Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Ceisteanna (249)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

249. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the grant support available to persons seeking to commence a course outside the State that is postgraduate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27541/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The main support available to students is the statutory based SUSI grant scheme. The scheme supported circa 78,000 students in 2018/19. Under the terms of the Student Grant Scheme funding outside of the State is only available at undergraduate level.

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.