1916 Bursary Fund – Programme for Access to Higher Education



The 1916 Bursary Fund was announced by the Minister for Education and Skills on 30 December, 2017.  The purpose of this funding is to encourage participation and success by students from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education.

This funding will support the awarding of 200 new bursaries by higher education institutions to students for each of the next three academic years commencing in 2017-18.

Further to the Minister’s announcement the HEA are currently notifying higher education institutions of their funding allocation. Institutions are in the process of making preparations to invite applications for the new bursaries from students.

Application for bursaries will be made directly by students to higher education institutions. Further information on the application process will be available from the access office of the institution in which you are currently studying or intend studying in.

Press Release, 1916 Bursary Fund