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1916 Leaders and Learners Bursary

Applications for the 1916 Bursary Fund for the 2021-2022 academic year will be open in early September.

The 1916 Bursary is funded by the Department of Education and Skills. 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 education. Bursaries are awarded 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); the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI); and University College Dublin (UCD). The Bursary is administered by UCD on behalf of the other five institutions.

The bursary aims to provide support for economically disadvantaged students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education, including:

  • Socio-economic groups that have low participation in higher education (i.e. either eligible for the highest level of 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, students who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Irish Travellers
  • Entering on the basis of a further education award
  • Lone parents with a DESSP means-tested Social Welfare payment
  • Ethnic Minorities
  • Refugees

What's the value of the 1916 Bursary?

The following are the proposed allocation and conditions of the 1916 Bursary Awards for Academic Year 2021/22 in Leinster Pillar I. There are three different types of bursaries available:

  • Tier 1: €5,000 per year.
  • Tier 2: €2,000 per year.
  • Tier 3: Awardees will receive a once-off bursary of €1,500 for the academic year 2021-22 only (number TBC). This applies to both full and part-time students.

Tier 1 and Tier 2 bursaries will be also payable to students as they progress into postgraduate studies. This means that students already in receipt of the 1916 Bursary who are completing their undergraduate studies in 2020/21 will be entitled to continue to receive a bursary for postgraduate study.

Please click here to complete the- 1916 Bursary Application Form

Check out the applicants Guide for further advice on completing your application by clicking here