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Update on Student Support Scheme for International Protection Applicants

The ‘Student Support Scheme for International Protection Applicants (people seeking asylum)’ has been renamed the ‘International Protection Student Scheme 2022’ and is now open for applications until 30 November.

If you are a student without a stamp 4, who receives a CAO offer, and are in the International Protection system for three years prior to the start date of your course, you are eligible to apply for this grant (identical to SUSI apart from the nationality requirement). 

Besides the name change, please note these differences to last year:

  • It is now being administered by SUSI and not DFHERIS.
  • Three-year residency is no longer considered as commencing, 31 August 2019 but the day before the course starts; so if your course starts 19 Sep 2022 you need to have applied for protection prior to 18 Sep 2019.
  • The application form is an editable pdf but it must be printed and posted to (no stamp required): SUSI, PO Box 12209, Freepost FDN7608, Dublin 4