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Fees, Charges & Grants

Overview

MIC campuses, Limerick and Thurles, are closed until further notice.
Payments can continue to be made as normal via the student portal, automated phone line or by bank transfer, however, please expect slight delays with balances being updated on your student portal.
Unfortunately you cannot contact the fees team by phone during this time. Should you have any queries please email the fees team at studentfees@mic.ul.ie and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please check the FAQ section of the MIC website regularly for updates.

    Contact us

    Pay fees: www.si.ul.ie

    Fees queries: studentfees@mic.ul.ie

    Grants queries: studentgrants@mic.ul.ie

    Automated 24/7 payment line: +353 61 529092. 

    Fees office reception: +353 61 204312

     

    The Fees Office is located in G05, Foundation Building in the Limerick Campus.

     

     

    Contact
    Fees Office Reception
    +353 61 204312

    Grants

    Students apply for a grant through Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) and if they meet certain criteria, they may be eligible for full or partial financial support.

    Before applying at www.susi.ie, the body encourages students to review the criteria carefully.

    Scholarships & Awards

    Mary Immaculate College has a range of initiatives for incoming students, to provide financial and academic support. These include entrance and sports scholarships, and CAO concessions. Once students have been accepted to/are attending the College, there are bursaries and awards for undergraduates and postgraduates to provide financial and practical assistance and aid them in pursuing further study. Some schemes are specific to, and funded by, MIC while others are funded by the Irish Government and the EU.

    For further information please visit https://www.mic.ul.ie/study-at-mic/scholarships

    Contact

    If you have queries about grants, please email: studentgrants@mic.ul.ie

    Paying your fees

     

    Full instructions here: Fee Payment Methods.

     

    Fees can be paid by any of the following methods:

    Option 1. Logging on to the Student Administration Portal: www.si.ul.ie

    Option 2: Through a 24/7 automated phone line on 061-529092. 

    Option 3: Bank transfer 

    International Students pay here: https://mic.paytostudy.com/

    Cash payments are not accepted and only the above methods must be used.

     

    Regardless of whom the fee payer is, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to ensure fees are paid in accordance with MIC Fee Regulations.  

     

    • First instalment of course fees due: 04 September 2020
    • Second instalment of course fees due: 15 January 2021

    All fees due to the College must be paid by the prescribed payment dates. It is the responsibility of the student to familiarise themselves with the MIC Fee Regulations and payment dates in relation to student fees. Reminders will normally be issued but it is the obligation of each student to ensure timely payment of fees.  All registered students have access to their fee records and statements at all times in www.si.ul.ie.

    Students who find themselves in financial difficulties in relation to fee payments should immediately contact the Fees Office who will advise them of the supports which may be available to them.

    Students with outstanding fees at the end of any semester will not receive their examination results nor be allowed access to register for the following;

    • Academic session.
    • Student ID Cards may be deactivated in the case of overdue fees.
    • Postgraduate Students in receipt of supervision may have access to that supervision suspended.
    • Students may not receive information regards conferring ceremonies and will not be allowed to graduate until all outstanding debts to the College have been cleared.

    For more information, please see the Student Handbook.

    Brexit

    Mary Immaculate College & Brexit

    The separation between the United Kingdom and the rest of the European Union will have far reaching consequences and while there is still a lot of uncertainty until negotiations are complete, it’s important for you to be aware of how Brexit may impact you as a stakeholder of Mary Immaculate College.

    This notification wishes to inform students, potential students, staff and others of the latest practical advice issued by the Irish Government for students from Ireland going to the UK and vice versa. All information about Brexit is subject to change as the governments and European Commission negotiations continue. The following information is therefore intended as guidance only and is subject to change.

    For further information on this topic, please visit the Government of Ireland’s website at: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/869e17-studying/  

      Higher Education

      After Brexit, Irish students will continue to be able to study in the UK and British students will be able to study in Ireland.

      Applications:

      For those wanting to study in the UK, applications for higher education places in the UK will continue to be made using current systems.

      For those wanting to study in Ireland, the Central Applications Office and State Examinations Commission are working with UK counterparts to ensure smooth continuity of the applications process. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

      Fees:

      Irish students will still be eligible for the same rate of fees as British students in the UK. British students will still be eligible for the same fee structures as EU students in Ireland. Should you pursue your study in the United Kingdom, your fees will be set at the EU level for the 2019/ 2020 academic year, and will continue on that basis for the duration of the programme for which you have registered. The position will be reviewed in advance of the 2020/2021 academic year.

      Student Supports:

      Each year, about 1,500 students from Ireland studying in the UK and circa 200 British citizens studying in Ireland, qualify for Irish Government grant support (SUSI). After Brexit, the usual SUSI grant rules will continue to apply for UK and Irish students.

      The Irish Government is introducing legislation to ensure that these arrangements can continue to apply to eligible Irish students studying in the UK, as well as the payment of SUSI grants to UK students in Irish higher education institutions.

      For further information on this topic, please visit the Government of Ireland’s website at: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/869e17-studying/  

       

      The HEA (Higher Education Authority) issued the following notice in respect of fees treatment of UK students in Ireland: 

      On Friday the 11th January 2019, the Department of Education and Skills announced that eligible UK students who enrol for eligible courses for the 2019/20 academic year in a third level college recognised for the purposes of free fees and student grant purposes, would be eligible to avail of the Department’s Free Fees and Student Grant schemes. This included the student contribution fee for Irish and EU citizens which currently stands at €3,000. It was noted that the position would be reviewed in advance of the 2020/2021 academic year.

      A Memo of Understanding (MoU) on the Common Travel Area (CTA) was signed between Ireland and the UK in May 2019. The MoU acknowledged the importance of education noting that “the CTA affords Irish and British citizens the right of access to all levels of education and training, and associated student support in each other’s State on terms no less favourable than those for citizens of that State.”

      In terms of higher education, this means that notwithstanding Brexit, UK students will still be eligible for the same fee structures as EU students in Ireland. For the free fees initiative, 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.

      HEA website: https://hea.ie

       

      Erasmus+ Programme

      The EU Erasmus+ 2014-2020 programme provides funding for a range of international education and training projects, including student and staff mobility and exchanges, job shadowing, teaching assignments, and strategic partnerships between organisations.

      The programme will continue to operate fully for Ireland and the EU Member States. The future participation of the UK in the Erasmus+ Programme is being considered in the context of the overall negotiations between the EU and the UK.

      In the event of a no deal Brexit, the EU has prepared legislation which will come into effect automatically to ensure that students who are currently ‘on Erasmus’ in UK institutions will be permitted to complete their placement without interruption. This also applies to UK students studying in EU Member States.

      The EU Commission has also published a helpful factsheet that covers this topic.

      For further information on this topic, please visit:

      • Overview
      • Fees
      • Grants
      • Paying your fees
      • Brexit
      • Regulations & Registration