Maynooth University
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Sport Scholarships
Scholarship Name Sport Scholarships
Academic Year 2023
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 1 April 2023

We are committed to the development of sporting excellence at the University. In 2022 we awarded over 160 first year sport scholarships. 

The application for a Sports Scholarship at Maynooth University closes on April 1st 2023.

You are welcome to contact the Sports Development Officers at any stage in the year for more details about applying.

  • Scholarships are awarded to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

  • Scholarship funding assists students with sports and university-related expenses (e.g. sporting equipment, travel costs associated with sport) and aims to free up time from part-time work commitments.

Benefits of the Maynooth University sport scholarship programme

Scholarships are awarded to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

  • Financial bursary: scholarship funding assists students with sports and university-related expenses (e.g. sporting equipment, travel costs associated with sport) and its purpose is to free up time from part-time work commitments for our scholars. 

  • Concession of up to 60 CAO points if required: scholars must meet minimum entry requirements for their chosen degree. Other minimum requirements apply. For MH001/MH002 Education - Primary Teaching, a limited number of places is available for the 60 points concession. No limit on places applies to other degrees however. 

  • Priority on-campus accommodation in first year (allocation of accommodation places at discretion of Development Officers). Normal fees apply to scholars.

  • Access to expert coaching and fitness training.

  • Sports psychology and time management workshops.

  • Health and nutrition advice.

  • Performance analysis.

  • Ongoing academic support.

  • Goal setting, performance planning and career advice.

  • Individual functional health screening leading to fitness, strength and conditioning programmes.

  • Access to top level coaches and playing facilities.

  • Free gym membership.

  • Access to cardiovascular fitness suite and free weights gym.

  • Medical and physiotherapy support.

  • Fitness testing and analysis.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Scholarships are reserved for students who have reached, or have the potential to reach a very high level of performance, competing at one or a combination of international, national, inter-provincial and inter-county level. 

Leaving Certificate applicants

  • Required to meet the normal matriculation/minimum entry requirements and any special course requirements;

  • May receive up to 60 CAO points to assist in bridging any points shortfall for admission to preferred level 8 degree. Sport scholarship applicants must achieve at least 300 points in their best six Leaving Certificate subjects.

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