The 1916 Bursary by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) is here again with a number of fantastic opportunities, offered to under-represented students in Ireland. This offer is aimed to support and motivate students from the most socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue higher education.
To apply for this award, there are some basic and important steps to be taken and here in this blog, all the detailed information you need is all simplified for easy understanding. Please kindly read to the end so you wouldn’t miss any detail.
Language Requirement: Not required
Gender: Male, Female
Number of Opportunity: 374
Eligible Region/Countries: All Countries
Medium of Instruction: English
Field of study: Several
Opportunity ID: 63741
Funding Type: Partially Funded
Duration: Study Program Length
The 1916 Bursary is a scholarship program offered in Ireland by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) for first-year students who are underrepresented in higher education.
This financial award aims to support and motivate students from the most socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue higher education. With a limited number of bursaries available, this award is open to all undergraduate students beginning their first year of study.
Details of the 1916 Bursary Fund for Under-Represented Students
Application Deadline: N/A
Application Status: Open
Funding Organization: Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS)
Funding Type: Partially-funded
Number of Positions: 374
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Eligible Countries: All Countries
Program Duration: Study Program Duration
Language Required: English
Benefits of the 1916 Bursary Fund for Under-Represented Students
Winning students will benefit from the 1916 Bursary Fund as follows:
- Tier One: 253 new entrant undergraduate students will benefit from €5,000 per annum for their studies.
- Tier Two: 121 new entrant undergraduate students will benefit from €2,000 per annum for their studies. This amount is for applicants who did not ultimately qualify for a Tier 1 bursary but met the 1916 bursary criteria.
- Tier Three: Tier three is a once-off bursary valued at €1,500. The number of beneficiaries depends on the remaining funding available to each cluster following the allocation of Tier 1 and 2 2 bursaries.
NOTE: Tier 1 and 2 bursaries are also available to students with outstanding undergraduate study progression to continue their postgraduate degrees. Please read the details on the PATH 2 HEA Guideline.
Applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria can apply for the 1916 Bursary Fund:
- Should be a student entering 1st year of their undergraduate full or part-time degree in the academic year. Students entering directly to year 2 of a program can also apply.
- Should prove an assessable household income of less than €24,500
- Candidates should be from one or more of the target groups: Socio-economically disadvantaged, qualify under Student Grant Scheme (SUSI) for the special rate of maintenance grant, socio-economically disadvantaged mature students who are 23 or older on 1 January of their year of entry to higher education, students with a disability, the Irish Traveller community members, the Roma community members, carers students confirmed by Department of Social Protection (DSP), lone or teen parents approved by Department of Social Protection (DSP), and migrants, refugees students or who are from ethnic minorities.
- Meet the college entry criteria: Be resident in the Irish State for three of the past five years, study full-time or part-time undergraduate course, and be a new entrant pursuing an undergraduate course.
- Meet additional criteria of the 1916 Bursary.
The following higher education intuitions participate in the 1916 Bursary:
- Atlantic Technological University Donegal Campus
- Atlantic Technological University Galway Mayo Campus
- Atlantic Technological University Sligo Campus
- Dublin City University
- Dundalk Institute of Technology
- Institute of Art Design and Technology
- Marino Institute of Education
- Mary Immaculate College
- Maynooth University
- Munster Technological University (Cork Campus)
- Munster Technological University (Kerry Campus)
- National College of Art and Design
- National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)
- RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences
- South East Technological University (SETU) Carlow Campus
- South East Technological University (SETU) Waterford Campus
- Technological University Dublin (City Campus)
- Technological University Dublin (Blanchardstown Campus)
- Technological University Dublin (Tallaght Campus)
- Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) Midlands Campus
- Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) Midwest Campus
- Trinity College Dublin
- University College Cork
- University College Dublin
- University of Limerick
How to Apply to the 1916 Bursary Fund for Under-Represented Students
- Applicants who wish to apply for the 1916 Bursary Fund should submit an online application by clicking Apply Now option.
- Please, read the guides and details carefully on the application page and complete all seven sections of the application form as follows:
- Privacy Notice and Consent to Share Personal Data
- Personal Information
- CAO number
- College Entry Criteria 8
- Financial Criteria
- Target Group
- Terms and Conditions
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