Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

There are several different ways to fund your Undergraduate study at NCAD. We suggest investigating some of the following.

Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

Higher Education Grant

SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is Ireland’s single national awarding authority for all higher and further education grants. SUSI offers funding to eligible students in approved full-time third-level education in Ireland and also, in some cases, funding for students studying outside the State. They offer support to all types of students, from school leavers to mature students returning to education.

All new Higher Education Student Grants are administered through SUSI. Applications are made online and students who wish to apply for a student grant are advised to start the process as early as possible. You can start the application process before you receive your CAO place offer and have confirmed your acceptance.

To find out more about the student grant and eligibility criteria you should visit the following web sites www.studentfinance.ie or www.susi.ie

To make an application for a grant go to the SUSI online Grant Application System www.grantsonline.ie


Uversity Scholarships

Uversity’s Scholarships are intended to unlock adult learners’ potential.  By providing multi-annual financial support, Uversity’s Scholarships aim to remove the financial barriers to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for the first time.  Scholarships are not limited to particular subject areas and will enable individuals 23 years or older to complete a Bachelor’s degree in one of the participating institutions (NCAD is one of the participating institutions).

To find out more about Uversity Scholarships you should visit the following website: https://u-versity.eu/


1916 Bursary Award

This Bursary, the ‘1916 Leaders and Learners’ Bursary is funded by the Department of Education and Skills through the Leinster Pillar 1 Cluster of Higher Education Institutions – Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire (IADT); National College of Art and Design (NCAD); Marino Institute of Education (MIE); Trinity College Dublin (TCD); and University College Dublin (UCD).

The bursary award is €5,000 per annum for the duration of the awardee’s undergraduate programme, subject to satisfactory progression (see terms and conditions).

To find out more about 1916 Bursary Award, you should see the following link: https://www.ncad.ie/students/support-services/1916-bursary/