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Gradaute Sports Scholarship

What is the UCD Graduate Sports Scholarship Programme?

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:

 Scholarship Benefits Include:

-        Academic Fee Reduction (50%)

-        Full Ongoing Academic Mentoring & Support

-        Access to Performance Gyms & Elite Sporting Facilities

-        Access to Professional S&C Support and Nutritional Advice

-        Qualification from Ireland’s Leading University

How to Apply?

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:

• https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=DEEP&APPFORM=SCADGS  

If you apply and want get back to your application you put in the following link:                                                                                                        


Further Information

** 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.


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