UVERSITY Higher Education Scholarships for Adult Learners

At a glance

  • Value: varies
  • You must be an adult learner (mature student) to be eligible for this scholarship, see details below
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to  apply@uversity.org / 01-6875998

 

Uversity’s Scholarships are for adult learners who wish to complete a Bachelor’s (Ordinary or Higher) Degree, for the first time, that will help transform their lives and the lives of those around them. Scholarships enable successful candidates to pursue a degree, in any discipline, in selected institutions on the island of Ireland. Preference is given to candidates enrolling on full-time programmes. Part time or blended programmes will also be considered.

The Scholarships comprise financial support and programming throughout the course of the degree. There are two levels of financial support available depending on whether or not the successful candidate has dependent children:

€5,000          no dependent children

€7,000          dependent children 

 Scholarships are awarded based on online written application, successful interview and on demonstrated financial need.

The scholarship is payable per annum for the duration of the Scholar's chosen degree, up to a maximum of 4 years. 

Payments are made directly to the scholar through monthly instalments over the course of their degree. All payments are subject to the Scholar's compliance with Uversity's scholarship agreement, continued registration and progression to the next academic year.

Uversity have been successful in securing Income Disregard status from the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS). Therefore, successful candidates in the Republic of Ireland in receipt of means-tested social welfare benefits and, or SUSI grants can receive a maximum scholarship of €7,000 without impacting these supports. 

Successful candidates in Northern Ireland can also receive a maximum scholarship of €7,000 and should seek advice from Student Finance Northern Ireland and, or their local tax credit office to confirm any impact of such a Scholarship.

Since Uversity’s Scholarships were launched in January 2018, 49 Scholarship have been awarded and Uversity is creating a community of Scholars and stakeholders through events and programming.  What distinguishes Uversity’s Scholars is their commitment to being transformed and transforming others as a result of the Scholarship and educational experience.

WHO CAN APPLY

Uversity’s Scholarships support adult learners, to enrol on and complete a Bachelor’s degree that will transform their lives and those around them. Preference will be given to candidates enrolling on a full-time Bachelor’s degree that can normally be completed in a maximum of four years in any subject in one of the participating institutions.

To be eligible applicants must:

  • Be at least 23 years by 1st January in the year of enrolment
  • Be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state, Switzerland or the UK* or have permanent leave to remain in the Irish State.  See here for further information
  • Be resident on the island of Ireland for 3 out of the last 5 years
  • Be applying, have applied or have been admitted to a Bachelor’s Degree in one of Uversity’s participating institutions for the relevant academic year.
  • Be able to demonstrate a financial need that cannot be met by Government supports or personal/family income.

* Please note that Uversity’s policy on the eligibility of UK citizens to apply for a scholarship after January 1st 2021 is intended to remain in line with the policy of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) and Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). We reserve the right to alter our eligibility requirements in line with any changes made by these institutions, or any policy changes as a result of Brexit.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Please note that if, in the course of your degree programme, you no longer meet the eligibility or financial need criteria, you may no longer be eligible for the scholarship.

  • Non-EEA citizens, resident on the island of Ireland, must have received permanent leave to remain by the closing date for applications. See here for further information.
  • Applicants can be currently enrolled on or have recently completed a course that prepares them for higher education.
  • Applicants who have already received or are currently enrolled on a Bachelor’s Degree ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.
  • Applicants DO NOT need to have an offer at time of application but if selected for a scholarship must receive an offer on a Bachelor’s Degree in one of Uversity’s participating institutions to receive a scholarship. Candidates may have a deferred offer for admission to the 2022/23 academic year.
  • Preference is given to candidates enrolling on full-time programmes, in any subject, that can normally be completed in a maximum of four years. Other programmes will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on an assessment of financial needs.

Please note that if, in the course of your degree programme, you no longer meet the eligibility or financial need criteria, you may no longer be eligible for the scholarship.

 Open for Applications  from 1st February 2022 to 25th March 2022.

To find out more, please visit: https://www.uversity.org/

 

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