Student Assistance Fund 2019-2020

Student Assistance Fund

What Is The Student Assistance Fund?

The Student Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for full-time higher education students who are experiencing financial difficulties whilst attending college.

The Student Assistance Fund is part supported by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

The Student Assistance Fund provides a further source of funding for higher education students in addition to the Student Grant.

Who Can Apply For The Student Assistance Fund?

All full-time registered students (subject to EU status), undergraduate and postgraduate, for the 2018/19 academic year are eligible to apply for assistance from the fund. Students participating in foundation courses or part-time courses are not eligible for this fund. Also, students pursuing a second Degree/second Masters/second PhD are ineligible. Students may be supported for one repeat year only. PhD applicants may be supported for years 1 – 4.

Where Can I Get An Application Form?

Application forms are available from this website at the following link:

SAF Application Form


For more information about the Student Assistance Fund (SAF), please visit our detailed  page. 

Student Budgeting Advice Service

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