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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.



Priority closing date for new SUSI grant applications is July 11th

The priority closing date for first-time SUSI grant applications is Thursday the 11th of July.

Priority closing date for new SUSI grant applications is July 11th

Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) - the centralised grant application scheme for third-level students will have its priority closing date for new applications on Thursday the 11th of July.

SUSI wishes to remind students who are planning on starting college this September that the priority closing date for new applications for third-level grants is tomorrow, Thursday the 11th of July. The sooner you apply for a grant and provide SUSI with all relevant documentation, the sooner you will know the outcome of your application.

IMPORTANT: As a new grant applicant, you do not need to have accepted a place on a college course in order to apply for a grant. You can do this later in the process.

Any student who thinks they might be eligible for a SUSI grant is urged to submit their application online to SUSI as soon as possible, to ensure that it is processed as quickly as possible. Click to check your eligibility using SUSI's Eligibility Reckoner

For more information, see the 2019/20 Application Guide for new applicants here.

If you are ready to submit your application, you can APPLY HERE

See SUSI's video on how to apply for a grant below

What types of grants are there?

There are two parts to the student grant:

Maintenance grant - this is towards for day-to-day living costs. An amount of up to €3,025 for eligible undergraduate and PLC students. There is also a special rate of maintenance of €5,915 for students from very disadvantaged backgrounds.

Fee Grant- the full fee grant is worth up to €6,270 towards the cost of tuition fees, compulsory field-trip expenses and the student contribution charge. The fee grant is available to both eligible undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Students may qualify for both the fee grant and the maintenance grant. 

See a full breakdown of the grant levels here.

Note: Grant applications are processed in the order in which they are received, so the earlier you apply and get any supporting documents required submitted to SUSI, the earlier you will have a response on the outcome of your application. If you are in the position to apply for the SUSI grant today, then it is advisable to do so before tomorrow's deadline to ensure that it is given priority when being processed.

The priority application closing date for new applicants is Thursday the 11th of July.

To apply for a SUSI grant, click here.

To learn more about SUSI grants, click here.
To learn more about grants and finance options, click here.

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