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Chapter One Bursary Information

The Chapter One Student Bursary for the Postgraduate Diploma in Irish Food Culture

Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork, is pleased to announce the availability of the Chapter One Student Bursary for the Postgraduate Diploma in Irish Food Culture for the academic years 2019-2021.

Mr Ross Lewis, Michelin Star Chef and Proprietor at Chapter One Restaurant, Dublin, and University College Cork alumnus, has endowed one postgraduate bursary to support a student to complete the two-year part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Irish Food Culture. The value of the scholarship is €6000. The award of the scholarship is subject to the conditions outlined below which have been approved by the donor and University College Cork. The bursary shall be designated "The Chapter One Bursary”. One scholarship shall be offered for the academic years 2019-2021 and it is open for competition among suitably qualified candidates. UCC will allocate the bursary to a candidate of outstanding academic merit but for whom the programme fees are prohibitive.

The objective of the grant of the bursary is to support the successful applicant in their career development in the Irish food industry. The successful candidate will have their course fees paid for the duration of the Postgraduate Diploma in Irish Food Culture (Year I September 2019 to June 2020 and September 2020 to June 2021).

The University will administer all the financial aspects of the bursary.

Application criteria:

Candidates are requested to submit:

A 1000 word statement outlining-

- Why the course would be of benefit to the candidate in their personal and professional development

- An outline plan of how the candidate will apply their learning to career development

Candidates are also requested to submit:

- Evidence of financial hardship/obstacles to the payment of course fees. In order to help us to determine the applicant’s financial status, please supply where and if relevant and applicable to your circumstances:

- P21 form and a social welfare statement

- Notice of Assessment/Self-Assessment Letters depending on your household’s individual circumstances

- P11 from for self-employed and persons engages in farming activities

If you could please submit all of the above information to Regina Sexton Programme Coordinator at 

Please note that you data will be held securely in accordance with UCC Student Data Protection Policy. Please see the UCC Student Data Protection Statement at: 


Conditions of The Chapter One Bursary

Bursary holders will be expected to fulfil the regulations of University College Cork and to undergo module assessment or any other examination determined by the authorities of the university.

The bursary holder will be expected, except in exceptional circumstances, to attend all course lectures and the timetabled Saturday fieldtrips and seminars.

The bursary holder must successfully complete all course assignments on year I of the programme in order to progress to year 2.

The successful applicant cannot defer commencement of the course.

The Chapter One Bursary is not transferable.

The Chapter One Bursary covers course fees and no other expenses incurred for the duration of the programme.

It will not be permissible for a bursary recipient to hold:

1. A grant/scholarship awarded by the Department of Education and Skills

2. Any other award payable by a public body

3. The equivalent in another EU Member State

4. Any other award or scholarship



Closing date for application is Monday, 26th August, 2018

The successful application will be notified by the Friday 6th September 2019

The successful applicant will commence the programme in late September 2019



Applications received after this date will not be accepted.


Adult Continuing Education

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