1916 Bursary Fund

The application process for the 1916 Bursary is now open (closing date: 30th June @ 5pm)

What is the 1916 Bursary Fund?

The 1916 Bursary Fund is a targeted funding scheme established by the Department of Education and Skills to support the implementation of the National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education 2015-2019. The National Access Plan is working to increase the numbers of students who are currently underrepresented in higher education.

The Bursaries are targeted at students who are socio-economically disadvantaged and who are from one or more of the following target groups that have low participation rates in higher education.

Who can apply?

The Bursaries are targeted at new entry students (entering first year)  who are underrepresented in higher education and who are from one or more of the target groups that have low participation rates in higher education:

What is the value of a 1916 Bursary?

Each student who is awarded the 1916 Bursary will receive a bursary in the amount of €5,000 for each year of their undergraduate programme of study. The bursary will be paid each year of the course up to a maximum of four years for full-time students and six years for part-time students providing the recipient complies with the bursary guidelines and progresses to the next academic year of their course. 

Application Forms

The 1916 Bursary Fund for academic year 2020/2021 is now open.

To apply for the 1916 Bursary download the application form and instruction sheet

For more information on the 1916 Bursary download the information sheet

Download Information Sheet Download Application Form

Closing Date

30th June 2020.  Late/incomplete applications will not be considered


E-mail access@nullitsligo.ie or phone 071- 9305417 
(please do not email application forms to this email address ) Applications must be downloaded and completed fully with all relevant supporting documentation.

Completed Application Forms

IT Sligo applicants must send by post completed application forms together with photocopies only of all supporting documentation to: 

Access Officer
IT Sligo
Ash Lane
F91 YW50

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