Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Student financial assistance

RCSI recognises that students may experience financial problems for a number of reasons, for example, due to unforeseen events like a family bereavement, accident or illness.

Students who are experiencing financial difficulites can visit the sections below to find out whether they are eligible to apply for financial assistance. EU students may apply to the Student Assistance Fund (SAF) and non-EU students to the Student Hardship Fund (SHF). Other possibilities for funding are also listed below. Further information is available from the Student Services Office.

Student Assistance Fund (SAF) - EU Students

The Student Assistance Fund is operated by Student Services. Funding is received from the Irish Government with assistance from the European Social Fund. The SAF is aimed at tackling educational disadvantage by providing financial support to those who may require additional financial support to enable them to fully participate in their third-level education.

The SAF is open to full-time EU students with special consideration for undergraduate students with financial difficulties. Students will be required to provide financial information to support their application for assistance. The Student Assistance fund cannot be used for e.g. examination or college fees. Please read the SAF Notes for details.

 
Student Hardship Fund (SHF) - Non-EU Students

The Student Hardship Fund (SHF) is open to all non-EU students, with special consideration for undergraduate students with financial difficulties. Students will be required to provide financial information to support their application for assistance. The Student Hardship Fund cannot be used for e.g. examination or college fees. Please read the SHF Notes for details. 

 

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