Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (259)

John Brassil

Question:

259. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Education and Skills if grant or other funding is available to an Irish student (details supplied) undertaking postgraduate studies in the UK for the coming academic year 2019-20; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23655/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The main support available to students is the statutory based SUSI grant scheme. The scheme supported circa 78,000 students in 2018/19. SUSI grant funding for courses in Britain is limited to undergraduate courses only. Therefore, the course to which the Deputy refers is not eligible under the statutory based SUSI grant scheme.

Details regarding the student grant scheme can be accessed at www.susi.ie.

Tax relief at the standard rate of tax may be claimed in respect of tuition fees paid for approved courses at approved colleges of higher education including approved undergraduate and postgraduate courses in EU Member States. Further information on this tax relief is available from the Revenue Commissioners at www.revenue.ie.

Students attending UK colleges may also be able to apply for a student loan and/or other supports. Details of the supports available to students studying in Scotland is available at https://www.mygov.scot/student-finance-apply/overview/.