Student Assistance Fund

As part of an initiative to tackles educational disadvantage, an ESF aided Student Assistance Fund has been made available to MTU by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. 

The Student Assistance Fund provides financial support to eligible full or part-time students of MTU Cork Campus who are experiencing financial difficulties. Students can apply for the Student Assistance Fund to help with either temporary or ongoing financial difficulties.

The Student Assistance Fund is designed to provide a source of financial support in addition to the SUSI grant, but student who are not in receipt of SUSI can also apply to be considered. 

The Student Assistance Fund is administered on a strictly confidential basis and each application will be considered on the basis of the application form and the supporting documentation provided.


General information regarding the SAF

Applicants must be students registered in MTU Cork Campus, participating on a third level course of not less than one-year duration leading to an under-graduate or post-graduate qualification.

  • Resources will be targeted at students most in need.
  • Only students who are registered (fees paid or have a payment arrangement in place with the MTU Cork Campus Fees Office) can apply for assistance from the Student Assistance Fund.
  • Student Contribution Fees or Tuition Fees are not supported via the SAF. 
  • International/non-EU fee paying students are not eligible to apply for the SAF. 
  • Applicants on the Back to Education Allowance, one parent families, students with experience of care and students with disabilities will also be considered.


Please be aware that if there are frequent transactions on your bank statement which are affiliated to gambling websites, or evidence of cryptocurrency transactions, this may impact negatively on your Student Assistance Fund application.

If you are concerned about gambling, please refer to Problem Gambling for further information or contact the MTU Cork Campus Student Counselling Service for support on


SUPPORTING DOCUMENTation is required for each application

Applications received without supporting financial documentation will not be assessed. 

Click on link below for full list of supporting documentation:

SAF supporting documents 


Opening and Closing Dates for 2023/2024 Academic Year 

Semester 1 SAF applications closed on 3rd of November 2024. 

Semester 2 SAF applications closed on 20th March 2024. 


Queries can be emailed to



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