SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is Ireland’s single national awarding authority for all higher and further education grants. We began processing in 2012, replacing the sixty-six local awarding authorities who had previously processed student grant applications.
We are currently in our seventh year of applications – the online application system for new and renewal grant applications for the 2018/2019 academic year will open during the first week (actual date to be confirmed) of April 2018. Last year we processed more than 103,000 applications with in excess of 81,000 students (new and renewal) awarded a grant for the 2017/2018 academic year
SUSI offers funding to eligible students in approved full-time third-level education in Ireland and also, in some cases, funding for students studying outside the State. We offer support to all types of students, from school leavers to mature students returning to education.
We process applications under the criteria set out in the Student Support Act 2011, the Student Support Regulations and the Student Grant Scheme – the legislation can be found in our “Resources” section