Government arrangements for displaced Ukrainian students for September 2023 entry and beyond
The following information has been prepared based on recent communications between the Irish Universities Association (IUA) and the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS), and is aimed at students displaced by the war in Ukraine continuing their studies and those applying for university places for September 2023. This information is subject to change.
While this information is provided in good faith with the intention of assisting displaced Ukrainian students in Ireland, in the absence of any official Government publication on this matter, neither IUA nor its members can be held responsible for the accuracy or otherwise of this information.
1. Displaced Ukrainian Students who were admitted to an Irish university in 2022 and wish to continue their chosen course in September 2023:
- Fees will continue to be paid from the Higher Education Temporary Tuition Fee Support Scheme for Displaced Ukrainian Students 2022/2023.
- The rate of the monthly stipend payable to qualifying Undergrad Ukrainian students for the academic year 2023/24 is to remain at €1,150 and will be applied to those in the 2022/23 cohort who are continuing their courses and to new entrants in the academic year 2023/24.
2. Displaced Ukrainian Students who were admitted to an Irish university in 2022 and not progressing to a subsequent year:
- Students who commenced their studies in 2022/23, but who in 2023/24 repeat a year/semester/module or change programme/University will be liable for EU fees and will no longer be eligible for other supports.
- Only those progressing to the next year on a normal progression route within the university they started in 22/23 will continue to receive funding under the Temporary Tuition Fee Support Scheme.
3. Displaced students applying to start 1st year of university in September 2023:
- Students displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and who have been granted Temporary Protection in Ireland were eligible to apply for entry into higher education in academic year 2023/24 via the CAO by May 1st, 2023.
- On August 8th 2023, the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris T.D. confirmed that the supports offered to Ukrainian students for the 2022/23 academic year will be extended for the coming academic year, including to those Ukrainian students starting 1st year of university in September 2023. This will include payment of tuition fees and a financial stipend for these students.
- Full details will be made available on gov.ie/ukraine in due course, and we will update this IUA page once the details are available.
4. If you are a student who was a registered international student prior to the outbreak of war:
- If you are a student who was a registered international student prior to the outbreak of war and decided not to seek permission to be in Ireland under the Temporary Protection Directive, but remain in Ireland under a different permission category, we advise you to contact your University Admissions Office directly for advice as arrangements for the Academic Year 2023/2024 will differ across HEIs (Higher Education Institutions).
5. Full time Postgraduate Programme (Year 1, Transfer/Advanced Entry) Applicant who has completed a postgraduate (NFQ Major Award) previously:
- Student will need to pay the EU rate of fees, the fees for this programme will not be covered by the Temporary Tuition Fee Support Scheme from the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
6. Full time Postgraduate Programme (Year 1, Transfer/Advanced Entry) Applicant who has not completed a postgraduate degree (NFQ major award) previously:
Tuition Fee and Contribution Fee will be covered up to €6,270 by the Temporary Tuition Fee Support Scheme from the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
The HEI offering you a place will confirm if you are liable for the local Student Levy*.
An Erasmus Grant amounting to a stipend of €1,150 will also be available to you each month and you will no longer be entitled to social welfare supports for the duration of the academic year.
Updated Government advice on fees and funding will be published on gov.ie/ukraine