The College offers a number of Foundation Scholarships, carrying with them considerable prestige as well as financial benefit, each year on the basis of a competitive examination held in early January. The Scholarship Examination can only be taken by students in their Senior Freshman year, except in exceptional circumstances when students may defer it to the following year.
A first-class performance in the exam is a prerequisite for the award of a Scholarship, and we strongly recommend that only those students with at least a good 2:1 in their previous year's examination go forward for Scholarship. Candidates intending to present for the Foundation Scholarship examinations must complete an online application form, which can be accessed via the Academic Registry website at https://www.tcd.ie/academicregistry/exams/scholarship/: further details of the application and examination process can also be found here.
Information concerning the format and requirements of the Scholarship exams for SH Classics and for TSM Greek, Latin, Ancient History and Archaeology, and Classical Studies is available from the Department. All students intending to take the Foundation Scholarship examination must first consult with the Head of Department.