Cookies on the Marino Institute of Education website

We use cookies on this website. By using this site, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the MIE Website Cookies Policy

1916 ‘Leaders and Learners’ Bursary 2019 – 2020


The Leinster Pillar 1 Cluster of Higher Education Institutions is delighted to invite applications for the 1916 ‘Leaders and Learners’ Bursary 2019 – 2020 from eligible students in the following Higher Education Institutions – Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire (IADT); National College of Art and Design (NCAD); Marino Institute of Education (MIE); Trinity College Dublin (TCD); and University College Dublin (UCD). This bursary is funded by the Programme for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Fund, which is managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills (DES).

The bursary aims to provide support for socio-economically disadvantaged students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education, including:

  • Socio-Economic groups that have low participation in higher education
  • First time mature students
  • Students with a disability, particularly students with a physical/mobility impairment or students with a sensory disability, students who are deaf/hard of hearing, or students who are blind or visually impaired
  • Irish Travellers
  • Students entering on the basis of a further education award
  • Lone parents with a DSP means tested Social Welfare payment
  • Ethnic Minorities

To be eligible to apply for this bursary, students must be able to demonstrate that they are socio-economically disadvantaged and that they come from at least one of the groups above.

Please read  frequently asked questions for further details about the bursary application process.

In 2019 – 2020, up to eight bursaries of €5,000 per annum for the duration of a student’s undergraduate degree are available to MIE students.

Applications are invited from students entering MIE in September 2019, for full or part-time degree programme of greater than 2 years’ duration.


Please email

Appeals can be lodged up to five working days after applicants have been notified of the outcome of the application process. Appeals will be independently reviewed on the grounds that the information provided was considered, assessed and scored correctly. It will not be possible to submit further documentation at the appeal stage.