Eligibility Reckoner

Based on the information you have provided in relation to your residence in the past 5 years, you may not be eligible for funding.
Please refer to the eligibility criteria for nationality and residency.

Based on the information you have provided in relation to your education history and your proposed course, you may not be eligible for funding.
Please refer to the eligibility criteria for previous education and progression.

Based on the information you have provided in relation to income, you may not be eligible for funding.
Please refer to the relevant income thresholds for your proposed level of study:
PLC,
Undergraduate,
Postgraduate.

Important Information.

This eligibility reckoner is provided by SUSI to assist you in deciding if you should apply for a student grant.

The eligibility reckoner provides an approximate indication of your possible eligibility for grant funding based on the information that you provide in response to the questions asked.

Your use of the eligibility reckoner is not an application for a student grant and it is not an assessment by SUSI of your eligibility for a grant.

Your actual eligibility for a student grant can only be determined on the basis of your formal application to SUSI made through the on-line application system and on the formal assessment of your application by SUSI in accordance with the provisions of the Student Support Act 2011 and the Student Grant Scheme and Regulations made thereunder by the Minister for Education and Skills in each year.

The information that you provide in response to the questions asked within the eligibility reckoner is used to provide an approximate indication of your eligibility based on simplified criteria and as calculated by a computer software programme.

Given the wide range of differing circumstances that may apply in individual cases, it is not possible for the eligibility reckoner to provide a definitive indication of eligibility in every case.

You are not bound by the outcome of your use of the eligibility reckoner and SUSI does not accept any liability for any action you may or may not take on the basis of that outcome.

    If you wish to apply for a student grant you should-
  • read the information about grant eligibility that is provided by SUSI at www.susi.ie
  • make a grant application to SUSI by completing and submitting an application form on-line.

By accepting this statement and proceeding to use the eligibility reckoner you are deemed to have read, understood and accepted the above terms and conditions of use.

Nationality and Residence

Are you an Irish citizen or an EU, EEA or Swiss National?
Have you been resident in Ireland or an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for 3 of the last 5 years?
In what year were you born?

Education History

What is the highest level of qualification in further or higher education you have been awarded? This may include approved or unapproved courses.
What level of approved course will you be attending in the 2017/18 academic year? Click here for information on approved courses.
What year of this course will you be attending? Click here for information on maximum periods of grant assistance at each level.

Class of Applicant

How many approved courses of further or higher education have you have previously attended?
Most Recent Course


Previous Course


Previous Course 2


Previous Course 3


Please ensure all details are correct and press continue.
Select the class of applicant under which you will apply? Click here for information on applicant class.

Reckonable Income

How many dependent children were in your household on 1 October 2016 ? (under 16 or, if over 16, in full-time education or deemed medically unfit for work)
How many people in the household (excluding you), will be attending full-time further or higher education in the 2017/18 academic year?
Total Reckonable Income