Question to the Minister for Education and Skills (Ms. Jan O’Sullivan, TD)
To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there are funding, grant and scholarship options available to assist an Irish student in meeting the cost of studying in the United States of America for one year, as part of an undergraduate degree; and if she will make a statement on the matter. – Jerry Buttimer
For WRITTEN ANSWER on Thursday, 2 April 2015.
Under the terms of the student grant scheme, my Department provides maintenance grants to undergraduate students pursuing approved third level courses, in the State or in other E.U. Member States, to students who meet the prescribed conditions of funding including those which relate to nationality, residency, approved course, previous academic attainment and means.
Under the student grant scheme an approved undergraduate course, in the State or in a Member State, is defined as a full-time course of at least two years duration pursued in an approved institution.
As the student grant scheme does not extend to courses pursued outside of the EU there is no provision to provide funding to the student referred to by the Deputy.