SUSI may need to know your academic history to determine if you are eligible for a grant.
You must be increasing your NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) level to be considered eligible for a grant.
You must be attending an approved course –
However, you may be considered eligible for funding as a “second chance” student where you –
Please note that studying at a level below undergraduate level, within the 5-year period, does not affect a student’s eligibility to be considered as a “second chance student”.
|Further/Higher Education||Level||Progression||Maximum Periods of Grant Funding|
|Further Education||PLC level 5||Certificate||- Maximum 3 years funding total at PLC level|
|Further Education||PLC level 6||Advanced Certificate|
|Higher Education||UG level 6||Higher Certificate||- Maximum 2 years funding at Undergrad level 6|
- Maximum 3 years funding at Undergrad level 7
- Maximum 4 years funding in total at Undergrad level 6 & 7
- Maximum 4 years funding at Undergrad level 8 (except where normal duration of course exceeds 4 years)
|Higher Education||UG level 7||Ordinary Bachelor Degree|
|Higher Education||UG level 8||Honours Bachelor Degree|
|Higher Education||PG level 8||Higher Diploma||- Maximum 4 years funding in total at Postgrad|
All previous attendance and attainment at Postgrad level are considered regardless of whether grant was received previously or not
|Higher Education||PG Level 9||Diploma|
|Higher Education||Level 9||Masters Degree|
|Higher Education||Level 10||PHD|
If you are a student who is repeating a year on the same course then you are not eligible for a grant,
if you previously undertook a further or higher education course but left prior to finishing, you may be eligible for a portion of a student grant once you have completed an equivalent period of study.