Across the Island of Ireland, many universities and colleges, public and private, have pledged to support those newcomers seeking sanctuary in Ireland.
Among them, DCU, University Limerick, UCC, and UCD have received the University of Sanctuary Award, Athlone IT is the first College of Sanctuary in Ireland. The Irish School of Ecumenics in Trinity College Dublin has been an outstanding supporter of Places of Sanctuary, and is an Honorary School of Sanctuary.

Other universities and colleges have also got on the journey to become Universities/Colleges of Sanctuary too. These include NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, Belfast MET.

If you are interested in helping your higher education institution to become a Place of Sanctuary too, here is a guide:

How to become a university/college of Sanctuary in Ireland

You may also like to look into the experiences of and resources for higher education institutions in our sister network Universities of Sanctuary UK.

For further support, you can contact University of Sanctuary Ireland Committee [email protected] or Places of Sanctuary Ireland team [email protected]



Latest opportunities:

UCC Sanctuary Scholarship scheme for September 2019 is currently open.

DCU University of Sanctuary CAO Information Evening will be held on Wednesday 16th January.





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