The 2013/2014 Student Grants Application system for New and Renewal applications is now available. You must apply using SUSI Website.
The closing date for renewal applications is 13 June and for new applications is 1 August 2014.
Maintenance grants are available to help students with their costs of living during full time study; the local authorities in Ireland provide maintenance grants to students who are entering undergraduate or postgraduate education for the first time. Only EU nationals who have resided in the relevant local authority since the 1st of October of the year previous to starting the course may apply. Candidates for the maintenance grant must also undergo a means test, as your income must be below a certain level before the grant is awarded.
You are eligible to apply under this scheme if you:
• are starting an approved course for the first time
• are a mature student, who entering in order to complete (or pursue, in the case of postgraduate) an approved course at undergraduate or postgraduate level for the first time
• have attended, but not completed, an approved course and are returning following a break of at least 5 years in order to pursue an approved course at the same level
• Have entered an approved course in Ireland prior to the academic year and are now entering an approved course outside of Ireland, for the first time.
To be eligible for a grant under this scheme, you must also fulfil conditions relating to:
• Academic attainments
For more info please check www.studentfinance.ie for up-to-date info.