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S.I. No. 304/2011 - Student Support Regulations 2011.

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Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 1st July, 2011.
I, RUAIRÍ QUINN, Minister for Education and Skills, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 4, 7, 8 and 14 of the Student Support Act 2011 (No. 4 of 2011), having consulted with the Higher Education Authority, and with the consent of the Minister for Finance, hereby make the following Regulations:—
Citation and commencement
1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Student Support Regulations 2011.
(2) These Regulations shall come into operation on 27 June 2011.
Interpretation
2. (1) In these Regulations—
“Act” means the Student Support Act 2011 (No. 4 of 2011);
“framework of qualifications” means the framework of qualifications established and maintained pursuant to section 7 of the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999 (No. 26 of 1999);
“postgraduate course” is a course leading to a major higher education and training award at Level 8 (Higher Diploma), Level 9 (Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree), Level 10 (Doctoral Degree) in the framework of qualifications, or equivalent awards;
“prior scheme” means the Higher Education Grants (HEG) Scheme made pursuant to the Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Acts 1968 to 1992 or the schemes administered by a Vocational Education Committee, namely the Vocational Education Committees (VEC) Scholarship Scheme, the Third Level Maintenance Grants Scheme for Trainees (TLT) and the Maintenance Grants Scheme for Students attending Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses;
“undergraduate course” means a course leading to a major higher education and training award at Level 6 (Higher Certificate), Level 7 (Ordinary Bachelor Degree), Level 8 (Honours Bachelor Degree) in the framework of qualifications, or equivalent awards, other than a course known for the time being as a post-leaving certificate course.
(2) A word or expression which is used in these Regulations and which is also used in the Act has, unless the context otherwise requires, the same meaning in these Regulations as it has in the Act.
(3)(a) A reference in these Regulations to a Regulation is to a Regulation of these Regulations, unless it is indicated that reference to some other Regulations is intended.
(b) A reference in these Regulations to a paragraph or subparagraph is to the paragraph or subparagraph of the provision in which the reference occurs, unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended.
(c) A reference in these Regulations to a Schedule is to a Schedule to these Regulations, unless it is indicated that reference to some other Regulations is intended.
Approved institutions
3. (1) The institutions listed in Schedule 1 are “approved institutions” under section 7(1)(a) to (d) of the Act.
(2) The institutions listed in Schedule 2 are prescribed as “approved institutions” for the purposes of section 7(1)(f) and (2) of the Act.
Approved courses
4. The following courses are prescribed as “approved courses” for the purposes of section 8(1)(c) of the Act—
(a) full-time courses, known as “post-leaving certificate courses”—
(i) that take not less than one year to complete;
(ii) that are provided by an approved institution that comes within the terms of section 7(1)(d) of the Act and listed in Part D of Schedule 1;
(iii) that are approved for funding by the Minister as post-leaving certificate courses; and
(iv) on the successful completion of which, a student is awarded a major education and training award which is a recognised qualification that is not at a lower level than Level 5 in the framework of qualifications;
(b) the following full-time undergraduate courses, on the successful completion of which a student is awarded a major higher education and training award which is a recognised qualification pursuant to the framework of qualifications—
(i) a course that takes not less than two years to complete and is provided by an approved institution that comes within the terms of section 7(1)(a), (b) or (c) of the Act and is listed in Part A, B or C of Schedule 1;
(ii) a course at Level 6 in the framework of qualifications that takes one year to complete and is provided by an approved institution that comes within the terms of section 7(1)(b) or (c) of the Act and is listed in Part B or C of Schedule 1;
(iii) a course that takes not less than two years to complete and is provided by an approved institution listed in Part A of Schedule 2;
(iv) a course that takes not less than two years to complete and is listed in Part B of Schedule 2, along with the approved institution providing it;
(v) a course, known for the time being as an “add-on course”, that is provided by an approved institution that comes within the terms of section 7(1)(a), (b) or (c) of the Act and is listed in Part A, B or C of Schedule 1 and that takes—
