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Higher Education Grants


The Higher Education Grants Scheme provides financial assistance to students in approved third level colleges.


Donegal County Council administers the Department of Education Higher Education Grant Scheme for students who commenced their course before 2012/13 academic year at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

It is a means tested award and consists of a maintenance element and payment of fees/student registration fees in the Republic of Ireland.  


The administration of the Higher Education Grants Scheme was centralised in 2012.


All prospective students commencing a new course of third level study at undergraduate or postgraduate level should apply through the SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) System at or call 0761 087874 or email


Any further queries can be directed to the Higher Education Grant Office during normal business hours.


Personal meetings can be arranged by appointment only by contacting the Higher Educations Grants Office.

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