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About The Scholarships


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.

Please see eligibility details here.

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Who Can Apply

Uversity’s Scholarships support adult learners, who are not in a financial position, 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 for a full-time Bachelor’s degree programme 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 23 years and older by 1st January 2019
  • be a citizen of an EEA member state or Switzerland AND resident in Ireland or Northern Ireland for 3 years or more by 1st January 2019
  • be returning to higher education in 2019/20 after a break from education of 3 years or more or have recently completed a higher education progression / preparation course
  • be admitted to a Bachelor’s degree or have a deferred offer for the 2019/20 academic year.
  • be able to demonstrate:
    • academic potential
    • a clear motivation and ambition for returning to education
    • a drive to succeed and a strong work ethic
    • an ability to be transformed and transform others as a result of this scholarship and educational experience


  • non-EEA citizens resident in Ireland / Northern Ireland must have permanent leave to remain at time of application.
  • applicants who currently possess or are enrolled on a Bachelor’s degree programme ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.
  • applicants DO NOT need to have an offer at the time of application but if selected for a scholarship they must receive an offer on a Bachelor’s degree programme in one of the participating institutions to receive their scholarship.


Please click here for details of How to Apply

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How To Apply


1st FEBRUARY 2019

Deadline for applications to most Republic of Ireland higher education institutions through The Central Applications OfficePlease note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to apply to and receive an offer of a place on a Bachelor’s degree at a participating institution.

4th FEBRUARY 2019

APPLICATIONS OPEN via Uversity’s online application system.

The following information is required:

  • biographical / contact details
  • details of your education to date
  • details of any employment / volunteering (if applicable) to date
  • a motivation statement of maximum 500 words
  • details of two referees

Monday 29th APRIL 2019

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS via Uversity’s online application system.

All applications will be reviewed by Uversity for eligibility and may be shortlisted for interview.

1st SEPTEMBER 2019

Successful candidates will be notified by 1st September 2019.

Scholarships payments will be made monthly throughout the duration of the Bachelor’s degree.


Please click here to Apply




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