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What further education funding is available in Northern Ireland?

By David Malcolm

Friday 12 April 2013 Further education

Here’s a guide to the further education funding that’s available from the government if you normally live in Northern Ireland. The funding that’s available depends on your age.

Can I get further education funding in Northern Ireland?

If you normally live in Northern Ireland, and you and your course are eligible, you may be able to get help from the government to fund your course of further education. For more details, see Can I get further education funding in the UK?

I’m between 16 and 19 years old – what funding is available for me?

If you’re between 16 and 19 years old when you start a course of further education, see I’m a student between 16 and 19 years old – what further education funding can I get in Northern Ireland?

I’m 19 years old or older – what funding is available for me?

If you’re 19 years old or older when you start a course of further education, see I’m a student aged 19 years old or older – what further education funding can I get in Northern Ireland?

Where else can I get funding?

As well as government funding for further education, you may be entitled to get support in the form of benefits. Also, you may able to get funding from sponsorship, charities or other sources. To find out more, see Alternative sources of student funding overview.

This information was updated in March 2013. NUS provides this information in good faith and has taken care to make sure it’s accurate. However, student finance issues can be complicated, and rules change frequently. You should contact the advice centre in your students' union, college or university for support if you’re uncertain or need more help.