Applying for a Teagasc Maintenance Grant 

Who can apply for a Teagasc Maintenance Grant?   Anyone can apply for a student maintenance  grant. The Teagasc Authority approved the introduction of means testing of maintenance grants for students attending Further Level Courses at Teagasc and Private Agricultural Colleges in 2012.

Means testing will apply to Teagasc Level 5 and Level 6 full-time courses for the academic year 2018/2019.

Students awarded a Teagasc Student Maintenance Grant at Level 5 who are progressing onto a Level 6 programme will be requested to complete a Teagasc Student Grant Renewal form. This form will be issued to each student in early September. There will be a means re-assessment for a proportion of students who were in receipt of a grant at Level 5. 

Students who did not apply at Level 5 for a Teagasc Student Maintenance Grant will have the opportunity to apply in the 2018/2019 academic year if attending a Teagasc Level 6 programme. Please refer to www.teagasc.ie/education/going-to-college.  

Teagasc student maintenance grants are paid through Teagasc and the grant scheme is managed by Teagasc. The Teagasc grant scheme will be implemented along the lines of the National Student Grant Scheme 2017 but varies in respect of what 'add backs' are used to determine overall reckonable income.

Colleges will not be processing applications and will not be in a position to handle specific queries about applications.

Queries in relation to the Teagasc Student Maintenance Grant Scheme should be directed to:

teagascmaintenancegrant@southwestern.ie or 1890 261 000.

Please note that you cannot apply to (SUSI) Student Universal Support Ireland for a grant for the Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture, Level 6 Dairy Herd Management, Specific Purpose or Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agricultural Machinery courses.

All relevant information regarding the Teagasc Student Maintenance Grant Scheme 2018/19 is given below:

Teagasc Student Maintenance Grant Scheme - First Time Applicants (PDF)

Teagasc Student Maintenance Grant Scheme - Level 6 Students (PDF)

Teagasc Student Maintenance Grant Scheme - Information Booklet (PDF)

Teagasc Student Maintenance Grant Scheme - 2018 Application Form (PDF)

Teagasc Student Maintenance Grant Scheme - 2018 Guidance Notes (PDF)