Nationality criteria

In order to receive funding from SUSI, you must be an Irish, EU/EEA or Swiss Federation national.

If a student is none of the above, they may be eligible for funding under Student Grant Legislation if their immigration status or leave to remain, under the Department of Justice and Equality, is one of the following:

Refugee, programme refugee, family reunification 

A refugee or other person entitled for the time being to the rights and privileges specified in section 3 of the Refugee Act 1996, including a person granted.

  • a refugee declaration under section 47(1) of the International Protection Act 2015, or
  • leave to enter and remain in the State as a programme refugee under section 24 of the Refugee Act or under section 59 of the International Protection Act 2015, or
  • permission to enter and reside in the State as a family member of a refugee pursuant to section 18 of the Refugee Act 1996

Subsidiary protection

  • A person, pursuant to the European Communities (Eligibility for Protection) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 518 of 2006) –
    1. who the Minister for Justice and Law Reform has determined is eligible for the time being for subsidiary protection pursuant to Regulation 4 of those Regulations, or
    2. to whom the Minister for Justice and Law Reform has granted permission for the time being in writing to enter and reside in the State pursuant to Regulation 16 of those Regulation.
  • A person, pursuant to the European Union (Subsidiary Protection) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 426 of 2013)
    • who is a person eligible for subsidiary protection and in relation to whom a subsidiary protection declaration is in force and to whom a permission to reside within the State has been granted pursuant to those Regulations; or
    • to whom the Minister for Justice and Equality has granted permission to enter and reside in the State pursuant to Regulation 25 of those Regulations; or
    • to whom the Minister for Justice and Equality has granted permission to reside in the State pursuant to Regulation 26 of those Regulations.
  • A person granted a subsidiary protection declaration under section 47(4) of the International Protection Act 2015.

European Communities (Free Movement of Persons Regulations) 2006 and 2008

A person who is a family member of a person who is a national of –

    • an EU Member State,
    • a state which is a contracting state to the EEA Agreement,
    • the Swiss Confederation,

and has permission to remain in the State as a family member of such person under the provisions of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons Regulations) 2006 and 2008 and Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004.

Spouse, civil partner or dependent child of Irish national residing in the State

A person who has permission to remain in the State

    1. by virtue of marriage to, or a civil partnership with, an Irish national residing in the state or,
    2. as a dependent child of a person coming with clause(1)

Humanitarian leave to remain

A person who has been granted humanitarian leave to remain in the State prior to the coming into operation of the Immigration Act 1999.

Decision not to deport under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999

A person in respect of whom the Minister for Justice and Equality has granted permission to remain following a determination not to make a deportation order under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999.

Dependent child of naturalized Irish citizen residing in the State

A person who has permission to remain in the State as a dependent child of a person who has acquired Irish Citizenship by naturalization, residing in the State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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