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Career Guidance News

Grants and Finance

 The Irish League of Credit Unions reports that nine out of ten parents support their child through third-level education, contributing an average of €428 a month. When tuition and registration fees are added into the mix, the average cost of going to college in Ireland is reported to be almost €10,000 a year. The latest Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Cost of Living Survey found that the average cost for students living away from home is Dublin is €11,766 per year.

Every year around 20% of students drop out of college, often due to financial pressure, yet, only one-third of students are eligible for the full SUSIstudent grant.

 It is well worth taking a look at the other opportunities available to supplement costs in some way. In this area, you will find useful information on Student FinanceDisability and Financial Support, and Scholarships and Award Schemes.

 The list of scholarships and other awards that are offered by colleges and universities in Ireland. - Parents - Scholarships & Award Schemes

Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.


Latest News April 2018

 Student finance - SUSI

SUSI is now open for applications for the 2018-19 academic year.


Student Universal Support Ireland [SUSI] : SUSI

Student Universal Support Ireland [SUSI] is Ireland’s national awarding authority for all higher and further education grants. Applications for student grant funding can be made from early April to early November for an academic year.


DCU - Open Day Saturday 1st May 2018


 Open Day at Maynooth on 28th April - There will be a free bus operating from Dundalk and Drogheda.

Book your place for the Open Day and check out the schedule at

Free Bus to the Maynooth University Open Day Saturday 28th April 2018

Departure Time:

  • Dundalk (McDonalds Restaurant) 09:00am
  • Monasterboice (Donegan’s) 09:15am
  • Drogheda (Mary Street – Domino’s) 09:30am
  • Duleek (Londis) 09:40am
  • Kilmoon 09:50am
  • Ashbourne (Bus stop opposite Dunnes Stores) 10:00am
  • Ashbourne (Community Centre) 10:05am
  • Ratoath (National School on Fairyhouse Road) 10:15am

Arriving in Maynooth 10:45am

Departs Maynooth at 15:15pm

Contact Finlay Coaches for more details (041 685 6505) Dundalk – Drogheda - Ashbourne - Ratoath



Ernest Walton Bursary Scheme 2018


Applications are now being invited for the Ernest Walton Bursary Scheme.  At least eight bursaries will be awarded on a regional basis to students who pursue courses at third level in the areas of Science, Technology and Engineering and Mathematics.  Amount of Bursary will be €2,000 per student per year.  Criteria for this Bursary is outlined in the information note attached.  This Bursary will also be based both on Leaving Certificate Results and on the students’ course choice for third level.

Please see your Guidance Counsellor for an application.  Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 27th July 2018


Third Level Bursary Scheme 2018


These Bursaries are awarded to the best-performing students based on Leaving Certificate examination results.  A minimum of 60 Bursaries will be available in 2018.  Amount of Bursary will be €2,000 per student per year.  Criteria for this Bursary is outlined in the information note attached.


Please note Applications are not necessary for these bursaries as they will automatically awarded to those who meet the criteria and on Leaving Certificate results.


Bursaries will be paid annually for the duration of one undergraduate course and up to a maximum 4 years postgraduate study.


For your convenience, a hard copy of the attached documentation has been posted to the Guidance Counsellor attached to your school.


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Majella at 057-9324384, Brendan 057-9325391, Ger 057-9324380 and Veronica 057-9324384




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