UNLOCKING POTENTIAL, REALISING AMBITIONS
Uversity’s Scholarships are intended to unlock adult learners’ potential. By providing multi-annual financial support, Uversity’s Scholarships aim to remove the financial barriers to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for the first time. Scholarships are not limited to particular subject areas and will enable individuals 23 years or older to complete a Bachelor’s degree in one of the participating institutions in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Uversity understands that there are many financial barriers preventing people from realising their ambitions to receive a Bachelor’s degree. Aside from the direct costs of tuition, fees, books and IT there are day to day living costs such as childcare and transport to be taken care of to enable full-time education. Uversity Scholarships take account of each individual’s circumstances and aim to provide financial support for the entire period of study.
Scholarship amounts will vary depending on the recipients’ circumstances and will be allocated on a needs basis which will be assessed via Uversity’s application process.
In May 2019, Uversity was granted an income disregard for its Higher Education Scholarships for Adult Learners by Ireland’s Department of Education & Skills and the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection. For successful candidates in the Republic of Ireland, Uversity scholarships to a maximum value of €7,000 will not be considered reckonable income for means-tested social welfare benefits with immediate effect and SUSI maintenance grants from the 2019/2020 academic year.
Payments will be made over the course of the degree programme and will be subject to continued academic registration and progress.