Sanctuary Scholarships – study English at University College Cork

UCC’s Language Centre is offering six scholarships on courses each year that will directly or indirectly have a positive impact on the educational or career prospects of asylum seekers and refugees living in the Cork area.

Scholarship: one year’s free tuition. Students will have full support and access to services within UCC.

The course in 2024-25 will run from the 26th August 2024 to the 13th June 2025. The application deadline is the 1st August 2024.

Interviews will take place between the 12th August 2024 and the 23rd August 2024.

Six scholarships – 3x General English, 3x Academic English. Each scholarship consists of 20 hours per week of English language tuition. Classes are held from 9.00 – 13.00, Monday to Friday.

Applicants must complete an application form and if shortlisted will be invited to an informal interview and English language assessment.

Applications are welcomed from asylum seekers and refugees whose status in Ireland has not been determined and who are not eligible for typical social welfare entitlements.

Check out the UCC Language Centre’s website for further information, including  application forms, IT requirements, eligibility, and information on interviews.

Please send the completed application form to infolang@ucc.ie and sally.orren@ucc.ie

If you need help with your application, please email BRIJ at brij@gmail.com or speak to us when we visit your accommodation centre.

NOTE: UCC also offers Sanctuary Scholarships for selected undergraduate courses and ACE Adult Continuing Education courses.