(I) one year to complete and allows persons to progress to an undergraduate course leading to a qualification at Level 7 in the framework of qualifications, or
(II) a minimum of one year to complete and allows persons to progress to an undergraduate course leading to a qualification at Level 8 in the framework of qualifications;
(vi) a course, known for the time being as an “add-on course”, that is provided by an approved institution listed in Part A of Schedule 2 and that takes—
(I) one year to complete and allows persons to progress to an undergraduate course leading to a qualification at Level 7 in the framework of qualifications, or
(II) a minimum of one year to complete and allows persons to progress to an undergraduate course leading to a qualification at Level 8 in the framework of qualifications;
(vii) a course, known for the time being as an “add-on course”, that is listed in Part B of Schedule 2, along with the approved institution providing it, and that takes—
(I) one year to complete and allows persons to progress to an undergraduate course leading to a qualification at Level 7 in the framework of qualifications, or
(II) a minimum of one year to complete and allows persons to progress to an undergraduate course leading to a qualification at Level 8 in the framework of qualifications;
(viii) a course, known for the time being as an “accelerated technician programme”, that takes eighteen months to complete and is provided by an approved institution that comes within the terms of section 7(1)(b) of the Act and listed in Part B of Schedule 1;
(c) a full-time undergraduate course that—
(i) takes not less than 2 years to complete;
(ii) is provided by an approved institution in a Member State other than the State that comes within the terms of section 7(1)(e) of the Act; and
(iii) leads to a major higher education and training qualification that is recognised—
(I) in a manner, provided for by the laws of the Member State, that corresponds to the arrangements, procedures and systems of the framework of qualifications, or
(II) otherwise in accordance with the laws of the Member State.
(d) the following full-time postgraduate courses in the State, on the successful completion of which a student is awarded a major higher education and training award which is a recognised qualification pursuant to the framework of qualifications—
(i) a course that takes not less than one year to complete and is provided by an approved institution that comes within the terms of section 7(1)(a), (b) or (c) of the Act and listed in Part A, B or C of Schedule 1;
(ii) a course that takes not less than one year to complete and is provided by an approved institution listed in Part A of Schedule 2;
(iii) a course that takes not less than one year to complete and is listed in Part B of Schedule 2, along with the approved institution providing it;
(e) a full-time postgraduate course that—
(i) takes not less than one year to complete;
(ii) is provided by an approved institution that comes within the terms of section 7(1)(e) of the Act and is situated in Northern Ireland;
(iii) is listed in Schedule 3; and
(iv) leads to a major higher education and training qualification that is recognised—
(I) in a manner, provided for by the laws of Northern Ireland, that corresponds to the arrangements, procedures and systems of the framework of qualifications, or
(II) otherwise in accordance with the laws of Northern Ireland; and
(f) a course approved under this paragraph which was a course approved under a prior scheme for the 2010/11 academic year shall be taken to be a course, on the successful completion of which a student is awarded a recognised qualification within the meaning of paragraph 4(a)(iv), (b) and (d).
Prescribed students
5. (1) The following family members are prescribed as “students”, for the purposes of section 14(1)(d) of the Act—
(a) a person who is a family member of a person referred to in section 14(1)(a) of the Act and has permission to remain in the State as a family member of such person under the provisions of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons Regulations) 2006 and 2008 and Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004; and
(b) a person who has permission to remain in the State—
(i) by virtue of marriage to, or a civil partnership with, an Irish national residing in the State, or
(ii) as a dependent child of a person coming within clause (i);
(2) The following classes of persons are prescribed as “students” for the purposes of section 14(1)(e)(ii) of the Act—
(a) a person who has been granted humanitarian leave to remain in the State prior to the coming into operation of the Immigration Act 1999 (No. 22 of 1999); and
(b) a person in respect of whom the Minister for Justice and Equality has granted permission to remain following a determination not to make a deportation order under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (No. 22 of 1999).
Regulations 3 and 4.
