Students in the asylum protection system to gain access to student supports

From 1 September 2015, students in the asylum protection system will have access to student supports in line with the current Student Grant Scheme.

Students will have to meet the following criteria:

  • Meet the definition of a protection applicant or a person at leave to remain stage (other than those at the deportation order stage);
  • Obtained their Leaving Certificate;
  • Have been accepted on an approved Post Leaving Certificate course or an approved undergraduate course;
  • Have attended a minimum of five academic years in the Irish school system, as at 31st August 2015; and
  • Have been part of an application for protection or at leave to remain stage (other than those at the deportation order stage) for a combined period of 5 years as at 31st August 2015.

Find out more on the website of the Department of Education and Skills.