UCD Sports Graduate Scholarship Programme

UCD Sports Graduate Scholarship Programme

The UCD Sport Graduate Scholarship (SGS) 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. Please note that to be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be accepted to their chosen programme and must also complete a separate scholarship application form.
Open Date June 2024
Close Date TBC
Status Closed
Value 50% tuition fees

The UCD Sport Graduate Scholarship (SGS) supports athletes in their pursuit of both sporting and academic success. Successful applicants will be known as “UCD Graduate Sports Scholars.”

Note: UCD Sport Graduate Scholarships are available for courses at UCD College of Science or UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School ONLY.

  • 50% course fee reduction.
  • UCD club supports in facilities and training programmes.
  • Access to gyms and facilities.
  • Team/club Strength and Conditioning.
  • Nutritional Advice.
  • Academic Mentoring Support.

For full details on the eligibility criteria and instructions on how to apply visit https://www.ucd.ie/sport/scholarshipsinfokeydates/graduatesportscholarship/

Please note that UCD Belfield programmes run in conjunction with UCD Smurfit School - MSc in Biotechnology and Business, MSc in Biotherapeutics and Business and MSc in International Law and Business - are not eligible for Scholarships.

Matthew Kenny

Matthew Kenny

UCD Sports Scholarship Recipient 2022, Hurling

As an alumni of University College Dublin, I loved the idea of returning to complete my postgraduate studies here - especially due to UCD Smurfit School’s excellent reputation. Additionally UCD Smurfit School’s MSc Financial and Data Science contained exactly the subjects I want to learn more! It’s an honour to have been awarded the UCD Sports Scholarship for my athletic abilities - the recognition is greatly appreciated.

Dara Keane

Dara Keane

UCD Sports Scholarship Recipient 2022 - Soccer

I decided to study as UCD Smurfit School because UCD Smurfit School is a prestigious business school - in Ireland, in Europe, and around the world. After graduating with a postgraduate degree in Management Consulting, I hope to work in a similar field. The UCD Sports Scholarship has provided me with financial support so that I could focus more on my studies.

Scholarships Notice

Candidates may apply for a number of scholarships, if they are successful in attaining more than one scholarship, however, they may only accept one scholarship bursary. Scholarship bursaries cannot be added together or combined.

Candidates will be awarded the higher amount. Candidates cannot transfer or use one scholarship or bursary between or against another programme. Scholarships and bursaries are also not allowed to be deferred to a future academic year, it is only applicable and awarded to the student for the year they are offered a place in UCD Smurfit. If a student, subsequently, decides to defer their offer they will lose their scholarship or bursary and be required to apply in the future.

If candidates are in receipt of a SUSI grant they are not eligible to receive a scholarship .

UCD Smurfit School Scholarships are not applicable to courses in UCD Smurfit Executive Development, UCD Belfield campus or programmes run in conjunction with UCD Belfield including the MSc in Biotechnology and Business, MSc in Biotherapeutics and Business and MSc in International Law and Business.

Discover our Rankings and Accreditations