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Higher Education funding support


Higher Education funding support

You’ll have two main costs whilst studying at CAFRE – tuition fees and living expenses.

Tuition fees

At the time of printing our 2021 fees have not been confirmed, please refer to our website for up-to-date information. Different fees are charged, depending on your country of residence. (BSc in Agricultural Technology students are enrolled at Queen’s University Belfast and pay tuition fees set by Queen’s.)

What financial support is available?

If you’re normally a resident in Northern Ireland you can apply to Student Finance NI for financial support. Check out: which will give you all the details and help you find your local Education Authority for more assistance. The following is a short summary of the support available to eligible students;

Tuition Fee Loan

Non means-tested and available to cover your tuition fee costs. You start repaying the loan on completion of your studies, depending on your income. For more information on repayments go to:

Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant

You may be eligible for the Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant, dependant on your household income. Information can be found at studentfinanceni.

Maintenance Loan

Available to help with your living expenses and repayable on completion of studies. Although means-tested, all eligible students will get some loan. Information can be found at studentfinanceni.

Financial support

Funding for full-time students may be available if they meet eligibility criteria.

Higher Education

Student Finance NI provide financial support to Higher Education students in Northern Ireland.

Information on the full range of financial support available can be found at studentfinanceni.

Students from the ROI can find information on financial support on the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) website