1916 Bursary for Students

The 1916 Bursary for students entering higher education in September 2020 is now open for applications.

Funded by the Department of Education and Skills for eligible students in 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); and University College Dublin (UCD).

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 be 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 DEASP means-tested Social Welfare payment
  • Ethnic Minorities
  • Refugees

In 2020–2021, 8 bursaries of €5,000 per annum for the duration of a student's undergraduate degree are available at UCD.

Applications are invited from students entering higher education in September 2020, for full or part-time degree programme of greater than two years duration.

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