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This is a means tested bursary and your circumstances will be assessed when you apply for the bursary; at the time of your application, you should provide the same information as is now required for rent reviews, i.e. social welfare receipts, bank statements and payslips and a P60 for those in employment. If your rent review has been submitted in the past 3 months, we will be able to use the information provided in that; please advise this in your application form. Please note that the bursary cannot be awarded to residents who have arrears on their rent account. You should have a clear rent account for a minimum of 3 months prior to application.
What the bursary covers
For eligible students, the grant is there to help with the various costs that might be associated with attending the course, including registration, course, exam fees, books, materials, transport and childcare. The receipts should be made available at the time of applying for the bursary.
The application should be made within 3 months of the start of the course. A resident may avail of the bursary up to 3 times. The amount available is decided on an individual basis, but is up to €500 maximum, per academic year.
If you think you may be eligible for the bursary, you should make the application as soon as possible. Your eligibility can only be confirmed once the full application has been submitted. We process the applications twice a year - once in February and once in September. Download the application form here
Photo shows one of our previous recipients Saidhbh Collins. Saidhbh is studying for a masters in Education & Athletic Coaching in William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri, USA. We wish her all the best in her future career!