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.


The UCC Sport Scholarship programme aims to support athletes achieve their full potential and is divided into two main strands:

  1. UCC Individual Sport Scholarship – 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.
  2. UCC Team Sport Scholarships which covers Hockey, Rugby, Soccer and Gaelic games: Gaelic Football, Hurling, Ladies Gaelic Football and Camogie.

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

Applications 2024/25

  • Application process for 2024/25 is open from 5 February 2024 and is Sunday 18th of August at 8pm
  • Closing date is Sunday 18th of August at 8pm

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):


How to Apply

To apply for a UCC Sports Scholarship you must:

For more information on all UCC Sports Scholarships contact sport@ucc.ie or +353 (21) 4904752

The application process for the 2024/25 programme is now OPEN.



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