The student assistance fund is another fund available to all EU students and usually opens annually around October. You will receive an email to your UCC account at this time with details of how to apply. All full-time registered students (subject to EU status), undergraduate and postgraduate, for the 2013/14 academic year are eligible to apply for assistance from the fund. Students participating in foundation courses or part-time courses are not eligible for this fund. Also, students pursuing a second Degree/second Masters/second PhD are ineligible. Students may be supported for one repeat year only. PhD applicants may be supported for years 1 – 4.