UCD Graduate Sports Scholarship

Applications for 2023/2024 will open 01 June 2023, and close 31 July 2023.


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


Please note: Applicants must have already applied for and been offered a place on a UCD Postgraduate course in one of the above mentioned Schools.

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Further Information
  • GSS Candidates will be selected through an interview process.
  • The UCD GSS is run in addition to the existing Ad Astra Elite Scholarships 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.