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University of Sanctuary Scholarships

Trinity College Dublin is offering four University of Sanctuary Scholarships to students in the Irish International Protection system, who have taken the Leaving Certificate or further education qualifications (e.g., FETAC level 5/6), and are offered a place on an undergraduate course in Trinity through the CAO for admission in the academic year 2023-24. Please note displaced Ukrainian nationals with Temporary Protection in Ireland should apply for places for undergraduate courses to study in Trinity through the Central Applications Office (CAO).

These scholarships cover:

  • Academic fees for duration of undergraduate degree

  • Annual stipend (paid in monthly instalments)

  • A laptop

  • On-campus food allowance

  • Public transport costs (within commutable distance of Trinity).

The scholarships are open to people in the international protection system, including refugees, asylum seekers and people with leave to remain who are seeking international protection in Ireland and who wish to undertake their undergraduate studies at Trinity.

The scholarship programme was previously known as ‘Asylum Seeker Access Provision (ASAP) Scholarships’.

If you are a student living in Direct Provision or are registered with TUSLA or the State for accommodation within Dublin or a commutable distance, you may be eligible for this scholarship and are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Eligibility

Applications must be submitted through the online form available here, by 5.00pm on Friday 11 August 2023.

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.

  • To be accepted for this scholarship, you will have to be offered a place on a course in Trinity through the CAO.
  • Some courses in Trinity have 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.
  • This scholarship is for students who are not receiving State support for higher education. If you are eligible for SUSI, the International Protection Student Scheme, or other financial support for education, you will not be eligible for Trinity’s Sanctuary Scholarship.
  • You must have completed the Leaving Certificate examination and/or the QQI FETAC full award within the last two years.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are entering a third-level undergraduate programme for the first time.
  • Your scholarship application will be assessed following an offer of a place via CAO for a course at Trinity.
  • You must commence your course of study and be a registered student at the College at the beginning of the academic year 2023-24 for the scholarship to become valid. Once accepted, your scholarship will last for a 4-year degree course at Trinity (funding for 4 years in total) and will not cover additional years.

Application Process

Scholarship application forms must be submitted online by Friday, 11 August, 5:00pm.

Please apply through this application form here – late applications will not be accepted.

Please send separately the following documents (include all that apply with your application) to the following email address:

  • Copy of a Department of Justice letter confirming your permission to reside in Ireland
  • Copy of a document containing your Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) Personal ID Number
  • Copy of Temporary Residence Certificate (TRC)

Notification of Application Outcome

Successful applicants will be notified in writing of the scholarship application outcome once CAO offers are released up to when Second Round CAO offers are issued on 11 September.

If you need any help with your application, or have questions about the process, or have applied using the 2022-23 application form, please email with the subject line ofSanctuary Scholarships 2023-24’.