UCC Language Centre Sanctuary Scholarships

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The University Language Centre provides English language tuition, academic support and teacher training in the field of English for Speakers of Other Languages.

In support of UCC’s status as a University of Sanctuary, the Language Centre is offering six free places on courses which will directly or indirectly have a positive impact on the educational or career prospects of asylum seekers and refugees living in the Cork area.

Scholarship: one year’s free tuition 


12 SEPTEMBER 2022  - Term 1 starts. 

Application deadline: 29 July 2022

Interviews and Placements: 15 - 26 August 2022

Scholarship: 12 September 2022 - 30 June 2023

  • 6 scholarships - 3x GENERAL ENGLISH, 3x ACADEMIC ENGLISH

Each scholarship consists of 20 hours per week of English language tuition.  Classes are held from 9.00 – 13.00, Monday to Friday. 

Students have the full support and access to services within UCC, as university students.

Applicants must complete an application form and if shortlisted will be invited to an informal interview and English language assessment.


Applications for the following courses are welcomed from asylum seekers and refugees whose status in Ireland has not been determined and who are not eligible for typical social welfare entitlements.

For more information visit: https://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/courses/scholarshipprogrammeforasylumseekersandrefugees/



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