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COVID-19 ICT Student Support Scheme: 

Round 2 Applications Now Open (Laptop Lending Scheme)

The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science announced as part of the package of COVID-19 supports for higher and further education institutions a once-off COVID-19 grant to support disadvantaged students in the higher education sector in accessing ICT devices. This grant will be used by Marino Institute of Education to purchase 47 laptops and students may apply to borrow the laptops to support their studies, including participation in online learning.

This scheme is being provided to support disadvantaged students in higher education institutions in accessing ICT devices. Full-time and part-time students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) are eligible to apply under this scheme. The Grant covers both incoming first year students and returning students.  International, non-EU fee-paying students would not be considered eligible for support under this scheme. 

Priority will be given to the categories listed below. However, should laptops remain available for lending when all such applicants have been considered, then other students will be considered for the scheme (e.g. students whose family financial circumstances have changed as a result of the Pandemic).

Should you require any further information or have any questions please email your query to Louise Condon at access@mie.ie

To be eligible for this scheme:  Students must be in receipt of a SUSI grant or a means-tested Social welfare payment.  Priority will be given to students of target groups identified under the National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher education 2015-2021

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

To apply for a loan laptop please complete the application form in full and submit it along with all the relevant supporting documentation by email to access@mie.ie by 5pm on 2 October 2020. Incomplete or late applications cannot be considered. 

Successful applicants will be notified by the 23 October 2020. 

To download the application form please click here


MIE has begun re-opening the campus for staff and students on a phased basis. This is done in line with HSE guidelines with hand hygiene, coughing etiquette, physical distancing and other measures in place. 

Please see below the most recent correspondence sent to students regarding returning to campus in September 2020. Class timetables will be sent to students as soon as possible

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E-mail to students              Schedule for Students              Féilire 2020/21              Féilire PDEFE & MES Courses

Físeáin Eolais do Mhic Léinn / Information Videos for Students

Ag Oscailt Doirse / Opening Doors                               Blasta


Caith Masc / Wear a Mask                                               ComharthaíSignage


Dighalrán Lámh / Hand Sanitiser                                     Leithris / Toilets          



This information will continue to be updated in light of public health advice.

Please visit https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks  and https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/face-masks-disposable-gloves.html#not-wear on guidelines and instruction on how to best choose and wear facemasks.

Please continue to mind yourself and keep well, and practice social distancing where possible to prevent the community spread of the virus.

Staff, students and prospective students should check their emails for more details about the return to study in September.

Conferencing clients or others who use our campus can contact services@mie.ie for more details.