Useful Contacts

Advocacy & Advice


A leading NGO highlighting the issues faced by migrant women in Ireland

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Citizen Information: Information:

The Citizens Information Services provide free, impartial and confidential information, advice and advocacy services to the public.

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Dun Laoghaire Refugee Project:

Community based organisations which offers friendship, advice and help to the refugees and asylum seekers in Ireland.



The Irish Refugee Council:

The Irish Refugee Council provide services and support for people seeking protection and people recognised as refugees in Ireland and advocate for humane and dignified protection procedures and responses to people fleeing persecution.

Irish Refugee Council

Download the Irish Refugee Council’s Education Information Guide 2021-2022


Irish Red Cross:

Irish Red Cross programmes and services aim to prevent and alleviate human suffering. They work with vulnerable communities who have been affected by conflict and natural disasters in Ireland and overseas.

Help refugees in Ireland | Irish Red Cross



MASI is the collective Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, a platform for asylum seekers to join together in unity and purpose.




Nasc is an organisation who works with migrants and refugees to advocate and lead for change within Ireland’s immigration and protection systems

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The Asylum Support Network:

The Asylum Support Network is a network of organisations and volunteers across Ireland assisting people in Direct Provision and the international protection process.

Asylum Support Network | Irish Refugee Council


UNHCR The Un Refugee Agency:

The UNHCR is a UN agency mandated to aid and protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people, and to assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.

UNHCR – Ireland 


Education & Funding

Athlone Institute of Technology:

AIT is a top-ranked institute of technology committed to academic excellence in teaching and research. Home to 6,000 students from 84 nations around the globe.

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College Connect:

College Connect is a 6-year programme, supporting access and widening participation of groups under-represented in higher education in the MEND cluster, covering the Midlands, East, and North Dublin region.

Home – College Connect : College Connect


Dublin City University:

Dublin City University is Ireland’s university of transformation and enterprise, based on the Northside of Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin City University (


Dundalk Institute of Technology:

DKIT is the focal point for higher education and research on the Belfast-Dublin corridor, based in Dundalk, Ireland.

DkIT – Dundalk Institute of Technology / DkIT – Dundalk Institute of Technology


Maynooth University:

Maynooth University is an internationally recognised institution located 25 kms outside of Dublin, Ireland, and is the nation’s fastest growing university.

Maynooth University


Student Support Scheme for Asylum Seekers:

The Student Support Scheme for people in the International Protection System provides financial grants for students who are in the protection system or at the leave to remain (but not deportation order) stage. – Student Support Scheme for Asylum Seekers (



The Student Grant Scheme is the main financial support scheme for students studying in Ireland and abroad.

Student Universal Support Ireland [SUSI] : SUSI


St. Vincent De Paul SVP:

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) charity is a Christian voluntary organisation, working with people experiencing poverty and disadvantage.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Ireland – St Vincent De Paul (


University of Sanctuary:

UoSI is an Irish initiative to encourage and celebrate the good practice of universities, colleges and other education institutes welcoming refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants into their university communities and fostering a culture of welcome and inclusion for all those seeking sanctuary.

Universities | Places of Sanctuary Ireland (


Union of Students in Ireland:

Ireland: The Union of Students in Ireland is the national representative body for third-level students’ unions in Ireland.

USI Home | Union of Students in Ireland