New Avenues to Teaching (NAT) PATH 1 Bursary

At a glance

  • Value: The bursaries are competitive and the amount given is needs based and may include funding for fees and/or placement bursaries
  • You must must be enrolled or have been offered a place on an initial teacher education programme at UCC to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to


This three-year funding initiative (2017-2020) aims to improve Equity of Access to students who have been traditionally under-represented in teaching.

 These students include:

  • Students with a disability
  • Students from the Irish Traveller community 
  • Students from other ethnic minorities
  • Students from target socio-economic groups
  • Mature students (undergraduate only)
  • Students who are lone parents

 At UCC we aim to increase participation of these students in our initial teacher education courses in three ways:

  1. Funding: The provision of scholarships and bursaries to aid students in financial need
  2. A Junior Teacher Programme: Which will focus on both recruiting students from target groups into teaching and supporting them academically in this journey
  3. Personal support: There will be a dedicated NAT project officer within the school of education whose job it will be to guide and support these students while they are studying education at UCC.

There are a number of bursaries available for the following students from any of the target groups :

    • Current Professional Master of Education (PME) students.
    • Students commencing the PME 2019-2020 (must have an offer).
    • Eligible students on the joint UCC/CIT PME Art and Design.
    • BEd Sports Studies and Physical Education students.
    • BSc (Science Education) students.

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