Dáil Éireann - Volume 587 - 15 June, 2004
Written Answers. - Higher Education Grants.
Mr. McGinley Mr. McGinley
231. Mr. McGinley asked the Minister for Education and Science if a higher education grant will be awarded to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal. [17311/04]
Mr. N. Dempsey Mr. N. Dempsey
Mr. N. Dempsey: An approved course under my Department’s third level student support schemes means a full-time undergraduate course of at least two years’ duration or a full-time postgraduate course of at least one year’s duration pursued in an approved institution.
 Students pursuing full-time undergraduate courses of a minimum duration of two years in publicly funded third level institutions in other EU member states, including the UK, may be considered for maintenance grants only, subject to the usual conditions. Grant assistance is not available in respect of postgraduate courses outside of Ireland.
Under the terms of the schemes students who already hold an undergraduate degree are ineligible for funding in respect of further study at undergraduate level.
The person referred to is a graduate. At present they are completing a year’s training in practice and appear not to be registered as a full-time student. Therefore, they cannot be considered for grant assistance.
Dáil Éireann 587 Written Answers. Higher Education Grants.