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Refugees Initiative

DCU University of Sanctuary Scholarships

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Dublin City University

COUNTRY

Ireland

CITY

Dublin

Address

DCU Glasnevin Campus, Dublin 9, Ireland

TYPOLOGY

- Financial support for refugee students

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

Dublin City University (DCU) was designated a “University of Sanctuary” in December 2016 in recognition of its commitment to welcome asylum seekers and refugees into the university community and to foster a culture of inclusion for all.

Among a range of initiatives, DCU provides academic scholarships to applicants who are currently in Ireland either as asylum seekers or refugees. DCU has the following three Scholarship options available to refugees and asylum seekers based in Ireland: Campus-based Undergraduate Scholarships, Online DCU Connected Scholarships and Online DCU FutureLearn Scholarships.

The DCU Connected Scholarships cover the costs for either an online undergraduate or postgraduate programme of study which can be shown to clearly benefit recipients in advancing their personal ambitions and professional goals. The Scholarship also provides funding to support Internet access and the purchase of relevant textbooks and related study costs. Applicants must be resident in Ireland for at least one year.

The joint DCU FutureLearn scholarship initiative will enable refugees and asylum seekers living in Ireland to undertake study from a wide range of courses offered on FutureLearn’s online platform though to certificates of completion.