Republic of Ireland:

You do NOT apply for an All Ireland Scholarship in the Republic of Ireland. The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation sand Science (DFHERIS) works with SUSI and the AIS Trust to identify scholarship candidates that fit the eligibility criteria. 

To qualify for an All Ireland Scholarship, eligible students should meet the following criteria:

  • You must have attended a non-fee paying school
  • You must have completed the Leaving Certificate Examination for the first time
  • You must in receipt of a third level education maintenance grant from Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), having applied for same on or prior to the SUSI closing date. (More info on how to apply on the SUSI website here)
  • You cannot be a recipient of another third level education scholarship


Northern Ireland:

  • You must be in receipt of the Education Maintenance Allowance
  • You must attend a grant aided post primary school or further education college
  • An application must be completed before the deadline
  • You must sit the A Level Examinations or BTEC Examinations for the first time
  • You must not be the holder of another scholarship Further details are available on the NIDirect website here