Higher Education Scholarships for Adult Learners

Unlocking Potential, Realising Ambitions 

Higher Education Scholarships for Adult Learners 


What are the scholarships?

The scholarships are intended to remove financial barriers so that adult learners can unlock their potential and realise their academic ambitions.  Uniquely, Uversity’s scholarships will provide full financial support, if required, for the entire period of recipients’ study. 

They will provide meaningful, multi-annual financial support for recipients to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree for the first time in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. 

Scholarships can be any subject area and will be tailored to recipients’ financial circumstances to cover some or all of the costs associated with higher education.


Who can apply?

Applicants must be 23 years and older, a citizen of an EEA member state or Switzerland resident in Ireland or Northern Ireland for three years or more by 1st January in the year of enrolment. 

They should be returning to higher education after a break from education of three years or more or have completed a higher education progression / preparation course in the last 2 years. 

Successful applicants must apply to and be offered a place on a Bachelor’s Programme for the 2019/20 academic year in participating institution(s) on the island of Ireland.


How to apply?

Online applications must be submitted by the deadline with the candidate’s biographical and contact details, education and employment to date, financial circumstances and need, a motivation statement and details of two referees. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate socio-economic disadvantage and financial need, a clear motivation for returning to education, an ambition for their educational journey, a drive to succeed and strong work ethic. 

Uversity is particularly keen to support candidates who have an ability to be transformed and transform others as a result of this scholarship and educational experience. Preference will be given to candidates enrolling for a full-time Bachelor’s programme that can normally be completed in a maximum of four years.

Successful candidates will be notified by 1st September each year.

To find out more, or to apply:

Visit http://www.uversity.org

Email apply@uversity.org


Uversity was established in 2012 as a Registered Charity (CHY No 20874) and Company Limited by Guarantee (No. 520514). 

GMIT was a Founding Partner of Uversity.