HOW TO APPLY - UKRAINIAN APPLICANTS
The Irish Government announced new financial supports for Displaced Ukrainians wishing to study in a college of Further Education. These Level 5 and Level 6 courses are commonly known as Post Leaving Cert or PLC courses. All BFEI courses qualify for this scheme and therefore will be available at no cost to eligible Ukrainians. Additionally, eligible students will receive financial support via a Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) or a PLC Bursary.
Information about the scheme, eligibility requirements and how to apply for supports is available here: gov.ie - PLC Bursary for Displaced Persons (Ukraine) Scheme 2022: Your questions answered (www.gov.ie)
Please note that we are awaiting details of the 2023 Scheme.
BFEI welcomes these supports that will make it easier for you to study in our college. Applying to BFEI is free and becoming a registered student involves three simple steps
STEP 1: APPLY: CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION TO BFEI
To complete the process, you will need:
- Your PPS number
- Your email address
- Your mobile phone number
· Applicants are advised to pay particular care when entering details of their name, address, date of birth and PPS number. Misspellings or inaccuracies when applying may result in issues and delays at later stages.
STEP 2: ACCEPT: CLICK HERE TO ACCEPT YOUR CONDITIONAL OFFER OF A PLACE IN BFEI
Places are offered subject to (1) availability and (2) satisfying the course entry requirements. To accept this offer, you are required to pay a €40 Acceptance Fee.
The €40 Acceptance Fee secures your offer until you complete the registration process. This fee will be refunded if you are approved for the PLC Bursary for Displaced Persons (Ukraine) Scheme 2022.
If, due to financial circumstances, you are unable to pay the €40 Acceptance Fee, please contact email@example.com to request alternative arrangements.
STEP 3: CONFIRM YOUR ELIGIBILITY
Ukrainian applicants that are eligible for the PLC Bursary for Displaced Persons (Ukraine) Scheme 2022 are not required to pay course charges to register on their course. Instead, you are required to email firstname.lastname@example.org attaching a copy of your letter from the Department of Justice confirming protection was granted under section 60 of the International Protection Act 2015. On receipt of this email, BFEI will register you on your course. You will be refunded the €40 Acceptance Fee when you are formally approved for supports.
English Language Requirements
All BFEI courses are delivered through English. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate fluency required to succeed on your course.
Uniforms, Kits, and Equipment
Some courses require special uniforms, kits or other materials and equipment. BFEI will discuss and arrange courses materials after your registration.
First Come, First Served
Each step of the application procedure will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. The rate of applications to BFEI are at record high levels and a considerable number of courses may become oversubscribed before 30th September. Should this happen, waiting lists will be applied. It is your responsibility to follow the above instructions regarding applying, accepting and registering.
Change of Mind
Please email email@example.com if you are not proceeding with your application. This allows us to offer your place to another applicant. If after registering as a BFEI learner, you change your mind, you must inform us before the 30th September to receive a refund of the acceptance fee.
Commencement of Academic Year 2023/24
Induction for each course will be scheduled in mid September.
Timetabled classes will commence mid to late September. Timetables are subject to change throughout the year.
As a BFEI Learner you will receive a Microsoft Office 365 account. This will include an @bfei.ie email address and access to Microsoft Office suite of applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. BFEI courses are delivered using Microsoft Windows 10 devices. Your teachers will not use or support other operating systems such as MacOS or Chrome OS.
Application and Admissions Procedures
The BFEI Application and Admissions Procedures are available here.