financial Welfare

UCD has Student Advisers attached to every programme area. These are your best contact point for advice regarding financial support, exam guidance, and general well-being queries. Students can see any Student Adviser they wish to.


If you find yourself in financial difficulty, UCD offers opportunities for students to apply for financial assistance. These include:

  • The Student Support Fund (SSF)

This is a means-tested fund intended to help students who are experiencing financial challenges in college as a result of ongoing low income. 

  • The Student Welfare Fund (SWF):

The purpose of this discretionary fund is to offer financial assistance to students who encounter acute and unexpected difficulties during their time of study in UCD.  

Illnesses, bereavement and sudden unemployment are some of the issues which may make you eligible for Welfare Fund support. 

To make an application to the Welfare Fund, you must clearly demonstrate this aspect to your circumstances. Ongoing low income does not, in and of itself, qualify you for Welfare Fund Assistance.

For more information and to apply for the fund click HERE