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Asylum Seeker Access Provision (ASAP) Scholarships


Trinity College Dublin is offering four Asylum Seeker Access Provision (ASAP) scholarships for students in direct provision who have studied in the Irish second-level school system, have or intend to have taken the Leaving Certificate or further education qualifications and are offered a place in Trinity through the CAO in 2022.

These scholarships cover all fees (tuition, registration etc), an annual stipend of €1,500 (payable in monthly instalments), a laptop (where possible and practicable), on-campus food allowance, and public transport costs (within commutable distance of Trinity). The scholarships are open only to those living in Direct Provision or who are registered with TUSLA or the State for accommodation within Dublin or within a commutable distance. Scholarships are awarded based on a CAO offer being made to the applicant, with a maximum of four scholarships awarded annually.

Scholarship Eligibility

Applications must be submitted through the online form available here, by 5.00pm on Monday, 31st July.

Successful applicants must be offered a place on a Trinity course through the CAO - as some courses in Trinity have mandatory clinical placements or mandatory periods of study abroad, applications for courses such as these will be considered on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the relevant School/Course.

  • Successful applicants must not be eligible for state support - for information about SUSI eligibility students can visit the SUSI website.
  • Successful applicants must have or intend to have completed the Leaving Certificate examination and/or the QQI FETAC full award within the last two years.
  • Successful applicants must be attending university for the first time – priority will be given to students under 23 years of age.
  • Scholarship applications will be assessed following the offer of a place via CAO on a Trinity College Dublin course.
  • Students must commence their course of study and be a registered student of the college for the scholarship to become valid.
  • Each scholarship is valid for the duration of the course of study.

Application Process

Scholarship application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted online by Monday, 31st July, 5:00pm and are available here – no late applications will be accepted.

The scholarships are offered to the students with the highest CAO points among all eligible courses in each of the three Faculties.

Successful applicants will be notified in writing as soon as possible after the deadline for acceptance of First Round CAO offers, mid-August 2022 (finalised date to be published by CAO).

The application form is available here.

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