Irish Independent

Applicants must have spent at least three years living in Ireland before applying

Young asylum seekers no longer have to spend three years in the Irish school system in order to qualify for educational support at third level, the Government will announce.

The latest revision to the student grant scheme for young people in direct provision, to be announced today, means asylum seekers will no longer need to have completed the Leaving Cert or have spent three years in an Irish school to be able to apply for a student grant when moving into third level.

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