Many students find that they are eligible for grants.  If you think you are, you will find full details on the SUSI grant including eligibility criteria at the SUSI Website – a comprehensive source of information that provides you with a quick and user-friendly way to apply for your student grant.  It is advisable to apply as early as possible and budget for the first few months at university, to avoid going into debt while you are waiting on your first payment.

See information on Budgeting – and financial survival at University 2023/2024 at the following link:

Financial Survival at University

For information on Grants and Scholarships please see the following link:

Grants & Scholarships

For more information on Finance at University please see the following link:

Student Financial Assistance Service

Contact information:

DCU Student Support & Development Financial Administrator - Celine Geraghty

T: +353 1 700 6055




SUSI is now open to receive applications for the 2022/23 academic year and we look forward to working with you to ensure your students continue to receive SUSI’s high level of service. We would like to advise the following:

Changes to the Student Grant Scheme announced in Budget 2023

As part of Budget 2023, the following changes to the Student Grant Scheme for the 2023/24 academic year were announced:

  • The annual maintenance grant will increase by TBC.
  • Income thresholds for all grant rates except the Special Rate - TBC.
  • The qualifying distance for the non-adjacent rate of maintenance grant will be reduced from 45km to 30km.

Key dates for SUSI applicants in 2023

  • Priority closing date for renewal applications                     
  • Priority closing date for new applications                            

Students can contact SUSI’s Support Desk directly via email (, phone (0818 888 777) or social media.




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