About SUSI

About SUSI

About SUSI

Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) is Ireland’s national awarding authority for further and higher education grants. SUSI offers funding to eligible students in approved full time courses at PLC, undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Ireland and in some cases, to students studying in the UK or EU. All types of students, from school leavers to mature students returning to education can apply for funding.

Established in 2012, SUSI is a business unit of City of Dublin ETB and administers funding in line with the legislation as set out in the Student Support Act 2011 and the annual Student Grant Scheme and Student Support Regulations

SUSI Mission, Vision and Values


Empowering students to transform their lives through tertiary education.


SUSI aspires to be a leading public service which places the customer at the centre of everything we do through building an agile organisation and harnessing cutting-edge digital systems.


  • Transparent
  • Customer Centric
  • Respectful
  • Professional


What Funding is Available?


Maintenance Grant

Student Contribution and/or Fees

Postgraduate Fees

PLC Course



Undergraduate Course


Undergraduate Course in the EU or UK



Postgraduate Course



Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for a grant, students must meet the following criteria:

Nationality and Residency

  • You must be an Irish, EU, EEA, UK or Swiss National, or have specific leave to remain in the State as granted by the Department of Justice.
  • You must also be ordinarily resident in Ireland, the EU, EEA, UK or Switzerland for three of the last five years.


  • You must be attending an approved course in an approved institution.
  • You must be progressing in your education and increasing your National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) level.


  • Your reckonable income, calculated for grant purposes, must fall under specific thresholds.

Applications are assessed with regard to gross household income from the previous year.

Check out SUSI’s Eligibility Indicator to see if you might be eligible for funding.

And remember, if you are continuing your studies, you must reapply each year.

SUSI in Numbers

Academic Year 2024/25 so far



Year of Operations


Applications Received


Students Awarded Funding