Undergraduate Students – Approved Institutions/Courses

Approved undergraduate courses must be full-time, lead to a major education and training award, at Level 6 (Higher Certificate), Level 7 (Ordinary Bachelor Degree) or Level 8 (Honours Bachelor Degree), in line with the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) or equivalent and, as specified in the Student Support Regulations, must be provided in a University, Institute of Technology or other Higher Education Institution, e.g. College of Education.

For specific information in relation to approved courses as applied for through the CAO process and by direct entry application, together with prescribed courses as set out in the Student Support Regulations, please see below.

Central Applications Office (CAO) Entry Courses

To see a list of all approved Undergraduate courses, entry to which is through the CAO application process, please click on the relevant links below (this information is subject to further updates by SUSI):

 

Courses in the following institutions offered through the CAO are not eligible for funding.

Institution CodeInstitution Name
AC 
American College
CI 
Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences
CT 
College of Computing Technology
DB 
Dublin Business School
DS 
Dorset College
GB 
Galway Business School
GC 
Griffith College
ID 
ICD Business School
PI 
Portobello Institute

Direct Entry Courses

For Undergraduate courses subject to a direct entry application to an approved institution, they must meet the following criteria:

Universities/Institutes of Technology/Other Higher Education Institutions

  • the course must be full-time, AND
  • take not less than two years to complete and lead to a major higher education and training award at Level 6 (Higher Certificate), Level 7 (Ordinary Bachelor Degree) or Level 8 (Honours Bachelor Degree) on the NFQ, OR
  • take one year to complete and lead to a major higher education and training award at Level 7 (Ordinary Bachelor Degree) on the NFQ, OR
  • take at least one year to complete and lead to a major higher education and training award at Level 8 (Honours Bachelor Degree) on the NFQ, OR
  • take one year to complete and lead to a major higher education and training award at Level 6 (Higher Certificate) on the NFQ (IOTs only), OR
  • be an ‘Accelerated Technician Programme’ that takes eighteen months to complete (IOTs only)

Prescribed Courses in other Higher Education Institutions

The Student Support Regulations also identify a number of specific courses in other Higher Education Institutions that are approved for grant funding.  Only the specified courses in each such institution are eligible.

Click here for a full list of these institutions and specific prescribed courses.