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23 July 2024  

NUI Grants in Aid


The NUI Denis Donoghue Award

This annual award established in memory of Denis Donoghue. The Award is funded by a bequest from his daughter, Emma Donoghue.

The purpose of the NUI Denis Donoghue Award is to foster success and facilitate excellence, by providing monetary support to students from under-represented groups in higher education in Ireland.

This award is open to full-time and part-time students registered on an undergraduate degree programme in an NUI Institution, who have completed their first year/stage, and are included in one or more of the groups listed in the Regulations.

A message from Emma Donoghue about the NUI Denis Donoghue Award.

The O’Brien Bequest Awards

This bequest is used to support the following Schemes:

2018 Awards

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The NUI Grant Scheme for Students with Disabilities

This Scheme provides financial support for undergraduate students who have serious physical and/or sensory disabilities and who are in the first year/stage of a primary degree programme in the constituent universities and recognised colleges of the National University of Ireland.

Students applying for this NUI Grant should also be in receipt of financial support from one or more of the following schemes: SUSI, the Student Assistance Fund or HEAR.

NUI administers this Scheme through the Access Offices (or equivalent offices) within the NUI constituent universities and recognised colleges.

The Scheme is launched every Autumn for new undergraduates.

To apply for these Grants, new undergraduate students should contact their local Access Office when they begin undergraduate studies in September/October.

The NUI Equal Educational Opportunities Scheme

NUI is committed to promoting greater social equity in Irish higher education through securing increased participation in the constituent universities by economically disadvantaged students. To provide further support, the Senate funds an NUI Equal Educational Opportunities Scheme to support students in economically disadvantaged circumstances.