Third Level Bursary Scheme
In 2012, the Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn T.D. established a scheme of bursaries for students from DEIS schools based on Leaving Certificate examination results.
Applications are not needed for these bursaries as they are awarded on a regional basis (Dublin, rest of Leinster, Munster and Connaught/Ulster) based on Leaving Certificate results.
Ernest Walton STEM Bursary
For the 2017/18 academic year at least eight bursaries (Ernest Walton STEM Bursary) are being made available on a similar basis to the Third Level Bursary Scheme but are aimed at students who intend completing a third level course in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field.
Applications are necessary for the Ernest Walton (STEM) bursary.
The closing date for receipt of these applications is Friday, 28 July 2017.
All Ireland Scholarship Scheme
The All Ireland Scholarship Scheme is administered by the Department of Education & Skills and funded by J.P. McManus. No applications are necessary for the All Ireland Scholarships as they are awarded based on the Leaving Certificate exam results. They are available to first-time Leaving Certificate students who have been exempt from paying the Leaving Certificate exam fee and who have attended non-fee paying post primary schools.
Further information is available on the All Ireland Scholarship website.
European University Institute (EUI)
The Department funds postgraduate scholarships to the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence each year.
Further information is available on the EUI website