If you are enrolling in a postgraduate course, you may get financial support under the Student Grant Scheme with the cost of tuition fees for approved postgraduate courses in Ireland and Northern Ireland. There is no support under the Scheme for courses elsewhere in the EU.
You can qualify for assistance under the Student Grant Scheme in 2 ways. You may either:
1.Get a new flat rate fee contribution of €3,500 (2021-2022 academic year), if you pass the fee contribution means test
2.Get all your tuition fees paid and essential field trips (up to €6,270), if you meet the qualifying conditions for the special rate of grant for disadvantaged students – see below
You must qualify for the special rate of grant for disadvantaged students to get a postgraduate maintenance grant. No maintenance grant is paid to other postgraduate students.
To qualify for assistance under the Student Grant Scheme, you must also meet nationality, immigration and residency criteria.
Postgraduate Student Grant Applications
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) is the single grant-awarding authority that handles all grant applications. You must make your grant application online. You can get more information about these criteria in our document on the Student Grant Scheme.
New postgraduate student grant applications will be accepted by SUSI April 2023.