The International Protection Student Scheme (for Further and Higher Education Students)  provides financial grants for students who are in the protection system or at the leave to remain (but not deportation order) stage.

To apply, a student must be pursuing one of the approved course types:

  • a post leaving certificate (PLC) course
  • an undergraduate course
  • a postgraduate course

Your income will need to be under certain limits to receive a grant. This may or may not include your parents’ income.

The ‘Student Support Scheme for International Protection Applicants (people seeking asylum)’ has been renamed the ‘International Protection Student Scheme 2022’.

If you are a student without a stamp 4, who receives a CAO offer, and are in the International Protection system for three years prior to the start date of your course, you are eligible to apply for this grant (identical to SUSI apart from the nationality requirement).

Besides the name change, please note these differences to last year:

  • It is now being administered by SUSI and not DFHERIS.
  • The application form is an editable pdf but it must be printed and posted to (no stamp required): SUSI, PO Box 12209, Freepost FDN7608, Dublin 4