Students may be required as part of their studies to engage in a compulsory field trip. Students in receipt of a student grant for the 2017/2018 academic year may be eligible for a refund in respect of specific costs incurred on such a compulsory field trip.
A compulsory field trip is defined as a field trip that is an integral part of a course. It is for fact-finding or research purposes without which the student cannot graduate or progress to the next year of their course.
In all cases the field trip must be a compulsory part of the course, i.e. if the student does not complete the field trip they will not graduate or progress in their course.
The rate payable (if any) will be dependent on whether the tuition fee cost (regardless of whether it was funded under the Student Grant Scheme or the Free Fees Scheme) plus the student contribution element exceed the maximum fees limit of €6270.
|Cost Element||Example 1||Example 2|
|Max left available for Fieldtrips|
(Max Fee Limit minus Total)
|Tuition Fee Cost||€2,000||€3,500|
|Student Contribution Fee||€3,000||€3,000|
|Max Fee Limit||€6,270||€6,270|
Step 1: Application for Refund of Compulsory Field Trip Expenses.
You can download, complete and return the Application for Refund of Compulsory Field Trip Expenses Form Application for Refund of Compulsory Field Trip Expenses. which must be submitted to SUSI before the field trip. SUSI will assess the application and confirm if the applicant is eligible for a refund.
Step 2: Application for Payment of Compulsory Field Trip Expenses.
(Please note, you must have completed Step 1 and received confirmation from SUSI on Step 1 prior to progressing to Step 2.)
You can download, complete and return the Application for Payment of Compulsory Field Trip Expenses Form 2 Form Application for Payment of Compulsory Field Trip Expenses which must be submitted to SUSI after the field trip, together with appropriate receipts/documentation.
Your completed form and receipts/documentation should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .