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A limited number of Sporting Scholarships are offered to full time students who are accepted into Trinity College. Applicants should have outstanding ability in a particular sport, and desire to represent the University in their sport.

Scholarship group photo


The range and level of support services is individual based and will be tailored towards the needs of the athlete. These
• Financial support for academic and sporting commitments
• Academic Support
• Physiological Testing
• Physiotherapy and Injury Prevention
• Fitness Programmes
• Strength & Conditioning
• Sports Nutrition
• Sports Psychology
• Time Management and Lifestyle Planning
• Clothing

The Scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years dependent on performance.


Awardees will be expected to become an active member of the University sporting club for which the award has been granted.

Competing for a University club and at Inter Collegiate competitions also presents the opportunity to be nominated for a University pink, the highest sporting award the University can give. 

Each year intervarsity sporting competitions are played against other Universities and Colleges.

Sports Scholarship awardees are expected to represent Trinity College at these events, noting that the Sport Clubs Governing Body (DUCAC) subsidies travel and accommodation expenses for representative teams.  

NB: Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and may be renewed for subsequent years.Natalya

‘I was been able to continue my academic studies alongside my sporting career because of the support given to me by Trinity College’
Natalya Coyle, Modern Pentathlon, Olympian, London 2012.

Tom Brennan

‘The Trinity Sports Scholarship Programme has been invaluable in allowing me to continue competing at a high level in my sport’
Tom Brennan, International Kayaker


Persons interested in applying for a scholarship should complete an application form and forward it to Cathy Gallagher, Development Manager, Department of Sport, Trinity Sports Centre, Trinity College, Dublin 2.The closing date for 2015/2016 Scholarship Programme is Friday 2nd October 2015.

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Last updated 27 August 2015