Your Place is Here

Higher education is for everyone, from every background and at every stage of life. All you need to do is find your path.

We understand that for many people, higher education can feel difficult to reach. So we have developed different paths to make it easier to reach us.

When you find us you will discover that there are a range of supports available to help you find your place in higher education. No matter what your educational background, age, or individual circumstances, your place is here.

From scholarships, extra learning supports, to flexible learning, and more – we are here to help you to find your path.

The ‘Your Place is Here’ campaign has been created by six higher education institutes:

  • University College Dublin
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
  • Marino Institute of Education
  • National College of Art and Design
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Each of the institutes have a dedicated team to guide you to start, continue, or return to your learning journey.

Our teams offer financial support and scholarships such as the 1916 Bursary, advice and mentoring, taster courses, and learning supports.

There’s a place for you in higher education. Find out more about your learning options below.  

Your place is here.

Click on the boxes below to find out about each college and the support available to you.

University College Dublin (UCD)

UCD is Ireland’s largest university, with a diversity of disciplines. UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland through the study of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation.

UCD Access & Lifelong Learning (ALL) support UCD’s mission to be a University for All. Once considered the preserve of the elite, UCD can now proudly boast that 32% of undergraduate students come from communities where access to education is not a given, not always expected, or historically not always possible. ALL offers guidance, support, and information for students – both current and future. Interested to learn more about studying at UCD? We’re here to help!

Find out more here.

Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

Trinity College Dublin has been inspiring generations of brilliant thinkers for over 400 years.

Trinity Access Programmes (TAP) offer a range of access programmes for people with the enthusiasm, motivation and ability to succeed at third-level. They engage with communities and schools to encourage a positive mindset and support real steps towards going to university. 

Find out more here.

Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT)

IADT is a leader in higher education with a specialist focus on the development of future makers, shapers, technologists, thinkers, storytellers and creators who lead and innovate in a changing digital world.

IADT’s mission is to support the participation of non-typical students at IADT, and to promote a teaching and learning environment suitable for diverse learners.

Find out more here.

Marino Institute of Education (MIE)

Marino Institute of Education (MIE) is a teaching, learning and research community committed to promoting inclusion and excellence in education. MIE has a long and proud involvement with education, dating back over 100 years.

MIE has a range of supports available to students – get in touch below.

Find out more here.

National College of Art and Design (NCAD)

The National College of Art and Design offers the widest range of art and design degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Ireland. Many of the most important Irish artists, designers and art teachers have studied or taught in the College. It has long been the central and most important art and design educational institution in Ireland.

NCAD’s Access Programme is here to answer any queries you might have about studying at NCAD.

Find out more here.

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

RCSI focuses exclusively on health sciences – their students, educators and researchers collaborate for the benefit of human health.

If studying health science sounds like the path for you, but you’re not sure if you can enrol, RCSI are here to help. Find out more below.

Find out more here.