SUSI - Student Grants

Student Universal Support Ireland [SUSI] is Ireland’s national awarding authority for all higher and further education grants. Applications for student grant funding can be made from early April to early November for an academic year.

Disadvantaged Access - HEAR

The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a college and university scheme that offers places on reduced points and extra college support to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are resident in the Republic of Ireland.

Disability Access - DARE

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.


Scholarships range from entrance scholarships for exceptional academic results, to supports for sports excellence, or particular subject areas such as music, the arts and many more.

Other Financial Supports

There are other sources of financial support besides the SUSI grant scheme that are worth exploring. All are based on particular eligibility criteria.

Disability Supports

Funding is allocated to further and higher education colleges for the provision of services and supports to full-time students with disabilities. It allows colleges to provide specialised equipment and support the specific needs of a learner with a disabi