There are two major costs with postgraduate study.
- Fees – Students can make an online application to SUSI to get a contribution towards the cost of fees, provided they meet the eligibilty criteria (please see below).
- Maintenance/Cost of Living – Students entering new postgraduate courses from the 2012/13 academic year onwards will not be entitled to any maintenance payment under the Student Grant Scheme.
- Postgraduate students who meet the qualifying conditions for the special rate of grant will be eligible to have their post-graduate tuition fees paid up to the maximum fee limit (€6,270).
- A further limited number of students who would previously have qualified under the standard grant thresholds will qualify to have a €2,000 contribution made towards the costs of their fees. The new income threshold for this payment will be posted on www.studentfinance.ie