Third Level Grants


Arrangements For New Student Grant Applications for 2013/2014

An ONLINE ONLY student grant application system is in operation
for the 2013/2014 academic year. All NEW applications must be made online
to a single awarding authority, SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland), a
unit of City of Dublin VEC, through The details of the
2013/2014 student grant scheme are available now.

If you are already in receipt of a grant

Students who are currently in receipt of a student grant and who are progressing to the next year of the same course will continue to be assessed and paid by their existing awarding authorities - i.e. the relevant local authority or Vocational Educational Committee or SUSI. If you are changing your course or progressing to a new course you will need to apply to the SUSI online system.

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Special Initiatives for Disadvantaged Adults Scheme


Applicant Guidelines

SPIDAS is a discretionary Department of Education and Skills fund, which enables Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB to support disadvantaged adult learners enrolled in second chance education at levels 1-4 on the National Framework of Qualifications (or equivalent). It provides funds towards the costs of part-time adult education courses.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified adults who wish to avail of assistance under the above scheme. Applicants must be at least 23 years of age and in receipt of a social welfare payment.


Application forms are available from Mary Brodie, Adult Education Section, Co. Sligo VEC, Quay Street, Sligo. Tel. (071) 9138304 


The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Friday 15th November 2013.


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Click here for SPIDAS 2013 Eligibility Criteria 

Click here for the SPIDAS 2013 Application Form