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Department of Education and Skills - The Third Level Bursary Scheme

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Department of Education and Skills
The Third Level Bursary Scheme

General Description

The Irish Ministry of Education and Skills funds the Third Level Bursary Scheme for at least 60 DEIS schools students. A DEIS school is a school that is included in the Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS) programme. Awards will be made on a regional basis: Dublin, rest of Leinster, Munster, Connaught/Ulster. The bursary consists in a yearly stipend of €2,000 paid on the beginning of each academic year. Beneficiaries receive payments for duration of one undergraduate course and up to a maximum 4 years postgraduate study.


Selection will be made from students having achieved the best Leaving Certificate results. Students are expected to have attended a DEIS school and to be first-time candidates for the Leaving Certificate. Candidates must also be exempt from payment of the Leaving Certificate fee by virtue of holding a medical card. The third level course must be of at least 2 year’s duration in a publicly-funded establishment.

Application deadlines

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