Housing Education Bursary Scheme 2024

Posted: Jun 27, 2024 / By: Communications Categories:
Housing Education Bursary Scheme 2024

The Housing Agency is delighted to launch its Housing Education Bursary Scheme for the 2024/2025 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) / Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), starting between September 2024 and January 2025. These include:


Closing Date for Applications

Course Start Date

IPA NFQ Level 6 (Special Purpose Award) Certificate in Housing Studies 

5pm, 23rd August 2024

September 2024

IPA NFQ Level 8 (Special Purpose Award) Professional Diploma in Housing Studies 

5pm, 23rd August 2024

September 2024

ICSH/CIH Level 4 Certificate in Housing 

5pm, 1st November 2024

January 2025


How to apply

The bursary awards 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 downloading and completing the Bursary Application Form, and returning it as a PDF to training@housingagency.ie by the closing date/s outlined above.