I received a Student Grant (New Application) Notice from SUSI

Important Note: This page provides information for only those students who received a STUDENT GRANT (NEW APPLICATION) NOTICE by e-mail from SUSI in March 2020 and who may be changing course or college in the 2020/21 academic year or wish to renew their grants while continuing and progressing on the same course.

Starting a New Course or Changing Course in 2020/21?

If you wish to apply for a student grant and you have:

  • completed your course or
  • will be changing course or college or
  • will be starting a new course, including entering an add-on year, in the 2020/21 academic year

and if you are:

  • progressing in your education to pursue a course at a higher level on the National Framework of Qualifications, and
  • eligible to receive a grant subject to the maximum periods of grant funding.

You should make a new grant application once SUSI opens for applications on 23rd April 2020 and before the priority application date for new grant applications on 9th July 2020.

You can make your new grant application by following the instructions on How to Make a Grant Application.

Note that “changing course or college or starting a new course” includes progressing from –

  • PLC level 5 to PLC level 6 studies, including within the same course,
  • a PLC level course to a higher education course,
  • an undergraduate level 6 or 7 course to an “add-on” course at level 7 or 8,
  • an undergraduate course to another undergraduate course,
  • undergraduate to postgraduate studies, including within the same course, and
  • a postgraduate course to another postgraduate course.

Continuing and Progressing on your Course in 2020/21?

If you will be continuing and progressing on the same course in the 2020/21 academic year, and provided you are not repeating a year or entering an add-on year, you will need to contact SUSI after 23rd April 2020 to arrange a grant renewal application.

Once you have received confirmation from SUSI that you may make a grant renewal application, you can apply by following the instructions on How to Make a Grant Application. You should apply before the priority application date for grant renewal applications on 11th June 2020.