Covid-19 Once Off Emergency Grant

The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has introduced a Covid-19 Once Off Emergency Grant of €250 for further and higher education students. If you’ve been awarded funding by SUSI for academic year 2020/21, you’ll receive this grant directly from SUSI.

The grant will be paid on 18th December. In some cases, students will receive the payment after Christmas. Students who have not yet added their bank details to their SUSI account should do so as soon as possible. To receive the payment on 18th December, bank details must be added before 7th December.

Simply log in to your account, click the ‘My Banking’ tab at the top of the screen and follow the instructions. If you do not add your bank details, SUSI will be unable to process your payment.

Remember, SUSI will never ask you:

  • to share your bank details over the phone, by email, text or social media message or
  • to add or update your bank details through a link in an email, text or social media message.

Your bank details can only be added or updated by you through your online SUSI account.

In some cases the payment will be made to registered students in early 2021, for example, if bank details were not submitted in time or if college registration is yet to be confirmed.

Post Leaving Certificate Covid-19 Once-Off Emergency Grant Payment

Payment Date
Last Date for Submitting Bank Details online
15 January 20215 January 2021
29 January 202119 January 2021
12 February 20212 February 2021
26 February 202116 February 2021

Higher Education Covid-19 Once-Off Emergency Grant Payment

Payment DateLast Date for Submitting Bank Details
8 January 202129 December 2020
22 January 202112 January 2021
5 February 202126 January 2021
19 February 20219 February 2021

Who will receive this grant?

All students awarded funding by SUSI for academic year 2020/21 and confirmed as registered will receive the Covid-19 Once Off Emergency Grant of €250.

How will I receive the grant?

SUSI will pay the grant directly to students through their registered bank account.

How much will I receive?

The Covid-19 Once Off Emergency Grant is a single payment of €250.

When will I receive it?

The payment will be made on 18th December. In some cases, students will receive the payment after Christmas. Students who have not yet added their bank details to their SUSI account should do so as soon as possible. To receive the payment on 18th December, bank details must be added before 7th December.

How will students who have not been awarded funding by SUSI receive the Covid-19 Once Off Emergency Grant?

SUSI will only pay the grant to students who have been awarded funding by SUSI for academic year 20/21.

Full-time EU undergraduate and postgraduate students in publically-funded institutions who have not been awarded funding by SUSI will be contacted directly by their higher education institution with further details.