Eligibility of Candidates

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A candidate must fulfil conditions under the following headings to be deemed eligible for a grant. Please refer to Clause 4 (Pg. 4) of the Higher Education Grants scheme, 2009 for full details on eligibility criteria. 

  • Residence (4.1)
  • Age (4.2)
  • Academic attainments (4.3)
  • Means (4.4)
  • Nationality (4.5) 

Note:  If a candidate's failure to provide full and complete information is the result of a deliberate material omission or inaccuracy, the candidate shall be liable to prosecution, loss of grant and repayment, with interest, of any portion of a grant already received

For more information

If you have a query on any aspect of the Scheme or the application process please contact us at directly at

e-mail. highereducationgrants@dublincity.ie

Tel. 01 222 2161

Other useful Higher Education Grants contacts:

Fingal County Council
e-mail. heg@fingalcoco.ie
. 01 890 5792

South Dublin County Council
e-mail educationgrants@sdublincoco.ie
Tel. 01 414 9100

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
e-mail  heg@dllrcoco.ie
Tel. 01 205 4777

City of Dublin VEC
e-mail  grants@cdvec.ie
Tel. 01 668 0614 

Higher Education Authority


City of Dublin VEC