At ATU Sligo, we want our students to reach their full potential, academically and personally. To help with this we offer a number of scholarship opportunities to our students every year.


Uversity Scholarships for Mature Students

Uversity is a Registered Charity that grants Higher Education Scholarships to Adult Learners seeking to unlock their potential and realise their academic, personal and professional ambitions. Uversity’s Scholarships help to alleviate the financial barriers that may be preventing older students, aged 23 and over, from earning a Bachelor’s Degree for the first time.

Uversity’s Scholarships comprise multi-annual financial support and programming for successful candidates to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. Degrees can be in any discipline and used to enrol in selected institutions on the island of Ireland. Preference is given to candidates enrolling on full-time programmes. Part-time programmes will be considered on a case by case basis.

Learn more and apply here on the Uversity website.

Sport Scholarship Programme

The ATU Sports Scholarship programme provides supports to talented student athletes to recognise their need to balance both sporting and academic commitments. Through both financial and non-financial benefits, the ATU Sport Scholarship programme aims to reward students for their dedication and skill and provide them further opportunity to develop as students and sportspeople. For further information on the Sports Scholarship please visit the ATU Sports Scholarship Page.

1916 Bursary Fund

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.

The applications are now closed.

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.  

Application pack


ATU Sligo Presidents Bursary Fund

The Institute has an important role in driving economic and social development in the North West of Ireland. Relevant, effective Research and Innovation is a key element of this. We have a vibrant and productive research community, active in the undergraduate, postgraduate and professional research spheres. The President of ATU Sligo supports many research opportunities each year for students to help accomplish this important work. This bursary will provide research students with a maintenance grant and paid tuition fees.

Visit the research page to find out more

Industry Sponsored Bursaries

ATU Sligo have partnered with Abbott Nutrition, Avenue Mould Solutions, Moll Industries Ireland Ltd., Ophardt Hygiene Ireland, Prior PLM Medical and Ward Automation to offer financial bursaries of up to €1000 to CAO applicants choosing to study AU834 BEng in Precision Engineering and Design This is to help combat the huge skill shortages within this specialist area of mechanical engineering.

Interested students can contact companies directly for more information. Companies will award the bursary to students on successful completion of first year exams in AU834 BEng in Precision Engineering & Design at ATU Sligo.

Visit the programme page to learn more.

Access Office

To learn more about the supports available at ATU Sligo please visit our Access Office webpage here. 

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