Schedule 1Approved institutions
PART A
National University of Ireland, Dublin
National University of Ireland, Cork
National University of Ireland, Galway
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin City University
University of Limerick
PART B
Athlone Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown
Institute of Technology, Carlow
Cork Institute of Technology
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Limerick Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology, Sligo
Institute of Technology, Tallaght
Institute of Technology, Tralee
Waterford Institute of Technology
PART C
Dublin Institute of Technology
PART D
PLC School Name
Coláiste Eoin, Hacketstown, Co. Carlow
Vocational School, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Muinebheag Vocational School, Co. Carlow
Community School, Tullow, Co. Carlow
Cavan College of Further Studies, Main Street, Cavan
Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
St. Josephs Secondary School, Spanish Point, Co. Clare
Ennis Community College, Harmony Row, Ennis, Co. Clare
Vocational School, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
St. John Boscos Community College, Cahercon, Kildysart, Co. Clare
St. Patricks Comprehensive School, Shannon, Co. Clare
Community School, Kilrush, Co. Clare
Deerpark CBS, St. Patricks Road, Cork
Nagle Community College, Mahon, Blackrock, Cork
Cork College of Commerce, Morrisons Island, Cork
St. Johns Central College, Sawmill Street, Cork
Coláiste Stiofain Naofa, Tramore Road, Cork
Terence McSwiney Community College, Knocknaheeny, Cork
St. Brogans College, Bandon, Co. Cork
Further Education Centre, Bandon Road, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí, Bantry, Co. Cork
Community College, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Community College, Carrignafoy, Cobh, Co. Cork
Coláiste on Chraóibhin, Fermoy, Co. Cork
Davis College, Annabella, Mallow, Co. Cork
McEgan College, Macroom, Co. Cork
St. Fanahans College, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork
St. Colmans Community College, Midleton, Co. Cork
Mannix College, Charleville, Co. Cork
Rossa College, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Schull Community College, Schull, Co. Cork
Maria Immaculate Community College, Dunmanway, Co. Cork
Kinsale Community School, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Vocational School, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal
St. Catherines Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. Donegal
Magh Ene College, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Community School, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Senior College, Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Dun Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Sallynoggin College of Further Education, Pearse Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
St. Marys College of Deaf Education, Dominican Convent, Cabra, Dublin 7
Coláiste Eanna, Cabra, Dublin 7
St. Kevins College, Clogher Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12
Crumlin College of Further Studies, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12
Coláiste Ide, College of Further Studies, Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
Ringsend Technical Institute, Cambridge Road, Ringsend, Dublin 4
Inchicore College of Further Studies, Emmet Road, Dublin 8
Killester College, Collins Avenue East, Dublin 5
Kylemore College, Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
Marino College, 14-20 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin 3
Rathmines College of Further Education, Town Hall, Dublin 6
Ballsbridge College of Further Education, Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4
Pearse College, Clogher Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12
Plunkett College, Swords Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9
Whitehall College of Further Education, Swords Road, Dublin 9
Liberties College, Bull Alley Street, Liberties, Dublin 8
Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10
Coláiste Dhulaigh, Clonshaugh Road, Coolock, Dublin 17
Grange Community College, Grange Road, Donaghmede, Dublin 13
Deansrath Community College, New Nangor Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Collinstown Park Community College, Rowlagh, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
St. Kevins Community College, Fonthill Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
College of Further Education, Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Stillorgan College of Further Education, Old Dublin Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Greenhills College, Limekiln Avenue, Greenhills, Dublin 12
Mount Seskin Community College, Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Community School, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
