Sanctuary Scholarships

At a glance

  • Value: varies
  • You must be applying for a degree programme in UCC, through the CAO route to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to


Eligibility to apply 

Applicants must

(1) Be an asylum seeker or a refugee who is not eligible for the state Free Fees schemeSUSI grants and/or the state pilot support scheme (documentation of status will be required)

(2) Meet the academic eligibility criteria for their chosen UCC degree course through the CAO route (including the Mature Student Entry route)

(3) Be living in the Republic of Ireland and

(4) Be able to live in commuting distance to Cork during the course of their studies.


·         The scheme is targeted at people who have not had the opportunity to study at (or complete) undergraduate education.

·         The scheme does not include accommodation support. For queries please contact


To find out more about the application process and dates please visit:

UCC Sanctuary Scholarships 2022 (undergraduate degrees) - Application Form Part 1 - open until 5 p.m. June 1st 2022

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'.


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