I am still in Ireland and I am studying online, what do I get?
SEDA will give you a credit note for up to 12 weeks of tuition, based on the time that you have been studying online. The credit note will be calculated based on the number of face-to-face classes that you have missed due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Here is an example: If your course finish date is 15 May 2020, you will have missed 9 weeks of face-to-face classes. You will therefore get a credit note for 9 weeks.
My visa expired during the break, and I don’t wish to renew
If you are wondering how to add the remaining weeks to the end of your course as your visa will have expired, you will have to contact Immigration and request an extension to remain in Ireland in order to study during these weeks. It will be up to Immigration as to whether you will be granted a visa extension.
My visa expired during the school closure and I wish to renew. How do I apply my credit note?
You can apply your credit note as a discount on your renewal with SEDA or you can choose to add the weeks to your existing course.
I was on my last visa as an English Language student. How can I use my credit note?
If you are no longer able to renew as an English student in Ireland, you can transfer your credit to someone else, but credit notes cannot be used cumulatively. If you transfer the credit note to someone who already has one, this student will only be permitted to use one credit note.
I have requested my credit note. Should I keep studying online?
If you decide to stay in Ireland during the COVID-19 outbreak you must continue to study English online until your course is finished. If you are working full time during the COVID-19 emergency period, you must study online according to GNIB regulation. We ask you to show evidence of this by completing the Friday test each week.
You are not required to study during the holiday period at the end of your course.