A government grant will allow NCI to provide eligible students with a laptop to assist them in completing their chosen course.
Funding has been allocated to NCI students for laptops to assist with online learning.
As part of the package of COVID supports for higher and further education institutions, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has allocated funding for a once-off COVID-19 grant to support disadvantaged students in the higher education sector in accessing ICT devices. The Grant covers both incoming first year and returning students.
This, cash limited, grant will allow NCI to provide eligible students with a laptop to assist them in completing their chosen course.
NCI is required to allocate laptops on the basis of target groups:
- Students disadvantaged by socio-economic barriers
- First time mature students
- Students with disabilities
- Part-time/flexible learning students
- Students who hold further education qualifications
- Students who are members of the Traveller and Roma communities
- Lone parents Members of ethnic minorities
Eligibility will be assessed on a needs basis and Students must demonstrate a verifiable need for the device. Students will have to submit evidence to NCI in order to prove eligibility. Examples of appropriate evidence can be found in the FAQs below.
Please note you MUST be a registered student of National College of Ireland to receive a laptop under this fund.
How To Apply
Applications can be made through the Laptop Fund Application Form below. Supporting documentation must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (stating your student number and “laptop scheme” in the subject line). Hard copies submitted on campus will not be accepted.
More information on the types of supporting documentation required can be found in the FAQ below.
Late Application Form
Applications and supporting documentation for the Late Application Form must be submitted by 14th October 2020
*International, non-EU fee-paying students are not considered eligible for support under this Grant.
**This grant is not guaranteed for all students.