Student Assistance Fund

As part of an initiative to tackle educational disadvantage, an Student Assistance Fund has been made available to MTU Cork Campus by the Department of Education and Skills and the Higher Education Authority (HEA). 

The Student Assistance Fund provides financial support to eligible full or part-time students of MTU Cork Campus who are experiencing financial difficulties. Students can apply for the Student Assistance Fund to help with either temporary or ongoing financial difficulties. The Student Assistance Fund is designed to provide a source of financial support in addition to the SUSI grant, but student who are not in receipt of SUSI can also apply to be considered. 

The Student Assistance Fund is administered on a strictly confidential basis and each application will be considered on the basis of the application form and the supporting documentation provided. 

General information regarding the SAF

Applicants must be students registered in MTU Cork Campus, participating on a third level course of not less than one-year duration leading to an under-graduate or post-graduate qualification. Resources will be targeted at students most in need. Applicants on the Back to Education Allowance, unemployed people, lone parents, and people with disabilities will also be considered.

  • Only students who are registered (fees paid or have a payment arrangement in place with the MTU Cork Campus Fees Office) can apply for assistance from the Student Assistance Fund.
  • Student Contribution Fees or Tuition Fees are not supported via the SAF. 
  • International/non-EU fee paying students are not eligible to apply for the SAF. 


Please be aware that if there are frequent transactions on your bank statement which are affiliated to gambling websites, or evidence of cryptocurrency transactions, this may impact negatively on your Student Assistance Fund application.

If you are concerned about gambling, please refer to Problem Gambling for further information or contact the MTU Cork Campus Student Counselling Service for support on



MTU Cork Campus Student Assistance Fund Application Form 2022/23


Please note that the Government Laptop Loan Scheme is now closed for the 2022/23 academic year.


IMPORTANT: You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your device in order to fill in this form.

Please note this application is a fillable online form using Adobe, we ask that you don’t print and handwrite the application. 


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