1916 Bursary Fund

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The 1916 Bursary Fund is managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS). The 1916 Bursary Fund was first announced by the Minister for Education and Skills on 30 December 2017 with the purpose of encouraging participation and success by students from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education.



Further information on the 1916 bursary fund, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, can be found at 1916bursary.ie. The Access Office in one of the Eligible Higher Education Institutions will also be able to provide further information. The eligible Higher Education Institutions can be found here.


Guidelines for Academic Year 2023/2024

This funding is being provided under strand 2 of PATH (Programme for Access to Higher Education).

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