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Refugees Initiative

Inclusive Centenaries Scholarship Scheme

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

National University of Ireland Galway

COUNTRY

Ireland

CITY

Galway

Address

National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland
Contact: [email protected]

TYPOLOGY

- Financial support for refugee students
- Tutoring and peer support for refugee students

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

In 2016, NUI Galway launched the Inclusive Centenaries Scholarship Scheme to mark Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries and celebrate the diversity of Irish society. This merit-based, national scheme aims to assist high-achieving, second-level school leavers from Ireland’s newest communities to pursue their third-level educational goals at NUI Galway, to realise their full potential, and to contribute to shaping Ireland of today and tomorrow.

Each comprehensive scholarship covers all applicable fees (the student contribution and levy and tuition), a monthly living allowance, and accommodation costs as required at levels set by SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland). Scholarship awards are renewable for the normal duration of the approved course of study, subject to annual review and the satisfactory academic performance and good standing of the scholarship holder. Recipients are assigned an academic mentor to provide support and guidance throughout their period of study at NUI Galway.

These scholarships are open to applicants for international protection in Ireland, applicants for permission to remain in Ireland (in case international protection has been refused) or to refugees, beneficiaries of subsidiary protection, or holders of permission to remain in Ireland. Further conditions must be met.