The UCD Graduate Sports Scholarship (GSS) is a scholarship programme specifically for students who are competing and succeeding at the highest sporting level – nationally and internationally - while simultaneously completing a post graduate programme at UCD. The scholarship supports athletes in their pursuit of both sporting and academic success.
The focus of the GSS programme is on a number of selected sports: GAA, Athletics, Rugby, Soccer, Hockey and Rowing although outstanding applicants from other sports may also be considered.
The UCD Graduate Sports Scholarships are available for courses in the following Schools:
Step 1) Applicants MUST have already applied for and been offered a place on a UCD Postgraduate course in one of the above mentioned Schools.
Step 2) The link to apply is
If you apply and want get back to you application you put in the following link:
** GSS Candidates will be selected through an interview process.
** The UCD GSS is run in addition to the existing UCD Elite Athlete Academy programme and UCD Sports Scholarship programmes.
** It is open to UCD students having completed their undergraduate studies as well as other Irish and non-Irish students who have completed their undergraduate studies in another Irish University/Third Level Institution. Students who have completed their undergraduate studies outside Ireland will also be considered.
Applications open as of the 1st of June 2018 and will close on the 31st of July 2018.