Student loans and bursaries

In conjunction with UL Student Life and the Postgraduate Students’ Union, the University administers two types of financial aid. The Financial Aid Fund is funded through UL Student Capitation and supported by gifts from UL Alumni through the UL Foundation’s Alumni Annual Fund Appeal. This scheme is designed to help students who experience short-term financial difficulties. If the student qualifies for assistance, they will receive an interest-free loan or bursary. In the instance of a loan, it is repayable in full prior to graduation.

Additionally, student parents who are experiencing financial difficulties can apply for a Childcare Bursary to support them with their childcare/child-minder costs, if the child is in a registered childcare provider.

If a student is experiencing financial difficulty and wishes to apply for either type of funding, they are encouraged to call to Room CM071 to meet with the Chaplain, or alternatively, the student can email to make an appointment.

Undergraduate student Application Forms and further information are available from the Student Information and Support Coordinators by emailing More details are available at Undergraduate Financial Support

Any postgraduate student wishing to avail of either type of funding can email or to request an application form. More details are available at Postgraduate Financial Support