About Social Work Bursary

The social work bursary was introduced by the Department of Health as an incentive to train in social work. The Department of Health have changed the way social work students are funded from the 2013/14 academic year.

Students who have received a bursary in a previous academic year and have not interrupted their studies will continue to be funded under the previous arrangements.

All other students:

Undergraduate students will not receive funding in the first year of their studies.

All eligible postgraduate students will be entitled to a Placement Travel Allowance (PTA). In addition to this you may also be entitled to a bursary if you are included on the list of eligible students provided by your Higher Education Institute (HEI).

More information is included in the application packs.