Residency Criteria

Residency Criteria

What are the Residency Criteria?

To be eligible for a grant, you must have been resident in the Irish State, the EU, EEA, UK or Swiss Federation for three of the last five years.

There are no exemptions to this residency rule. It applies to all applicants including, for example, volunteer development workers returning from abroad to undertake studies.

Tuition student

If you have been living in the EU, EEA, UK, or Swiss Federation but not in the Irish State for three of the last five years, you are a tuition student. This is any student that has been resident outside of Ireland but within the EU, EEA, the UK or Switzerland for three of the last five years. 

A tuition student, if they meet all eligibility criteria, is eligible for the fee grant only and will not receive a maintenance grant. Therefore, please note that a tuition student who wishes to pursue a PLC course would not be eligible for any grant funding from SUSI.