Applying for Student Grants Online in Ireland

Applications for Student Grants for Autumn 2017

If you think you might be eligible for a student grant, you should apply for it as soon as possible.   The official closing date for receipt of 2017/18 applications is the end of July  2017 – but they usually allow late application. The closing date for priority applications is July 13th

This  summer,  many young Irish people will be accepting places at Universities and Colleges. Many of those students will be relying on student grants to help with living expenses and travel etc. Student grants were reduced in recent years   – but at least they are still available here in Ireland. (In the UK most students have to apply for a loan). It might not be very long before a similar system of student loans is introduced in Ireland .

If you think you might be eligible for a student grant, you should apply for it as soon as possible.   

Do not  delay your application  until you receive an offer of a place or enroll in college.

Applications are dealt with by SUSI. (Student Universal Support Ireland).  They paid out student grant funding to 82,000 students in the  2015/16 academic year.

Grants are available to eligible students attending most colleges in Ireland as well as for Irish students attending most colleges in Northern Ireland, the UK and other EU States.

You can access the Online Student Grant Application system by visiting and clicking “Apply Now”. Alternatively, you can reach the system through the URL

The income of you and/or your family is the main factor in working out your eligibility for a student grant. Don’t assume that your parent’s income is too large to qualify – you can still get some level of grant support even if your parent’s income is as much as €55000 a year (Even more if you come from a family with a large number of children.)

The levels of student grant payable range from around €6000 to €300 a year  – depending on the level of your parents income . If you get a student grant you normally  get the tuition fees and “registration fee” covered too. (That’s worth around another €3000)

Students who are currently in receipt of a student grant and who are progressing to the next year of the same course will continue to be assessed and paid by the existing awarding authorities – i.e. the relevant local authority or Vocational Educational Committee
. If you are changing your course or starting a new course you will need to apply to SUSI. (Student Universal Suport Ireland)

Any queries .. contact the SUSI Support Desk

E-mail:  – Telephone: 0761 08 7874
(Watch out for possible high charges on that 0761 number)

SUSI Student Universal Support Ireland.
Twiitter: @susihelpdesk
Mon-Fri 9:00 – 17:30

Post : SUSI PO BOX 12210, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

2 thoughts on “Applying for Student Grants Online in Ireland

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