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1916 Leaders and Learners Bursary FAQs

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Please contact us by email at ucd1916bursary@ucd.ie  if the query is in relation to the bursary. Please contact the HEI you applied if your question is regarding any other matter.

The PATH 2 1916 Implementation Guidelines 2021/2022 are available here

Applicants will be informed of the outcome six to seven weeks after the online application closing date. 

Your application will be assessed based on the information provided on the application form and the provided supporting documentation. The applications will be assessed by the 1916 assessment panel, which is made up of nominees from the Leinster Pillar 1 HEI's

Yes. Each institution has funds to support students experiencing financial hardship. Please contact the Access Service of the college you applied to find out about financial supports available. Please email access@mie.ie to find information about some of the various support schemes available for registered Marino Institute of Education

No. The 1916 Bursary Fund does not affect your means-tested or other payments from the Department of Social Protection. 

No, students will be entitled to hold the 1916 Bursary and the student grant simultaneously, where they meet the eligibility conditions of the student grant scheme.

A. No. The 1916 Bursary Fund is only open for the first time, new entrants pursuing an undergraduate course and progressing to higher education for the first time in the 2021-2022 academic year. 

No. The 1916 Bursary Fund is only open for the first time, new entrants pursuing an undergraduate course and progressing to higher education for the first time in the 2021-2022 academic year. 

The 1916 Bursary is for students who can demonstrate that are socio-economic disadvantaged and be from at least one of the following equity groups:

  • Socio-Economic groups that have low participation in higher education. (I.e., either eligible for the highest level of SUSI or be in receipt of DSP means-tested Social Welfare payment)
  • 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, who are blind or visually impaired
  • Irish Travellers
  • Entering on the basis of a further education award
  • Lone parents with a DEASP means-tested Social Welfare payment (20% of the bursaries reserved for this category)
  • Ethnic Minorities
  • Refugees

Students need to meet the residency and current immigration status or have leave to remain.

Students must be entering higher education in 2021. Programmes must be greater than two years in duration and to be complete in one of the Leinster Pillar I cluster Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)

No. You can get the 1916 Bursary with your SUSI, social welfare and you can apply for the Student Assistance Fund but not any other grant. 

You will be paid by electronic payment to your bank account. 

A. The 1916 Bursary is funded by the Department of  Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) through the Leinster Pillar I cluster of 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); the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and University College Dublin (UCD).

All the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that are part of the Leinster Pillar I cluster have jointly developed a pilot common application system for the 1916 Bursary 1916, for the 2021/22.That means that all the Bursary applications for all the above HEIs will be administered by UCD. The Bursary will be awarded by the HEI you applied.

There is one central application process for Leinster Pillar I cluster higher educations (IADT, NCAD, MIE, TCD, RCSI and UCD). To apply for this scholarship, you need to submit an online application form through Microsoft forms. Please check the applicant guide as you may need to submit supporting documentation. Applications for 2021/2022 will open on 13 September 2021.

Tier 1 Bursaries (€5,000 per year): 43

Tier 2 Bursaries (€2,000 per year): 20

Tier 3 Bursaries: To be Confirmed.

Each HEI will have a number of bursaries (TBC)