Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)


Information for students who have applied for Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for 2019/20

The Student Grant Scheme is the main financial support available for eligible students attending full-time programmes at UCD. It is overseen by the Department of Education and Skills and is administered by SUSI. All new applicants to the Scheme apply to SUSI only.

The closing date for the prioritising of renewal applications is 13 June 2019 and for new applications the 11 July 2019. Applicants can still apply after that, but SUSI will be giving priority to those who applied before 13 June 2019. Any queries regarding the final application date should be directed to SUSI.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your grant application, whether renewal or first time, is complete and fully submitted to SUSI within the deadline.

Further details on the Student Grant Scheme, including how to check eligibility and how to apply, are available here:

The Grant Process - How it works

SUSI Grant Holders

Entitlement to a Grant

For further information about entitlement to a SUSI Grant, Rates of Grants and Grants Means Testing, please check the following website SUSI.

Notification to the University of Grant Entitlement

If you are a SUSI grant applicant you will not need to notify UCD of your grant approval status. SUSI will notify UCD directly. However, if you have been offered a place in UCD and have applied to SUSI for a grant you will be asked for your 13 digit Alpha numeric SUSI number in the Personal details section of the registration process when you go online to register.

What must I pay?

Please note that SUSI does not cover the Student Centre Levy of €254 and all students are liable for this amount. Also, depending on the rate of grant awarded, it may not cover the full Student Contribution Charge for Undergraduate Students, the Tuition Fees for Post-Graduate Students or other fees not covered by SUSI.

As an incoming student registering to a full-time undergraduate programme who has made an application for SUSI and whose tuition fees are fully covered by the Free Fees Initiative, you should pay a minimum of one third of the Student Centre Levy by 08 September 2019. The remaining two thirds of the Student Centre Levy should be paid by 31 January 2020.

A continuing undergraduate student whose tuition fees are fully covered by the Free Fees Initiative should pay a minimum of one third of the Student Centre Levy plus one third of any other fees and charges not covered by the SUSI grant by 08 September 2019. The remaining two thirds of the Student Centre Levy and the balance of charges are due by 31 January 2020.

A post-graduate student should pay a minimum of one third of the Student Centre Levy plus one third of any other fees and charges not covered by the SUSI grant by the following dates: 08 September 2019, 31 January 2020 and 17 May 2020. Please note: These payment dates are subject to the start of your academic year.

The Student Centre Levy for 2019-2020 is €254.

If you have registered to a full-time post-graduate programme, have already paid a deposit towards your fees and have registered for a programme where the total tuition fee will be paid by SUSI, you do not need to pay the Student Centre Levy as the deposit will cover this payment.

Further information can be found on the following link: Student Contribution Charge and the Student Centre Levy.

Refunds - Student Grant Holders

If you are entitled to a refund of fees paid, due to your grant approval, it will be automatically processed after UCD has received the fee payment from SUSI.

Other Funding Available to the Graduate Research Students

On academic merit: University Support:

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