NUI Maynooth students receive more grants than any other university in Ireland

A report published by the Irish Independent newspaper today shows that a higher rate of NUI Maynooth first year students receive grants than any of their counterparts around the country. University students are less likely to receive grants because of their economic backgrounds and many of these universities are based in large cities, which means a large portion of the students will be from the area and live from home while they study. 49% of first year students in Maynooth receive a grant, which compares very favourably to the 28% of first year students in University College Dublin and the 36% who are in receipt of a grant in Dublin City University. Trinity College has the worst record of students being approved for grants, with just 24% of first year students in receipt of one. Students in institutes of technology generally receive much more grant approvals, with Letterkenny recording the highest success rate of applications at 71%.

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