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Housing Education Bursary Scheme

Posted: Jul 27, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Housing Education Bursary Scheme

The Housing Agency is delighted to launch its Housing Education Bursary Scheme for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Recent years have seen significant developments in the areas of housing delivery and policy. Housing professionals will play a key role in shaping future developments in the sector. The Housing Agency is committed to supporting the education, training and development of housing practitioners, as well as those interested in developing a career in housing. The Housing Education Bursary Scheme will empower housing professionals to build resilient and sustainable communities in Ireland.

The Bursary Scheme supports students and housing professionals seeking to enrol in housing studies courses offered by the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) and the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH), starting between September 2020 and January 2021. These include:

  • IPA NFQ Level 6 (Special Purpose Award) Certificate in Housing Studies (September 2020 start)
  • IPA NFQ Level 8 (Special Purpose Award) Professional Diploma in Housing Studies (September 2020 start)
  • ICSH Level 4 Certificate in Housing (January 2021 start).

The bursary awards are for 50% of course fees and are intended to support those who would otherwise be unable to secure funding for the full course fees from their organisation or other sources.

Applicants can apply by filling out the bursary application form and returning it to The Housing Agency by the appropriate closing date:

Course Closing Date for applications
IPA NFQ Level 6 (Special Purpose Award) Certificate in Housing Studies  12 noon, 26 August 2020
IPA NFQ Level 8 (Special Purpose Award) Professional Diploma in Housing Studies  12 noon, 26 August 2020
ICSH Level 4 Certificate in Housing  12 noon, 11 November 2020


Please note that applicants are required to make separate applications for both course attendance and this bursary scheme if they wish to avail of the bursary.

Download the Bursary Application Form