Community School, The Donaghies, Streamville Road, Dublin 13
St. Marks Community School, Fortunestown Lane, Tallaght, Dublin 24
St. Aidans Community School, Brookfield, Tallaght, Dublin 24
St. Tiernans Community School, Parkvale, Sandyford, Dublin 16
Presentation Secondary School, Presentation Road, Galway
Mean Scoil Mhuire, Newtownsmith, Galway
Galway Technical Institute, Fr. Griffin Road, The Claddagh, Galway
Community College, Moneenageisha, Galway
Coláiste Mhuire, Ballygar, Co. Galway
St. Cuans College, Castleblakeney, Ballinasloe, Co Galway
Vocational School, Athenry, Co. Galway
St. Brigids Vocational School, Loughrea, Co. Galway
Coláiste an Chreagáin, Mountbellew, Co Galway
St. Killians Vocational School, New Inn, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Archbishop McHale College, Tuam, Co. Galway
Scoil Phobail Mhic Dara, Carna, Co. Galway
Clifden Community School, Clifden, Co. Galway
Community School, Portumna, Co. Galway
Community School, Dunmore, Co. Galway
Glenamaddy Community School, Co. Galway
St. Josephs Secondary School, Ballybunion, Co Kerry
Killarney Community College, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Community College, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
Community College, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Causeway Comprehensive School, Causeway, Co. Kerry
Tralee Community College, Clash, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Coláiste na Sceilge, Caherciveen, Co. Kerry
St. Brigids Post Primary School, Carlow Road, Athy, Co. Kildare
Curragh Post Primary School, Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare
St. Conleths Vocational School, Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
Confey College, Riverforest, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Pipers Hill College, Kilashee, Naas, Co. Kildare
St. Farnans Post Primary School, Prosperous, Co. Kildare
St. Brigids College, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
Scoil Aireagail, Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny
Duiske College, Graighnamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Coláiste Mhuire, Johnston, via Thurles, Co. Kilkenny
Kilkenny City Vocational School, New Street, Kilkenny
Coláiste Cois Súire, Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny
Grennan College, Ladywell Street, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Community School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Further Education Centre, Mountrath Road, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois
Mountmellick Further Education Centre, Harbour Street, Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Portlaoise Vocational School & Senior College, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Carrigallen Vocational School, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim
Lough Allen College, Drumkeerin, Co. Leitrim
Drumshanbo Vocational School, Co. Leitrim
Mohill Community College, Mohill, Co Leitrim
Carrick-on-Shannon Community School, Co. Leitrim
Presentation Secondary School, Convent of Mercy, Sexton Street, Limerick
Limerick College of Further Education, Mulgrave Street, Limerick
Coláiste Mhuire, Askeaton, Co. Limerick
Desmond College, Vocational School, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick
St. Michaels Community College, Cappamore, Co. Limerick
Coláiste Chiarain, Croom, Co. Limerick
Community College, Dromcollogher, Rathluirc, Co. Limerick
Coláiste Iosaef, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick
Vocational School, Ballymahon, Co. Longford
Ardscoil Phádraig, Longford Road, Granard, Co. Longford
Community College, Lanesboro, Co. Longford
Temple Michael College, Templemichael, Longford
Drogheda Institute of Further Education, The Twenties, Drogheda, Co. Louth
OFiach College, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Our Ladys Secondary Schoool, Belmullet, Co. Mayo
Sancta Maria College, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo
Scoil Muire & Padraig, Swinford, Co. Mayo
Sacred Heart School, Westport, Co. Mayo
Moyne College, Ballina, Co. Mayo
St. Brendans College, Belmullet, Co. Mayo
Coláiste Pobail Acla, Achill Sound, Westport, Co. Mayo
St. Tiernans College, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
Coláiste Chomáin, Ros Dumach, Béal an Átha, Co. Mhaigh Eo
Carrowbeg College, Westport, Co. Mayo
Castlebar College of Further Studies, Newtown, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Ballyhaunis Community School, Knock Road, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo
St. Louis Community School, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo
St. Peters College, Dunboyne, Co. Meath
St. Olivers Post Primary School, Oldcastle, Co. Meath
Beaufort College, Trim Road, Navan, Co Meath
Boyne Community School, Trim, Co. Meath
Monaghan Institute of Further Education & Training, Armagh Road, Co. Monaghan
