WIT Laptop Scheme

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WIT Laptop Scheme

Now Accepting Applications for the Laptop Loan Scheme

The government recently announced an ICT devices scheme to support disadvantaged students in the higher education sector in relation to accessing ICT devices for the 20-21 academic year. WIT, through the COVID supports grant scheme, will have a limited number of laptop units available to loan to eligible students whether they are on campus or studying from home. It is important to be aware that there may be more applicants than devices and there is no guarantee that you will be successful, even if you meet the criteria.

Please note the following HEA criteria for eligibility for the scheme;

  • There may be more applicants than devices and there is no guarantee that you will be successful, even if you meet the criteria.
  • The devices will remain the property of WIT and will be distributed to eligible students by means of an appropriate lending/rental scheme.
  • The scheme covers both incoming first year students and returning students.
  • A loan agreement including the terms and conditions will apply.
  • Devices can be retrieved from students if they pause or discontinue their studies.

For more information please contact [email protected]

Full-time and part-time students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) who may fall under the following criteria are eligible to apply to receive a device under this scheme.

Please note all applicants will be required to provide evidence of socio economic disadvanatge with their application.

  • 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 lone parents
  • Students who are members of the Traveller and Roma communities
  • Members of ethnic minorities groups

 

Ineligible Students 

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

Application Outcome

Applicants will be informed of the outcome through their student email and, if successful, will receive the devices shortly afterwards.

Students will be required to present appropriate and supporting documentation when applying to the laptop scheme. These documents may include proof of the student’s/parent’s income, as appropriate, and receipts for costs such as rent, bills or childcare and other forms of supporting documentation/ proof of circumstances.