The following information will provide you with flowcharts, online application form & document checks for submitting an EU fee assessment to the Fees & Grants Office.
 

The following flowcharts provide a guide to student eligibility:    

Please note that once assessed your fee status will not be re-assessed for the duration of your course.  A further assessment may be permitted from a UG to PG registration, please contact the Fees & Grants Office to discuss.
 

Who should apply for an EU fee assessment?

If you fall under the conditions below, you can submit an application to the F&G Office for assessment. 

  • I am an EU citizen but my place of birth is outside of the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation/United Kingdom.
  • I am an EU citizen, living 3 of the last 5 years outside of the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation/United Kingdom but I have completed 5 years of primary/secondary education in the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation/United Kingdom.
  • I am a non-EU citizen but I have been living and working within the EU for 3 of the last 5 years (please see the definitions below).
  • I am a child/spouse of non-EU diplomatic staff based in the EU.
  • I am a child/spouse of Irish State Official, and comparable EU/EEA/Swiss State official, who reside outside the EU on diplomatic or consular mission.
  • I am in the asylum process for 3 of the last 5 years.

 How do I apply for an EU fee assessment? 

You will need to complete the relevnat online Fees & Grants Office form + forward all supporting documentation.   Incomplete applications will be rejected and you maybe required to commence the process from the beginning.

  • If you are Under 23 years of age - online application form available here under 23  - please also refer to this checklist below to ensure you submit a complete application.
  • If you are Over 23 years of age - online application form available here over 23  - please also refer to this checklist below to ensure you submit a complete application. 
  • If you are in the asylum process and Under 23 years of age - online application form available here under 23  - please also refer to this checklist below to ensure you submit a complete application.
  • If you are in the asylum process and Over 23 years of age - online application form available here over 23 -  please also refer to this checklist below to ensure you submit a complete application.

The Department of Education and Skills requested the HEA bring the below information in relation to the Free Fees Scheme to attention - in terms of higher education, notwithstanding Brexit, UK students will retain an EU fee status once students meet all other criteria as set out in the Free Fees Initiative.

  • Students with UK nationality will continue to be eligible under the nationality criteria of the free fees scheme;
  • UK residency will continue to contribute towards fulfilling the ordinarily resident criteria of the scheme.

Further information in regard to a student's eligibility to EU tuition fees is available from the relevant section on studentfinance.ie.