What is the COVID Laptop Loan Scheme?

As part of the package of COVID supports for higher and further education institutions, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has allocated funding to support disadvantaged students in the higher education sector in accessing ICT devices in order to assist with online learning.

Maynooth University has used the funding to purchase laptops that can be allocated to students as a long-term loan at no charge to the student.

If you can say YES to ALL these statements, you should apply for a long term Laptop Loan: 

  • I am an EU/EEA registered student of Maynooth University  
  • I do not have my own laptop, PC, or any access to suitable equipment. 
  • I do not have the use of a laptop, PC or any suitable IT equipment where I live 
  • I do not have sufficient funds to purchase a laptop/PC 
  • My family are not able to fund me to buy a laptop/PC
  • I belong to one of the Priority Groups

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

The Initial Application Process has now closed. No late applications will be accepted.

Another round of applications will open in November and all students will receive correspondence in relation to this in due course.

If you wish to make an application in the next round, please review the eligibility criteria below, including the supporting documentation that must be uploaded with your application.

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