Coláiste Naomh Cormac, Kilcormac, Co. Offaly
Oaklands Community College, Sr. Senan Avenue, Edenderry, Co. Offaly
Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Banagher Community College, Coláiste na Sionna, Banagher, Co. Offaly
Vocational School, Lisnamult, Roscommon
Abbey Community College, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
Castlerea Community School, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Coláiste Mhuire, Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
Mercy College, Chapel Hill, Sligo
Corran College, Ballymote, Co. Sligo
North Connaught College, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo
Ballinode College, Ballinode, Sligo
St. Josephs College, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Vocational School, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
St. Josephs College, Newport, Co. Tipperary
St. Sheelans College, Templemore, Co. Tipperary
Gairm Scoil Mhuire, Castlemeadows, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Coláiste Phobail Roscré, Corville Road, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
Central Technical Institute, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Scoil Ruain, Killenuale, Co. Tipperary
St. Ailbes School, Tipperary Town
Coláiste Dún Iascaigh, Cashel Road, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Waterford College of Further Education, Parnell Street, Waterford
St. Pauls Community College, Browns Road, Waterford City
Scoil Na Bráithre, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Coláiste Chathail Naofa, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
St. Josephs College, Summerhill, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Castlepollard Community College, Co. Westmeath
Columba College, Killucan, Co. Westmeath
Mullingar Community College, Millmount Road, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Moate Business College, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Coláiste Abbain, Adamstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Bridgetown Vocational College, Bridgetown, Co. Wexford
Bunclody Vocational College, Irish Street, Co. Wexford
Enniscorthy Vocational College, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Vocational College, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Wexford Vocational School, Westgate, Wexford
Ramsgrange Community School, Ramsgrange, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Gorey Community School, Gorey, Co. Wexford
Arklow Community College, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Scoil Chonglais, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow
Bray Institute of Further Education, Novara Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
St. Kevins Community College, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow
Regulations 3 and 4.
Schedule 2Approved institutions and courses
PART A
National College of Art & Design, Dublin
National College of Ireland, Dublin
Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin
Coláiste Mhuire, Marino, Dublin
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
St. Angelas College, Lough Gill, Sligo
St. Patricks College of Education, Drumcondra, Dublin
Froebel College of Education, Sion Hill, Dublin
Tipperary Rural & Business Development Institute (Tipperary Institute)
PART B
Pontifical University of Maynooth
In respect of the following undergraduate courses:
- Hons. Bachelor Degree in Theology [3 years]
- Hons. Bachelor Degree in Theology and Arts [3 years]
- Hons. Bachelor Degree in Theology & Arts International [4 years]
In respect of the following postgraduate courses:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Communication & Development[1 year]
- MA Degree in Theology [2 years]
- Doctoral Degree of PhD in Theology [3 years]
Shannon College of Hotel Management
In respect of the following undergraduate courses:
- BComm (Hons) combined with NUI Diploma in International Hotel Management [4 years]
- B.B.S.(Hons.) in International Hotel Management [4 years]
St Patrick’s College, Thurles
In respect of the following undergraduate courses:
- BA (Hons) in Education, Business Studies & Religious Studies Programme [4 years]
- BA (Hons) in Education, Irish & Religious Studies [4 years]
Mater Dei Institute of Education
In respect of the following undergraduate courses:
- Bachelor of Religious Education [4 years]
- BA in Irish Studies & Religious Studies [3 years]
In respect of the following postgraduate courses:
- Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies [1 year]
- MA in School Chaplaincy & Pastoral Work [1 year]
- MA in Healthcare Chaplaincy [2 years]
- MA in Theology [1 year]
- MA in Poetry [1 year]
- MA in Religion & Education [1 year]
- MA in Religious Education (Primary) [1 year]
- MA Education (Research) [2 years]
- MA English (Research) [2 years]
- MA History (Research) [2 years]
- MA Irish Studies (Research) [2 years]
