Emergency Assistance Fund

Emergency funding can be provided where students require immediate financial assistance in some of the following circumstances:

  • Students who are on placement abroad and require emergency financial assistance
  • Students who need to vacate their accommodation urgently
  • Students who suffer a bereavement and require immediate assistance to attend the funeral or related expenses
  • Travel of an urgent or essential nature
  • Student who have accidents
  • Emergency and extenuating circumstances 

How to apply

In order to discuss your situation and eligibility for emergency assistance please telphone Noreen Phillipsat 01 402 3394.

 ‌Frequently Asked Questions

Q.        What circumstances are considered an emergency?

  • Students on placement abroad and require emergency financial assistance.
  • Students who need to vacate accommodation urgently.
  • Students who suffer bereavement and require immediate assistance to attend the funeral or related expenses.
  • Travel of an urgent or essential nature
  • Students who have accidents
  • Emergency and extenuating circumstances

Q.        What is the most I can receive in an emergency situation? Is it a set amount or does it vary depending on the circumstance?

A.         It varies, depending on circumstances.

Q.        I am a part-time student, am I eligible for emergency assistance?

A.        No, however, you may be still able to apply for a limited amount of assistance under the Contingency Fund. Please call the office at 01 4023394 for information. Criteria applies to the scheme.

Q.        I have already been awarded assistance under the Student Assistance Fund. Can I still apply for Emergency Assistance?

A.        Yes, however the assistance you received under the Student Assistance Fund will be taken into consideration.

 

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