What is the COVID 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.

The Laptop Loan Scheme has closed for new applications for 2020/21 but will reopen in the next academic year. If you are still in emergency need of a laptop during the Summer please email access.office@mu.ie or student.budget@mu.ie.

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

Final year students who have availed of the Laptop Loan Scheme and who have completed their academic studies are now due to return their laptops once a data backup has been completed. The Laptop Loan team will email all relevant students with information on the steps to follow, as outlined in the Returns Process section below.