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Laptop Lending Scheme

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The Laptop Lending Scheme will consider late applications. You can make an application using the Laptop Lending Scheme online application form below.

MIC's Laptop Lending Scheme
MIC's Laptop Lending Scheme
This scheme is now open for applications for 2022/23

As part of a package of supports, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has allocated funding to support disadvantaged students in the higher education sector in accessing ICT devices.

For the academic year 2022/23 MIC will have a limited number of laptops available to loan to eligible students. This is a long-term loan scheme and the laptop remains the property of MIC.

The Laptop Lending Scheme will consider late applications, please make an application using the Laptop Lending Scheme online application form here and email LaptopScheme@mic.ul.ie to let us know you have submitted a late application.

Please Note: The devices will remain the property of MIC and will be distributed to eligible students by means of an appropriate lending/rental scheme. A loan agreement including terms and conditions will apply. Should a student defer/withdraw from MIC, they are required to return the laptop.

How To Apply

Who can apply?

This scheme is being provided to support disadvantaged students in higher education institutions in accessing ICT devices. Full-time and part-time students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) are eligible to apply under this scheme. The Grant covers both incoming first year students and returning students. 

International, non-EU fee-paying students would not be considered eligible for support under this scheme.

Who is eligible to apply?

Students must be in receipt of a SUSI grant or a means-tested social welfare payment.  Priority will be given to students of target groups identified under the National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education who are socio-economically disadvantaged:

  • Students disadvantaged by socio-economic barriers
  • First-time mature students
  • Students with disabilities
  • Part-time/flexible learning students
  • Students who hold further education qualifications
  • Students who are members of the Traveller and Roma communities
  • Student who are lone parents
  • Students who are members of ethnic minorities

Eligibility will be on a needs basis and MIC must be satisfied that a student who receives a device under this grant has demonstrated the need for the device to access their programme of study e.g. they or their family do not have the means to purchase such a device themselves. Applicants may be asked to provide documentation including proof of their own or their parent’s income, as appropriate, and receipts for costs such as rent, bills or childcare. 

There are likely to be more applicants than devices and so there is no guarantee that all applications will be successful, even if students meet the criteria. Applications will be assessed on the basis of income, socio economic disadvantage group, geo-codes and personal statement. 

How to apply

The Laptop Lending Scheme will consider late applications, please make an application using the Laptop Lending Scheme online application form here and email LaptopScheme@mic.ul.ie to let us know you have submitted a late application.

How will applications be assessed?

Eligibility will be on a need basis, prioritised as appropriate by MIC. Students will need to demonstrate a need for such a device e.g. they or their family do not have the means to purchase such a device themselves. Devices will not be allocated to persons who are not registered students of MIC

Further Information

Please contact LaptopScheme@mic.ul.ie with any further queries on the laptop loan scheme.

All applicants for this laptop scheme are advised to also apply for the Student Assistance Fund (SAF) when it opens at the beginning of semester one. Eligible applicants to the SAF will receive financial assistance contributing to the cost of expenses associated with college which may be put towards the purchase of a laptop.

For queries relating to SAF please contact AccessOffice@mic.ul.ie

Device technical aspects

  • Latitude 5410, 14"
  • Intel i5-10210U processor
  •  8GB RAM
  •  256 GB SSD
  • 1366 x 768 screen resolution
  •  5 Years Next Business Day Support
  •  Windows 10 Home
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