included in this award.


The scholarship is open to candidates who are:

  • asylum seekers or refugees
  • ineligible for State educational supports
  • living within commutable distance from UCC
  • in receipt of an offer of place at UCC for an undergraduate degree through the CAO

Scholarships will not be offered to those who already hold a university or college degree.

Application Process

The process in 2023 is as follows:

  • The application form will open in spring.
  • It is in two parts:
    • Part 1 covers your personal details and eligibility criteria;
    • Part 2 covers your personal statement and is not submitted until you have an offer of place in UCC through the CAO.
  • Should there be more applicants than scholarships on offer, decisions will be made based on the personal statement.

If you have any questions, please email ediunit@ucc.ie

UCC Sanctuary Scholarships 2023 (undergraduate degrees) - Application Form Part 1 - open until 5 p.m. June 1st 2023

Admissions Office Guide

A very good source of information about attending college if you are a refugee or asylum seeker is the Admissions Office 'Refugees and Asylum Seekers Guide'.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit

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