Post-entry Scholarships

1916 Bursary

The purpose of the 1916 Bursary is to encourage participation and success by students who are most socio-economically disadvantaged and who are from groups most under-represented in higher education. To be considered for a bursary, applicants must meet College Entry, Financial and Target Group eligibility criteria. Each college has a limited number of bursaries; they will be awarded to the eligible applicants that present the greatest need. 

***** Applications for the 1916 Bursary Fund are NOW OPEN *****

What is the value of a 1916 Bursary?

There are three different types of bursaries – Tier 1, 2 and 3.

Tier 1: €5,000 per year for the normal duration of an undergraduate programme – or up to a maximum of six years for a part-time programme.

Tier 2: €2,000 per year for the normal duration of an undergraduate programme – or up to a maximum of six years for a part-time programme.

Tier 1 & Tier 2 bursaries will also be paid if the awardee progresses to postgraduate study.

Tier 3: Awardees will receive a once-off bursary of €1,500 for the 2022/23 academic year only.

Who can apply for a 1916 Bursary?

Any students entering year 1 of an (undergraduate) programme in the academic year (2022/23), full or part-time, with a household reckonable income less than €24,500 in 2021, who are in the identified target groups, can apply for the bursary. Students who are entering directly to year 2 of a programme via the advanced entry route can also apply. For more information, please review the applicant pack and the FAQ documents. Enquiries can be directed to the Access & Participation Office (email

Application pack: 

o    1916 Bursary Fund Application Guide 2022/23 

o    1916 Bursary Fund 2022/23 FAQ

How can I apply for a 1916 Bursary?

Students may apply for the 1916 Bursary Fund by completing the following application form before the given deadline 

o    1916 Bursary APPLICATION FORM

The closing date for applications is 17:00 Thursday 20 October 2022


Academic Scholarships

Each year, ATU awards academic scholarships to fourteen first year students based on academic merit.

The recipients are those who have achieved the highest Leaving Certificate points in their particular School or campus of ATU. Leaving Certificate points should be gained in one sitting, and it should be the candidate’s first time in Higher Education. 

Students are selected following registration at ATU. Scholarships are awarded in November each year.

For further information contact Admissions Office

Mature Student Scholarship

There are three scholarships of €1,200 each for registered first year mature students. The scholarship is issued as a once-off payment.

Please note that International students and Erasmus students are not eligible to apply for the Mature Student Scholarship.

To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  1. 23 years or older on 1st of January of the year of entry.

  2. A new entrant to higher education.`

  3. A citizen of an EU/EEA member state, Switzerland, or the UK.

  4. Registered on a full-time undergraduate course in GMIT.

How to Apply

Applicants must be logged into their own student accounts when completing the application form. 

The closing date for receipt of completed applications and supporting documentation is 30th October 2022.

Nominated candidates may be short-listed and then called for an online interview.

For further information please contact the Access & Participation Office at 

Sports Scholarship

GMIT supports the development of talented athletes and recognises the increasing need for them to successfully balance academic and sporting commitments.

GMIT facilitates this vision through the Sports Scholarship Programme.

Following registration in GMIT, the sports co-ordination team in the Students Union calls students for interview and selects eight candidates who will receive a scholarship of €1,000 for each year of study.

The closing date for applications is 16 September 2022. 

Click here for eligibility criteria.

For further information please contact Molly Dunne at 091 742579 or by email.

Galway Wind Park Scholarship 

The Galway Wind Park Scholarship Programme aims to maximise value for local communities by funding third-level education opportunities for people living within 20 kilometres of Galway Wind Park in Connemara.

Successful scholarship recipients will receive 50% of the Student Contribution Fee, to be paid over the duration of their course, to a maximum of three years for undergraduates and one year full-time or two years part-time for postgraduate courses.

Click HERE for further information and application forms.