What is the CO-VID Laptop Loan Scheme?

The government has introduced a scheme whereby undergraduate or postgraduate students may be eligible to receive a laptop, on long-term loan and at no charge, in order to assist with their online learning. Eligible students may retain the laptop for the duration of their academic studies.

Full or Part-Time students who fall under the following categories may apply:

  • do not own or have the use of a laptop or PC for my studies
  • have a laptop/PC I can use but it is shared with others in the home
  • have a laptop/PC I can use but it needs repair or upgrading
  • I or my family do not have sufficient funds to purchase a laptop/PC 
  • I belong to one of the Priority Groups listed below

If this is not you please see your options in Alternative Supports.

Dates of Application

Applications are now open. Successful applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application as soon as possible. Laptops are currently being distributed to students via courier service.


Please review the eligibility criteria and required documentation below before submitting an application. All applicants must provide evidence of socio-economic disadvantage.

If you have any questions in relation to the Laptop Loan Scheme please email laptoploan@mu.ie