UCC Sports Scholarships

At a glance

  • Value: €500 to €2,000
  • You must possess the appropriate academic qualifications needed for admission to UCC or be a full-time registered UCC Student to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to sport@ucc.ie or +353 (0)21 490 4752.


UCC Sport provides sports scholarships to talented dual career athletes to support them to progress in their studies and education.
The UCC Sport Scholarship programme aims to support athletes achieve their full potential and is divided into two main strands UCC Team Sport Scholarships and UCC Individual Sport Scholarship. 

For full details of the scholarship programme - please visit https://www.ucc.ie/en/sport/performance/sport-scholarships/

Applications 2023/24

  • The 2023/24 programme is now open
  • Closing date: Individual & Team Sport applications 14 April 2023

General Criteria

  • All applicants must satisfy the normal entry requirement of the University and have been offered a place on a degree or postgraduate course at the university. Applicants should apply for such course through the CAO in the normal way. Existing students are also eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a full time university course.
  • Applicants must demonstrate outstanding ability in their chosen sport and demonstrate an ability to compete at National or International level (inter county level for GAA Applicants).
  • The sport has to be recognised by Sport Ireland.
  • There are 2 main types of Scholarship (note an applicant may only apply for 1 type of scholarship):

    UCC Sport Individual Scholarship

  • The UCC Individual Sport Scholarships are divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. The Individual Sport Scholarship is open to applicants involved in team sports or individual sports other than the core sports.  The sport/sporting organisation must be recognised by Sport Ireland.

  UCC Team Sport Scholarship

  • The UCC Team Sport Scholarships which covers the Hockey, Rugby, Soccer and Gaelic Games: (Gaelic Football, Hurling, Ladies Gaelic Football and Camogie)

For more information please visit https://www.ucc.ie/en/sport/performance/sport-scholarships/ 


The application process for the 2023/24 programme is now OPEN.



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