1916 Bursary Fund at MTU Kerry Campus
The 2023/2024 scheme has not yet been finalised. Applications are due to open in September 2024.
Please note information below relates to 2022\2023.
What is the 1916 Bursary Fund?
The 1916 Bursary is a financial award to encourage the participation and success of students from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education. It is funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) and aims to encourage participation and success by students who are most socio-economically disadvantaged and from groups most under-represented in higher education. To be eligible for a 1916 Bursary, all applicants must meet Financial, Target Group and College Entry eligibility criteria. Bursaries are awarded through regional clusters of higher education institutions. Each cluster has a limited number of bursaries which are awarded to the eligible applicants that present the greatest need.
1916 Bursary Fund: South Cluster SOAR Project
The South Cluster is comprised of the following higher education institutions: Munster Technological University, South East Technological University and University College Cork. The 1916 Bursary is administered by the South Cluster’s SOAR Project on behalf of the three institutions. The SOAR Project is an inter-institutional Access initiative funded under the Programme for Access to Higher Education (PATH) 3 Fund.
How much is the 1916 Bursary worth?
There are three different types of bursaries – Tier 1, 2 and 3.
Tier 1: Awardees will receive €5,000 per year for the normal duration of a full-time undergraduate programme and up to a maximum of six years for a part-time programme. The bursary will continue if awardees progress to postgraduate study.
Tier 2: Awardees will receive €2,000 per year for the normal duration of a full-time undergraduate programme and up to a maximum of six years for a part-time programme. The bursary will continue if awardees progress to postgraduate study.
Tier 3: Awardees will receive a once-off bursary of €1,500 for the 2022/23 academic year only.
For more information, please visit SOAR's 1916 Bursary Fund - 1916 Bursary Fund | SOAR for Access Program