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Sports Scholarships

Applications for Sports Scholarships for the 2021/2022 academic year are now OPEN. Closing date is Friday, April 2nd 2021.


Benefits of the sports scholarship programme may include:

  • Access to the UCD High Performance Centre
  • Free pool membership
  • Access to on-campus accommodation
  • Tuition fees
  • Books
  • Equipment
  • Sport medicine and testing facilities
  • Reduced physiotherapy costs
  • Travel to national and international competitions
  • Academic support

The value and benefits of each sports scholarship is assessed on an individual basis. The assessments are conducted by UCD Sport and the relevant UCD club.


There are several important criteria, which must be met - academic qualification for a course must be achieved and the recipient of a scholarship must be prepared to commit him/herself to involvement in the respective UCD sports club. The scholarship student must represent UCD and only UCD in competition. Clubs, which offer scholarships compete at a very high level and have to possess the necessary infrastructural components to facilitate a scholarship award. A satisfactory level of academic and sporting progress is essential, if the scholarship is to be renewed on an annual basis. Sports Scholarships are intended for persons of outstanding sporting ability.

When a sports scholarship application is received, it is passed on to the respective club for processing. Candidates may be shortlisted and invited to attend for interview and / or trial. Final decisions in regard to sports scholarship awards usually rest with the clubs concerned.

Please note that a sports scholarship can only be awarded where a student has applied for and gained a place on any UCD degree programme or Masters. Scholarship awards are subject to renewal on an annual basis.

For further information please contact the UCD GAA office gaelicgames@ucd.ie

or Ger Brennan gerard.brennan@ucd.ie

Further information and online applications can also be found HERE


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