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, in order to assist with their online learning. Eligible students may retain the laptop for the duration of their academic studies only.

Who can apply?

We are opening the applications to EU/EEA registered students who fall under one of the following categories:

  • 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 (family income of below €63,732 in 2020)
  • I belong to one of the Priority Groups listed below

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

Non EU/EEA/International students are not eligible to apply for a Laptop Loan but can contact the Student Budgeting Advice Service for advice.

Before you start your application please read the Laptop Loan Document Checklist 2122 and have your documents ready to upload. 
The Laptop Loan Scheme is now open for applications APPLY HERE

Please allow time for the Assessment Team to assess your application. Please do not worry, the process takes some time but be assured you will be contacted at the earliest opportunity. 

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

Students who have availed of the Laptop Loan Scheme in 2020 and who have completed their academic studies are now due to return their laptops, once a data backup has been completed. Students are asked to follow the steps, as outlined in the Returns Process section below as a matter of urgency, in order to allow another student avail of a laptop loan.