Student Grants / Scholarships and Financial Assistance

SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland)

The SUSI grant is the main source of financial help available from the Irish State for students in full-time higher education courses. The grant may cover 100% of the Student Capitation Charge (€3,000 in 2020/2021) as well as providing a monthly Maintenance grant which is paid directly into the student’s bank accounts. Please note that the grant does not cover the €7 USI Levy.


For eligible students, the grant is there to help with the various costs of participating in higher education. Students on part-time courses, access or foundation courses (in higher education institutions) and short courses are not eligible to apply for a student grant. 


Family and/or personal income is a key factor that will be assessed when you apply for a student grant but there are also some other conditions. can help you to assess whether you are eligible and guide you in starting the process.


The following link has useful information on income limits, grant rates and a guide through the application form.


If you think you are eligible for the student grant, you should apply for it as soon as possible (online applications can be submitted as early as April each year). You do not have to wait until you receive an offer of a place or enrol in college. Only when your application has been completed in full and submitted to the grant-awarding authority can your eligibility be determined.


All new grant applications should be made online to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Students can access the online system at



The SUSI Support desk is the single contact point for all e-mail and telephone queries.

Available 9.00am - 8.00pm Monday to Friday
Available 10.00am - 1.00pm Saturdays



Grant Renewal Process:

Students currently in receipt of a SUSI grant must renew their application for each year of their course.

Please click on the following link for important information on the renewal process. Failure to renew your grant on time may result in cancellation of your funding or delays in your maintenance payments.




  • CIT Scholarships
  • Student Assistance Fund
  • BTEA
    The Back to Education allowance will not cover your college Fees. Students applying for the BTEA should submit a separate application to SUSI for a Fees grant which if successful may cover some or all of your fees.






The MTU - Cork Student Fees and Grants Office is located on the ground floor of the Administration Building adjacent to to the Admissions Office, Bishopstown Campus.


Opening Hours 
Monday - Thursday 9.30am - 4.00pm
Friday 9.30am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Tel: 021 433 5440


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