1916 Bursary

1916 Bursary SOAR

1916 Bursary SOAR

1916 Bursary Information for Academic Year 2021-22

What is the 1916 Bursary Fund?
The 1916 Bursary Fund was established by the Department of Education and Skills. The purpose of the Fund is to encourage participation and success by students who are most economically disadvantaged and who are from communities significantly underrepresented in higher education. All of the higher education institutions are awarding the Bursaries through regional clusters.

1916 Bursary Fund: South Cluster SOAR Project
The South Cluster is comprised of the following higher education institutions:Institute of Technology Carlow, Munster Technological University CorK and MTU Kerry,  University College Cork and Waterford Institute of Technology. The bursary fund is administered through the South Cluster SOAR Project. The SOAR Project is an inter-institutional Access initiative funded under the Programme for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Fund. The South Cluster have a total of 35 bursaries available to award to students applying to these higher education institutions.

What is the value of a 1916 Bursary?
Each student who is awarded the 1916 Bursary Fund will receive a bursary to the amount of €5,000 per annum for the normal duration of a full-time undergraduate programme. A bursary will be awarded for the normal duration of a part-time undergraduate course up to a maximum period of six years.

UCC PLUS+ Students (HEAR Entry students) who receive the full SUSI award are eligible to apply for the 1916 Bursary fund.

Applications for the 1916 Bursary Fund for the 2021-2022 academic are now expected to open in early August 2021.

For further information on how to apply please visit:   



Please email all queries regarding the 1916 Bursary Fund: South Cluster SOAR Project to:  1916BursaryQueries@soarforaccess.ie

Contact Details

How do I get more information?

Please email 1916BursaryQueries@soarforaccess.ie if you have any further queries.  Unfortunately there is no phone line for queries at present.

UCC PLUS+ Programme

UCC PLUS+, Access and Participation, First Floor, The Hub, UCC, T12 YF78