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The pursuit of excellence is part of the mission of UCD.

Sport scholarship programmes are for students who wish to compete and succeed at the highest sporting levels while simultaneously attaining a degree at UCD.  Applications are made entirely online [paper or email applications are not accepted] and links to apply will appear as per the opening and closing dates outlined for 24/25 below. Late applications are not accepted under any circumstances.

The UCD Sport Scholarship programme is independent of the Ad Astra Elite Athlete Programme with the exception of the unsuccessful applications for Ad Astra being transferred to the UCD Sport Scholarship applications upon the consent of such applicants. This can be done by ticking a box on your Ad Astra application to allow the transfer if you are unsuccessful. Two separate applications will not be required in this case.

Please follow the sections at the end of this page for further details on the three sport scholarships offered in UCD.

Application Dates for 2024-25 Entry

  • 01 November 2023

    Opening Date: Ad Astra Elite Sport Scholarship

  • 31 January 2024

    Closing Date: Ad Astra Elite Sport Scholarship

  • 01 February 2024

    Opening Date: UCD Sport Scholarship

  • 29 March 2024

    Closing Date: UCD Sport Scholarship

  • 01 April 2024

    Opening Date: Graduate Sport Scholarship

  • 31 July 2024

    Closing Date: Graduate Sport Scholarship

Contact UCD Sport

Sports Office, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 2183 | E: sport@ucd.ie | Location Map(opens in a new window)