Access Programme

Carlow Access Programme

For QQI-FE Award Holders and Mature applicants

Please note: Leaving Certificate applicants should apply to the HEAR Programme to be considered for reduced points’ entry.

The SETU Carlow Access Programme targets QQI-FE Award Holders and mature applicants who have the ability to benefit from and succeed in third level education but who, for a variety of reasons, encounter barriers which impacted on their education.

Carlow Access Programme/Sanctuary Scholarship Programme available for QQI-FE Award Holders, Mature Students and Sanctuary Scholarship Applicants.

The SETU Carlow Access Programme offers an annual undergraduate scholarship to applicants from the following groups:

  • Mature Applicants
  • QQI-FE Applicants
  • Applicants with a disability
  • Lone or teen parents
  • Care Leavers
  • Carers
  • Homeless
  • Members of Ethnic Minority Groups
  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Application Form

Download here

Closing Date

Closing Date for receipt of completed applications (either by post or scanned copies by email to is the 1st March 2024, with supporting documents by 1st April 2024.