Sport Scholarships

Types of UCC Sports Scholarships

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.
  3. The Quercus Talented Students' Programme is a scholarship programme that supports and promotes excellence in academia, sport, creative and performing arts, active citizenship & innovation/entrepreneurship. Visit the Quercus website for more information.

Key Dates

The key dates for the 2021/22 Sports Scholarships are:

ActionDue Date

UCC Sport Scholarship Applications open online

01 March 2021

Closing date: Individual applications

31 May 2021

Closing date: Teamsport applications

31 August 2021

Confirm 21.22 Sports Scholarships

30 September 2021

Athlete Induction, Performance Planning and Testing

30 October 2021

Payment 1

18 December 2021

Athletes workshops – reviews

20 March 2022

Payment 2

20 June 2022


Applications for 2022/2023 programme will open in March 2022.

Further Information

For more information on all UCC Sports Scholarships contact or +353 (86)0665641

Department of Sport & Physical Activity

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