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Who is the 1916 Bursary for?

The 1916 Bursary is for first time entrants to Higher Education who are from one or more of the following priority groups:

What are the criteria?

Financial + Priority Group + College Entry = Eligible for consideration.

To see if you may be eligible to apply for a 1916 Bursary, please see the Criteria Quick Check page.

What are the College Entry criteria?

Applicants for the 1916 Bursary must:

  • Be a new entrant pursuing an undergraduate course and progressing to higher education for the first time
  • Have been a resident in the Irish State for three of the past five years
  • Be studying an approved full-time or part-time undergraduate course

What is the SUSI special rate?

There is a special rate of grant available for eligible students. The conditions you need to meet to qualify for this rate of grant are as follows:

What are the Priority Groups?

Eligible 1916 Bursary applicants must be from one or more of the following priority groups:

Who administers the 1916 Bursary?

All the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are awarding the Bursaries as regional clusters.

Regional Cluster Higher Education Institutions No. of Bursaries
Leinster Pillar 1University College Dublin; National College of Art and Design; Marino Institute of Education; Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology; Trinity College Dublin; Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.Tier 1- 51
Tier 2 - 20
MENDMaynooth University; Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) Midlands Campus; Dublin City University; and Dundalk Institute of Technology. Tier 1- 48
Tier 2 - 22
Mid WestUniversity of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College, Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) Midwest Campus.Tier 1- 41
Tier 2 - 15
SOARUniversity College Cork, Munster Technological University, South East Technological University.Tier 1- 47
Tier 2 - 28
TU DublinTechnological University of DublinTier 1 - 31
Tier 2 - 15
West North-WestUniversity of Galway, Atlantic Technological University Tier 1 - 35
Tier 2 - 15
Additional Information

For more information, visit the following links:

For more information, contact the Access Office in one of the participating colleges

What is the 1916 Bursary?

The 1916 Bursary is a financial award to encourage the participation and success of students from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education.

Can I apply?

To be eligible for a 1916 Bursary, all applicants must meet, Financial, Target Group and College Entry eligibility criteria.