Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)

Grant Applications for 2020-21 will open on the 2nd April 2020


Grant Applications for 2020-21 will open on the 2nd April 2020

An ONLINE ONLY grant applications system is in place for students for the 2020-21.

All new applications will be made online to a single awarding authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through 

When can I make my grant application?

The SUSI application process opens in 2nd April 2020

You can continue to check and the SUSI Facebook page for information and updates in the meantime.

How do I know if I am eligible for a SUSI grant?

SUSI provides a eligbility rekoner that asks you a series of questions to determine if you may be eligible for an award. The rekoner is found online at 

How do I make my grant application?

You can register online with SUSI and then complete the online application form. The online application facility will be available through

Remember, it will NOT be necessary to have received an offer of a college place or to be enrolled in college in order to apply online.

I received a grant last academic year, do I have to re-apply?

Yes. All students progressing in their course must re-apply for SUSI to be considered for grant funding for the coming academic year. It is important to reapply, as if fail to do so may result you not receiving any funding for the following year. 

How will I submit my supporting documentation?

Following initial assessment of your application, if eligible, you will receive by post a provisional grant approval and a personalised list of the supporting documents you will need to return to complete your application. Completed documentary evidence packs (photocopies of the documents, not originals) should be returned as soon as possible in the envelope provided to you.

When you return all the necessary supporting documents SUSI will process your application to award stage, subject to confirmation of your acceptance on an approved course.

When will I receive a final decision from SUSI?

When you confirm acceptance of a place on an approved course (usually late August/early September), your grant is awarded and payment will be made on a monthly basis (subject to confirmation of attendance) directly into your designated Irish bank account.

I have to repeat my year, can I still receive SUSI?

The answer is maybe. Depending on your situation, you may be eleigble for funding for your repeat year of study. It is advised that you make an appointment with the Student Budgetary Advisor who may be able to assist you in making an application for a repat year. 

My family circumstances have changed recently, will SUSI take that into account?

Yes. Under a change of circumstances, SUSI may be able to assess you and the household income on the change of circumstances. You must apply through a chnage of circumstances by emailing 

Where can I contact SUSI?

As part of SUSI’s support to students, there is a SUSI Support desk available in the lead up to and following the launch of the online application system for both email and telephone queries. You can email the SUSI Support Desk at 

Or telephone SUSI at 0761 08 7874

The Support Desk is available Office Hours Monday-Friday until the Launch of the Online Application System in May. From the launch date, the SUSI Support Desk will be available from 9.00am-10.00pm (Monday-Friday) and 9.00am-6.00pm (Saturdays)

Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) information tutorial: 

Payment dates 2019/20


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