1916 'Leaders and Learners' Bursary

The RCSI 1916 ‘Leaders and Learners’ Bursary aims to provide support for economically disadvantaged students from groups traditionally under-represented in higher education, including: 

  • Socio-economic groups that have low participation in higher education (i.e. either eligible for the highest level of Student University Support Ireland (SUSI) or in receipt of a Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) means-tested social welfare payment)

  • First-time mature students

  • Students with a disability, particularly students with a physical/mobility impairment or students with a sensory disability, students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and students who are blind or visually impaired

  • Irish Travellers

  • Students entering on the basis of a further education award

  • Lone parents with a DEASP means-tested social welfare payment

  • Ethnic minorities

  • Refugees

In 2021, three bursaries of €5,000 per annum (to a maximum value of €20,000) are available to first-time undergraduate students entering RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences via the CAO in September 2021. Funds will be distributed to students over four years of the undergraduate programmes in Medicine, Pharmacy or Physiotherapy. 

An application link for the 1916 ‘Leaders and Learners’ Bursary will be available in June 2021. Should you have any queries in the meantime, please contact RCSI1916bursary@rcsi.ie

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The 1916 ‘Leaders and Learners’ Bursary is funded by the Department of Education and Skills for eligible students in the following Higher Education Institutions: Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire (IADT); National College of Art and Design (NCAD); Marino Institute of Education (MIE); Trinity College Dublin (TCD); University College Dublin (UCD); and RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences. 

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