Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (157)

Dara Murphy

Ceist:

157. Deputy Dara Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if grants are available for Irish citizens living abroad who wish to study abroad; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11979/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I can confirm to the Deputy that students who are attending an approved undergraduate course in an EU Member State, can apply for a maintenance grant in respect of an approved course which is being pursued in an approved institution. Under the residency requirement of the Student Grant Scheme, a student must have been resident in Ireland for at least 3 of the 5 years immediately prior to an approved course commencing in an approved institution in order to qualify for a grant. However, a student may qualify for a grant, having met the residency requirement during the course of their studies.