Sport Scholarships

UCC Sport Scholarship Programme Details

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. 


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.

Within these scholarships there are several sponsored scholarships - 

  • MJ Dowling Hurling Scholarship
  • Moss Keane Rugby Scholarship 

  • Jason Foley Memorial Scholarship

  • Bank of Ireland Scholarships

  • Gym+Coffee Women in Sport Scholarships (new for 2022/23)

Key Dates 2023-24

The key dates for the 2023/24 Sports Scholarships are:

Action Due Date

UCC Sport Scholarship Applications open online

01 February 2023

Closing date: Individual applications

14 April 2023

Closing date: Teamsport applications

14 April 2023

Confirm 23.24 Sports Scholarships

30 August 2023

Athlete Induction, Performance Planning Completed (2nd, 3rd, 4th years)

01 September 2023

Athlete Induction, Performance Planning Completed (new students)

30 September 2023



Key Dates 2022-23

The key dates for the 2022/23 Sports Scholarships are:

Action Due Date

UCC Sport Scholarship Applications open online

01 March 2022

Closing date: Individual & Team Sport applications

16 September 2022

Confirm 22.23 Sports Scholarships

14 October 2022

Athlete Induction, Performance Planning and Testing

30 October 2022

Payment 1

18 December 2022

Athletes workshops – reviews

20 March 2023

Payment 2

31 March 2023



How to Apply

To apply for a UCC Sports Scholarship you must:

  • Be either a full time registered  UCC student or applicant for a programme at University College Cork in 2023/24. (Note: applicants also need to make their degree programme application separately, e.g. through the CAO or through the International Office for Non-EU applicants).
  • Read the UCC Sports Scholarship Terms & Conditions
  • Complete the UCC Sport Scholarship Application Form online using the relevant 'Apply here' option below.

Application process for 2023/24 is open from 1 February 2023 and closing date is 5pm, 14 April 2023.

For any queries please email

Further Information

For more information on all UCC Sports Scholarships contact or +353 (21) 4904752

Department of Sport & Physical Activity

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