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The Scholarships

About the Scholarships

Uversity’s scholarships are for adult learners to acquire a Bachelor’s Degree for the first time that will transform their lives and those around them. Scholarships enable successful candidates to pursue a degree in any discipline in selected institutions on the island of Ireland. Preference is given to candidates enrolling on full-time programmes. Other programmes will be considered on a case by case basis.

The Scholarships comprise financial support and programming throughout the course of the degree.  The value of the scholarships depends on the successful recipients’ circumstances and need.  Payments are made monthly and are subject to continued academic registration and progress.

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How to Apply?

Uversity’s application process is online

Before you start an application you should:

  • read Uversity’s Privacy Notice to make sure that you are happy with how we use your personal data
  • know what degree programmes and institution(s) you are applying to. If you don’t or have questions please review Where to study?
  • review the Are you eligible? section below
  • read the Frequently Asked Questions or contact us before starting your application

Are you eligible?

Uversity’s Scholarships support adult learners, to enrol on and complete a Bachelor’s degree that will transform their lives and those around them.

To be eligible applicants must:

  • be at least 23 years by 1st January 2020
  • be a citizen of an EEA member state or Switzerland AND resident on the island of Ireland for 3 years or more by 20th April 2020
  • be returning to higher education in 2020/21 after a break from education or have recently completed a higher education progression / preparation course
  • have applied to or have a deferred offer for a Bachelor’s programme for the 2020/21 academic year.

Please note

  • non-EEA citizens resident on the island of Ireland must have permanent leave to remain by the closing date for applications
  • applicants who currently possess or are enrolled on a Bachelor’s degree ARE NOT ELIGIBLE
  • applicants DO NOT need to have an offer at the time of application but if selected for a scholarship they must receive an offer on a Bachelor’s degree in one of the institutions specified on our website to receive their scholarship
  • preference is given to candidates enrolling on full-time programmes that can normally be completed in a maximum of four years in any subject. Other programmes will be considered on a case by case basis.

What are
the Stages
of Uversity's Selection Process?

April - June 2020

Uversity
  • interviews shortlisted candidates to determine their:
    • academic potential
    • motivation and ambition for returning to education
    • drive to succeed and work ethic
    • ability to be transformed and transform others as a result of the scholarship and educational experience

4th November 2019
– 20th April 2020

Candidates apply
  • directly to the programme(s) / institution(s) they would like to attend
  • for other funding sources
  • to Uversity via its online application system with the following information:
    • biographical and contact details
    • education to date and the programme and institution(s) you are applying to or have been admitted to if you have a deferred offer
    • any employment/volunteering (if applicable) to date
    • statement (maximum 500 words) detailing your Motivation, Preparation, Ambition for your intended programme and the Justification for awarding you a scholarship
    • names and contact details of two referees

April - June 2020

Uversity
  • interviews shortlisted candidates to determine their:
    • academic potential
    • motivation and ambition for returning to education
    • drive to succeed and work ethic
    • ability to be transformed and transform others as a result of the scholarship and educational experience

July - September 2020

Uversity
  • makes scholarship offers to successful candidates subject to:
    • a financial assessment
    • candidate’s confirming admission to a Bachelor’s Programme
    • acceptance of Uversity’s terms and conditions
  • begins Scholarship programming and payments

Ready to apply?

If you have reviewed How to apply? and confirmed your eligibility you can begin your online application.

Please note that once you have created an application, you can log in as many times as you want until you are happy with your application and submit it. You can also reopen and resubmit your application after it has been submitted. You will not, however, be able to reopen or resubmit your application after the closing date.

Where to study?

Uversity’s Scholarships are for successful candidates to pursue a degree in any discipline in 36 selected institutions on the island of Ireland. We have compiled a list of these institutions and other relevant organisations if you are still undecided about what and where to study.