Thursday, 22 February 2018

Ceisteanna (92)

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

92. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Education and Skills the period of time which a person can receive a SUSI grant as a postgraduate (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9100/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Under the Student Grant Scheme grant aid for postgraduate study is limited to a maximum of four years in total. Account is taken of all previous attendance and attainment at postgraduate level when considering grant aid entitlement for postgraduate study, regardless of whether a person previously received a grant or not.

I understand that the person to which the Deputy refers has utilised two years to achieve her master’s degree and is now pursuing a four year Ph.D. As this person has already studied for two years at postgraduate level, he/she will only be eligible to be considered for a further two years funding at postgraduate level.

Question No. 93 withdrawn.