1916 Bursary



Application for the 1916 Bursary for the 2020-2021 academic year is now closed


What is the 1916 Bursary Fund?

The 1916 Bursary Fund was established by the Department of Education and Skills. The purpose of the Fund 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. All of the higher education institutions are awarding the Bursaries through regional clusters.


1916 Bursary Fund: South Cluster SOAR Project
The South Cluster is comprised of 5 higher education institutions: Munster Technological University, Institute of Technology Carlow, University College Cork, and Waterford Institute of Technology. The bursary fund will be administered through the South Cluster’s SOAR Project. The SOAR Project is an inter-institutional Access initiative funded under the Programme for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Fund. The South Cluster have a total of 35 bursaries available to award to students applying to these higher education institutions. 


What is the value of a 1916 Bursary?
Each student who is awarded the 1916 Bursary Fund will receive a bursary to the amount of €5,000 per annum for the normal duration of a full-time undergraduate programme. A bursary will be awarded for the normal duration of a part-time undergraduate course up to a maximum period of six years.     


1916 Bursary Fund Information Clinic

For detailed information about the 1916 Bursary, please download the following documents


Data Sharing

Data sharing arrangements will be in place between the participating South Cluster Higher Education Institutions, subject to data protection considerations.


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