We pride ourselves on keeping the cost of accessing courses to a minimum for students. Most students can secure funding assistance from various different sources and our admissions staff are available to offer advice to potential students.

You may be eligible for a Student Grant

Full-time learners may be eligible to apply for a Further Education grant, which is means tested. For more information and advice contact your local Education and Training Board (ETB) or visit or where applications can be made online.

You may attend MI and continue to receive Social Welfare

Two special schemes exist that may allow applicants who are receiving certain social welfare benefits to attend an approved full-time course and continue to receive payments.

  • Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS): This is a scheme operated to give unemployed people educational opportunities without losing their benefits. 
  • Back to Education Allowance Scheme (BTEA): The Department of Social Protection administer this scheme as one of its second chance educational opportunities for unemployed people, lone parents and people with disabilities. 

Find out more:

MI Financial Matters Guide
MI Academic Fees Listing for 2019/20
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