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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 24 March 2015

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Ceisteanna (769)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

769. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide support to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick in advancing a scholarship; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11296/15]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Under the terms of the student grant scheme, my Department provides maintenance grants to undergraduate students pursuing approved third level courses, in the State or in other E.U. Member States, to students who meet the prescribed conditions of funding including those which relate to nationality, residency, approved course, previous academic attainment and means.

Under the student grant scheme an approved undergraduate course, in the State or in a Member State, is defined as a full-time course of at least two years duration pursued in an approved institution.

As the student grant scheme does not extend to courses pursued outside of the EU there is no provision to provide funding to the student referred to by the Deputy.

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