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Northern Ireland - Apply for Travel Grant

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Applying Online

To easiest way to apply for a Student Finance is online. Creating an account can be completed in 10 minutes. LINK

You will need to enter your National Insurance number when you apply for a loan.

You can register online without your National Insurance number, but Student Finance Northern Ireland will need it before they can release a grant.

When you register youll be given a unique 11 digit Customer Reference Number. This is very important, youll need it every time you want to log into your account, and if you need to contact Student Finance Northern Ireland. You should make a note of it and keep it in a safe place.

Once youve registered and got your Customer Reference Number, password and secret answer youre ready to log into your account and start your application.

Applying using a paper form

You may also apply using a paper form, you can download the relevant forms from the 'Documents to Use' section.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Student Finance Northern Ireland

Telephone Enquiries

  • Phone: 0300 100 0077
  • Minicom: 0300 100 0625 You must have access to a Minicom device in order to use this service

Opening hours
Monday to Friday - 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 9.00 am to 4.00 pm


For further advice and information please contact the DSA Officer at your ELB.

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You may apply for a Travel Grant if you are attending:

  • a course in medicine or dentistry and you have to attend for clinical training at a place in the UK or Republic of Ireland other than your normal place of attendance; or
  • an educational institution outside the UK or for at least 50% of each term.

If you have claimed non income assessed support you will not be eligible to claim travel expenses.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


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Documents to Use[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Travel Grant: You can apply for a means tested grant towards reasonable costs for travel to and from:

  • the place in the UK or Republic of Ireland where your clinical training takes place for medical and dental students; or
  • the country you have to go to if you are studying abroad.

The amount of the grant for travel costs is equal to the amount you reasonably have to pay less the first 309 less any means tested household contribution. Your ELB will decide whether the costs you have to pay are reasonable.

If you have to go to a college outside the UK or Republic of Ireland, for at least 50% of the term and you have to take out medical insurance, you can also get help to cover the cost of the insurance. The grant for medical insurance is equal to the amount of the premium.

All assistance is income assessed and is paid directly to you.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Need for the Document[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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External Links[edit]

  • Student Finance Northern Ireland - Website:,1266398&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL#section1



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