Please read and complete ALL sections of this application form.
Scholarships are open to:
(1) international protection applicants; and
(2) refugees, beneficiaries of subsidiary protection, and those with leave to remain,
who do not have access to state support for their studies (meaning ‘free fees’, the state pilot support scheme, SUSI grant, social welfare payments).
You need to follow these steps to apply for a Sanctuary Scholarship:
(1) If you are applying for an undergraduate course, you must apply to the (Central Applications Office (CAO). for a Maynooth University undergraduate course via either the Leaving Certificate Route (CAO deadline 1st May 2020), FETAC route (CAO deadline 1st May 2020) or the Mature Student Route (CAO deadline 1st May 2020).
If you are applying for a postgraduate course, you must apply through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Please check the Maynooth University course finder for closing date information for your chosen courses.
(2) You must complete this online Sanctuary Scholarship Application Form 2020 by 5pm, June 15th 2020. The online form will close after this time and late applications will not be accepted.
You are encouraged to ask one referee to write a reference to accompany your application. Referees can be a teacher, a community leader or other person who can confirm your past and present commitment to education, and/or how well suited you are to your chosen course. We understand that it might not be possible to find a referee and a reference is not essential to make an application. The reference should be emailed by your referee to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm, June 15th 2020.
Closing date for completion of your scholarship application is 5pm, June 15th, 2020. **No applications will be accepted after this time***
Terms and Conditions
(1) To be offered a sanctuary scholarship, there are three pre-conditions:
a. You must be offered a Maynooth University undergraduate course via the CAO application process (typically by mid to late August 2020 – see the CAO website for more details).
You must be offered a Maynooth University postgraduate course via the PAC application process.
b. You must be eligible for the scholarship.
c. You must be ranked amongst the top scholarship application candidates by the Maynooth University Sanctuary Scholarship Committee.
(2) Any successful applicant must be able to demonstrate that they will live within reasonable commuting distance to Maynooth University to take up the scholarship.
(3) The information supplied in this application must be accurate and complete.
(4) Official, written evidence of legal status will be needed to be eligible for a Sanctuary Scholarship.
(5) The application may be reviewed by independent advisors and they will be treated confidentially.
(6) The scholarship application will be graded according to 3 areas: educational achievement and background, reasons for choosing the course and future plans, and the reference supplied by the referee.
(7) Maynooth University reserves the right to review any aspect of the scholarship criteria.