Applications Open for Laptop Loan Scheme 2021

20 Sep, 2021

Following the provision of funding by Government and the HEA to make laptops available on long-term loan to students in particular need, TU Dublin has purchased over one thousand laptops for students in the University.

Students who wish to apply for a laptop through this scheme can do so now using this link Apply Here.  To assist you with the application process please see the Guidelines for Completing the Laptop Loan Scheme Application Form.

To ensure that these laptops are provided to those students in greatest immediate need, applications will be scored on the basis of current economic disadvantage combined with one or more socio-economic category.

See below for eligibility criteria. 

Who is eligible?

Full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students from 1st year to final year; and Part-time students on a full undergraduate or post-graduate programme who meet the criteria in categories 1 and 2 below:

1. Economic Disadvantage (Low Household Income) – all applicants

Combined household income less than €49,840 – financial documentation required
HEAR/Access TU Dublin/Reach students and students who submit SUSI documentation indicating 100% grant (full fees paid by SUSI) do not have to submit financial supporting documentation.

2. Students from one of the target groups identified in the National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education

  • Students disadvantaged by Socio-economic barriers:
    • Students who were in the Care of the State (TUSLA)
    • Students who were homeless in last 3 years
    • Students who entered via access entry routes such as HEAR, Access TU Dublin/Reach
  • Travellers and Roma Community
  • Students with disabilities (students who entered via DARE or eligible to register with the disability service)
  • Students who are lone parents
  • Disadvantaged first time mature students
  • Disadvantaged students who are members of ethnic minorities
  • Disadvantaged students who hold further education qualifications
  • Other - ie, I do not fit into these categories, but I have other socio-economic disadvantages not listed and can upload supporting documentation

Not eligible:

  • Non-EU fee-paying international students
  • Incoming Erasmus students
  • Part-time students taking single modules/courses which do not lead to a full award