1916 Bursary Fund

The 1916 Bursary is funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS). The purpose of this bursary is to encourage participation and success by students who are most socio-economically disadvantaged and who are from groups most under-represented in higher educations.

Bursaries are awarded for eligible students in the following Higher Education Institutions, which form the Leinster Pillar I Cluster: 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); RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences (RCSI); and University College Dublin (UCD).

Applicants to the 1916 Bursary Fund must be:

  • A new entrant pursuing an undergraduate course for the first time in the 2022–2023 academic year
  • Eligible for the Special Rate of SUSI grant (Family income of €24,500) and/or in receipt of a Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection means-tested payment
  • Have been a resident in the Irish State for three of the past five years
  • Be studying an approved full-time undergraduate course or part-time undergraduate course in one of the HEIs from the Leinster Pillar I cluster.

and be from one of the under-represented groups at 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

    If you do not meet all of the above criteria, you cannot be considered for a 1916 Bursary Award.

    2022–2023 application information and funding levels for the 1916 Bursary Fund will be announced in due course.

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