1916 Bursary Fund

Applications now open for the 1916 Bursary 2022-23 across 24 Irish Colleges and Universities, including MTU.


Applications for the 1916 Bursary Fund 2022-23 across 24 participating higher education institutions open today and close at 5pm Thursday 20 October 2022. Applications must be made online through participating colleges. Full details and guidelines on applying are available at the new website www.1916Bursary.ie


The 1916 Bursary is a financial award, funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) for first time students that are under-represented in higher education.


To qualify, students need to be eligible meet specific criteria, including being a member of one or more of the Bursary priority groups outlined in the National Access Plan 2022-2028, qualifying for the special rate of the SUSI grant or show their household income was less than 24,500 euro in 2021 and entry into college.


Students eligible for the Bursary will be awarded under one of three tiers.


  • Tier 1: €5,000 per annum. In 2022, Tier 1 Bursaries will be awarded to a total of 253 new entrant undergraduate students for the duration of their studies.
  • Tier 2: €2,000 per annum. In 2022, Tier 2 Bursaries were awarded to a total of 121 new entrant undergraduate students for the duration of their studies. Tier 2 Bursaries will be awarded to applicants who meet the criteria for the 1916 Bursary but who did not ultimately qualify for a Tier 1 bursary.
  • Tier 3: Once-Off Bursary (€1,500 payable for 2022/23 academic year only). The number of Tier 3 bursaries to be paid will depend on the amount of remaining funding available to each cluster following the allocation of Tier 1 and 2 bursaries (including for continuing students and students progressing to postgraduate study).


To find out more visit: www.1916Bursary.ie 

Application information and link to the online application for Munster Technological University, South East Technological University and University College Cork students is available at 1916 Bursary Fund | SOAR for Access Program 



Email 1916BursaryQueries@soarforaccess.ie if you have any questions regarding the 1916 Bursary in the South Cluster.