Student Finance + Scholarships

Studying at third level can be financially demanding. Scholarship details and finance advice are available below.

2 places available. 

Open to people seeking asylum, and those with asylum status but ineligible for state support. Applicants must be living within a commutable distance to IADT. 

Scholarship includes Full Tuition Fee Waiver. Supports provided. 

Applicants must have a Further Education Qualification (QQI) or Leaving Certificate.

Application for entry to the course through CAO before 1st Feb 2019 for all students (in some cases a Late Application will be accepted before 1st May but you need to contact the college to ask if they will accept it) 

Application for scholarship directly to IADT. 

Queries to

Closing Date is Friday 9th August 2019

The student grant is the main source of financial help available from the Irish State for students in and full-time higher education undergraduate courses.

Grants are awarded by a national body called Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI).

For all information on SUSI grants & to apply please visit

SUSI Student Grant - Tips for Applicants
SUSI Student Grant - Tips for Applicants

IADT is delighted to invite applications for the 1916 ‘Leaders and Learners’ Bursary 2019–2020. The bursary is funded by the Department of Education and Skills and it aims to provide support for economically disadvantaged students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

IADT is offering 8 bursaries of €5,000 per annum for the duration of a student’s undergraduate degree. Applications are invited from students entering higher education in September 2019, for full or part-time degree programme of greater than 2 years’ duration.

Information on the bursary and how to apply is available HERE

Scholarships are not limited to particular subject areas and will enable individuals 23 years or older to complete a Bachelor’s degree in one of the participating institutions in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. 

In May 2019, Uversity was granted an income disregard for its Higher Education Scholarships for Adult Learners by Ireland’s Department of Education & Skills and the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection.  For successful candidates in the Republic of Ireland, Uversity scholarships to a maximum value of €7,000 will not be considered reckonable income for means-tested social welfare benefits with immediate effect and SUSI maintenance grants from the 2019/2020 academic year.

See for further information. Closing Date is 29th April 2019. 

The Childcare Subsidy Fund is overseen and administered by your Students' Union. Students who are in full-time education and who have children in registered childcare can avail of the fund. For more details please consult the IADTSU website.

The Money and Budgeting Service is a national support body providing assistance in managing personal finances. MABS DunLaoghaire provides workshops on campus during the academic year and students can avail of individual support directly through the MABS office. Dun Laoghaire MABS: Ground Floor, Marina House, Clarence Street, Dun Laoghaire. Tel: 0761 07 2530 Email: