Apply for a Sports Scholarship at NCI

National College of Ireland is committed to the development of sporting excellence and fostering sporting talent within the college.

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The scholarship initiative is an investment in student potential, which endeavours to tailor performance based components with financial support so students can maintain a dual focus on academic and sporting progression.

Sports scholarships are reserved for full-time registered students who have reached or have the potential to reach a very high level of performance competing at International, National, Inter-provincial or Inter-county level.

Watch the video below to hear from our current sports scholars Stephen Achukwu (basketball) and Adam Leonard (football):

Scholarship Package

Each scholarship is awarded for a three year period, subject to application criteria and conditions.

The sports scholarship package will offer successful students a combination of the following supports to help students realise their potential and achieve their goals:

  • Financial Bursary of €2,000
  • Annual gym membership including individual training programme
  • Personal training sessions with leading fitness professional
  • Nutrition and dietary advice with leading fitness consultant
  • Sport motivation and peak performance coaching with leading expert
  • Academic and learning development advice and on-going support
  • Financial support for sport related expense
  • Branded athlete pack

Sports Scholarship students can also avail of a reduction of up to 30 points across all full-time CAO courses.

Our Sport Scholarship Applications will be open on February 1st. To be kept up to date on the application process email