- MA Music (Research) [2 years]
- MA Religious Education (Research) [2 years]
- MA Philosophy (Research) [2 years]
- MA Theology (Research) [2 years]
- PhD Education (Research) [3 years]
- PhD English (Research) [3 years]
- PhD History (Research) [3 years]
- PhD Irish Studies (Research) [3 years]
- PhD Music (Research) [3 years]
- PhD Religious Education (Research) [3 years]
- PhD Philosophy (Research) [3 years]
- PhD Theology (Research) [3 years]
All Hallows College, Drumcondra
In respect of the following undergraduate courses:
- BA (Hons) in Theology & Philosophy [4 years]
- BA (Hons) in Theology & Psychology [4 years]
- BA (Hons) in Theology & English Literature [4 years]
In respect of the following postgraduate courses:
- Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Leadership and Pastoral Care [1 year]
- MA in Pastoral Studies by Research [2 years]
- Master of Arts in Humanities (Research) [2 years]
- MA in Management Community and Voluntary Services [1 year]
- MA in Christian Spirituality [2 years]
- MA in Applied Christian Spirituality [2 years]
- PhD in Humanities by Research [3 years]
Carlow College (St. Patricks)
In respect of the following undergraduate courses:
- Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care [2 years]
- BA (Ordinary) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care [1 year add-on]
- BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care [1 year add-on]
- BA (Ordinary) in Humanities {Philosophy, Theology and Arts}[3 years]
- BA (Hons) in Humanities {Philosophy, Theology and Arts}[4 years]
- BA (Hons) in Citizenship and Community Studies [4 years]
- BA (Hons) in English and History [4 years]
- BA (Hons) in Theology [3 years]
In respect of the following postgraduate courses:
- MA English by Research [2 years]
- MA Philosophy by Research [2 years]
- MA History by Research [2 years]
- MA Religion/Theology by Research [2 years]
Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin
In respect of the following postgraduate courses:
- MA in Supervisory Practice for Ministry [2 years]
- MA by Research [2 years]
- MA in Biblical Studies [2 years]
- PhD by Research [4 years]
- Doctor of Ministry [4 years]
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
In respect of the following undergraduate courses:
- NUI Degree of MB(Hons), BCH, BAO, LRCP, SI [5 years]
- NUI Degree of MB (Hons), BCH, BAO, LRCP, SI [6 years]
- NUI Degree BSc (Hons) in Pharmacy [4 years]
- BSc in Physiotherapy (NUI Award) [4 years]
In respect of the following postgraduate courses:
- NUI Postgraduate PhD [3 years]
- NUI Postgraduate MD [2 years]
- NUI Postgraduate MSc [1 year]
Kimmage Development Studies Centre
In respect of the following undergraduate courses:
- BA in Development Studies [2 years]
In respect of the following postgraduate courses:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies [1 year]
- MA in Development Studies [1 year]
Montessori College, (A.M.I.) Milltown
In respect of the following undergraduate courses:
- Montessori Teaching Diploma
• Part 1: Early Childhood (3 to 6 year olds) [Year 1 and 2]
• Part 2: Primary (6 to 12 year olds) [Year 3]
St. Nicholas Montessori College
In respect of the following undergraduate courses:
- BA in Montessori Education [3 years]
- BA (Hons) in Montessori Education [1 year]
In respect of the following postgraduate course:
- Higher Diploma in Arts in Early Childhood Montessori Education [1year]
The Honourable Society of Kings Inns
In respect of the following postgraduate course:
- Barrister-at-Law Degree [1year].
The Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place
In respect of the following postgraduate course:
- Professional Practice Course (PPC)
• Part I
• Part II
Regulation 4.
Schedule 3
Approved Postgraduate Courses in Northern Ireland
Queen’s University, Belfast
Full-time postgraduate course of not less than one year duration
University of Ulster
Full-time postgraduate course of not less than one year duration
St Mary’s College of Education, Belfast
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Irish Medium)
Stranmillis College, Belfast
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
The Minister for Finance consents to the making of the foregoing Regulations.
GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for Finance,
27 June 2011.
MICHAEL NOONAN,
Minister for Finance.
GIVEN under my Official Seal,
27 June 2011.
RUAIRÍ QUINN,
Minister for Education and Skills.
EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation).
These Regulations are made pursuant to powers conferred on the Minister for Education and Skills under the Student Support Act 2011 . They prescribe “approved institutions”, “approved courses” and “classes of persons” for the purposes of that Act.
These Regulations may be cited as the Student Support Regulations 2011.

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