1916 Bursary

The 1916 Bursary is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) and aims to encourage participation and success by students who are most socio-economically disadvantaged and from groups most under-represented in higher education.1916 Bursary funding logos

Leinster Pillar Cluster I Bursaries are awarded for eligible students in the following Higher Education Institutions: University College Dublin, National College of Art and Design, Marino Institute of Education, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Trinity College Dublin, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

Tier 1 bursaries are worth €5,000 per annum. Tier 2 bursaries are worth €2,000 per annum.

Prospective applicants to the 1916 Bursary Fund should check the application criteria on The 1916 Bursary website prior to commencing their application.

This website also features a 'Criteria Quick Check', which will allow prospective applicants to check their eligibility for the 1916 Bursary.

Applications for those who commenced their third level education in 2023 are now closed. Applications for those entering third level education in 2024 will open in autumn 2024.

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