Maximum Periods of Study

 Maximum Period of Grant Assistance

The maximum periods of Grant Assistance available to you at each level of study are;

PLC (Post Leaving Certificate) Level 

  • Maximum 3 years funding in total at PLC level

Undergraduate Level

  • Maximum 4 years funding at undergrad level 8(except where normal duration of course exceeds 4 years)
  • Maximum 4 years funding in total at undergrad level 6 and 7
  • Maximum 3 years funding at undergrad level 7
  • Maximum 2 years funding at undergrad level 6

Postgraduate Level

  • Maximum 4 years funding in total at Postgrad level
  • All previous attendance and attainment at postgrad level are considered regardless of whether a grant was received previously or not.
Category Level Maximum Period of Grant Assistance
Post Leaving Certificate:Level 5 and 63 years maximum
Undergraduate:Level 6 and 7
Max 4 years in total at level 6 and 7 subject to;
2 years at Level 6
3 years at Level 7
Level 8
4 years maximum except for courses where the normal duration is more than 4 years
Postgraduate: Level 8 Higher Diploma, Level 9 and Level 10
4 years maximum, taking account of all previous attendance and attainment at this level regardless of whether grant supported