The vision of the National Access Plan is to ensure that the student body entering, participating in and completing higher education at all levels reflects the diversity and social mix of Ireland’s population.

National Access Plan

Progress Review


The Programme for Access to Higher Education is a dedicated fund committed to increasing participation by underrepresented groups in higher education.

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The Student Assistance Fund provides financial support to full or part-time students who are experiencing financial difficulties while attending higher education.

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The Fund for Students with Disabilities ensures students with disabilities have the necessary assistance and equipment to enable them to access, fully participate in and successfully complete their chosen course of study.

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Access Publications

Access News

Access Statistics

In 2015, 7.8% of  new entrants indicated they had a disability.

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