The 1916 Bursary Fund, funded by the Department of Education and Skills under strand 2 of PATH (Programme for Access to Higher Education), commemorates the centenary of 1916 as part of an overall series of measures to encourage participation and success by students from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education. The 1916 Bursary Fund provides financial support to students identified by higher education institutions as being the most socio-economically disadvantaged from specified target groups, and it complements existing student supports and access initiatives.
The 1916 Bursary Scheme is open to all eligible applicants who aim to pursue undergraduate higher education in 2021/22. Applicants should have made an undergraduate application for 2021/22 through the CAO to the University of Limerick via one of the admissions pathways below in order to be considered for the award of a bursary. Applicants who have made an application to an eligible part-time undergraduate programme may also be considered.
Applicants must be in receipt of the special rate of SUSI maintenance grant and/or be in receipt of a DEASP means-tested social welfare payment in order to qualify for consideration and must also have been resident in the Irish State for three of the past five years on the date on which a year of study commences.
Conditional awards of bursaries may be made prior to the awardee’s enrolment in UL. However, a bursary cannot be conditionally awarded to applicants until they have been formally offered a place at UL and also until confirmation has been received that they are in receipt of the special rate of SUSI maintenance grant and/or a means-tested DEASP payment and subject also to meeting other eligibility criteria under the scheme. Payments of bursaries to successful awardees will not be made until the awardee has formally registered on their course of study in UL.
Enquiries can be directed to 1916BursaryFund@ul.ie.