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  • Global Graduate Scholarship Programme

    The Trinity College Dublin Global Graduate Sport Scholarship programme is a scholarship programme that enables talented student athletes to compete at a high level in their chosen sport whilst completing a postgraduate/Masters academic programme at Trinity College Dublin. The scholarship supports athletes in their pursuit of both athletic and academic success.

    Scholarship Benefits:

      • Academic Fee Waiver (Up to 50%)

      • Athletic support including coaching, physio, Strength & Conditioning and Sport Science

      • Opportunity to compete at a high level in your chosen sport

      • Qualification from a world renowned academic institution

    The Global Graduate Sports Scholarships are available for courses in the following Schools

      • Trinity Business School

      • School of Natural Sciences

      • School of Natural Sciences

      • School of Engineering


      • Open to all non-EU students

      • To be considered applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for their chosen course and have a record of high achievement in their chosen sport

      • Candidates should demonstrate strong evidence of future outstanding potential and how they can contribute to sport and life at Trinity College

    For further information:

      To register your interest in the scholarship or to find out further information regarding our sports programmes please contact Lisa Cafferky, Student Sport Pathway Manager

    How to apply:

      1. Complete the Global Graduate Scholarship form HERE

      2. Submit an official application to your preferred postgraduate programme

    *Open to all applicants who have non-EU status and will pay tuition fees at the non-EU rate

    General Eligibility and Criteria

    The application process for Trinity Sport Scholarships is very competitive. To apply for the Trinity College Sport Scholarship programme athletes must fulfil the general eligibility criteria as listed below.
    • All applicants must satisfy the normal entry requirements of the University and have been offered a place on a course in Trinity. Current students must show academic progression and maintain a satisfactory academic standard throughout the duration of their course.
    • Only sports recognised by Sport Ireland will be considered
    • Applicants must demonstrate outstanding ability in their sport and demonstrate their ability to compete at National/International level (inter county level for GAA applicants).
    • All sport scholars must represent Trinity College Dublin intervarsity and national league teams where appropriate competition pathway are in place.
    • Applications will be assessed sport by sport, with athlete’s home national structure and international ranking factored into the final decision. Sports on the Performance Pathway & Olympic sports will be given preference.
    • Successful applicants will be required to complete a Sport Scholarship agreement outlining the Terms & Conditions associated with the scholarship offer. Continuation on the post scholarship programme each year is dependent on the recipient making satisfactory progress in both academic and sporting performance.

    How to Apply

    Applications for the 2021/2022 sport scholarship programme are now open via our online application form HERE . The closing date for receipt of applications is the 31st of August 2021*. Applications will be reviewed after the closing date and all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in September 2021. Prospective students can make enquires to

    *In exceptional circumstances Trinity Sport reserve, the right to offer a conditional sport scholarship offer.

    Current Recipients 2020 / 2021

    Trinity College Dublin today unveiled its Sport Scholarship students for 2020/21. Student athletes from a wide variety of sports, including rugby, basketball, GAA, rowing, athletics, hockey and cricket are featured in this year’s programme.

    Among those on the high-performance pathway are:

      Tokyo 2021 Paralympics Rowing athlete (USA) – John Tanguay

      Leinster rugby players – Ryan Baird, Jack Dunne and Liam Turner

      Ireland U-20 players – Joseph McCarthy, Luis Faria and Thomas Clarkson

      Ulster and Ireland international rugby player Kathryn Dane

      Irish Senior 7’s players Meabh Deely and Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird

      Irish Senior Cricket players – Rebecca Stokell, Leah Paul and Rachel Delaney

      Ireland Senior basketball player Edel Thornton

    Phoebe Sterba and Megan Swords were selected as part of the Global Graduate Sport Scholarship which is supported by Trinity Business School. This scholarship is for international students who are completing a postgraduate course at Trinity. Niamh Kenny and Sarah Kenny are the first recipients of the inaugural Kao Lee Basketball Scholarship in partnership with Trinity Meteors. The scholarship was created in memory of Trinity alumnus Kao Lee who coached the Meteors Ladies Basketball team at Trinity and contributed to the team’s success in the 1970s. Thomas Stevens, Conall Hayes and Caron Ryan receive this year’s Trevor West Scholarship. The Trevor West Scholarship is awarded to exceptional athletes who have shown outstanding contribution to sport at Trinity and engagement within their sport clubs.

    Matthew Dossett, Deputy Head of Sport and Recreation commented: “We’re delighted to announce a very strong calibre of scholars for 2020/21. With 13 sports represented and a diverse range of developing and internationally recognised athletes, this is among our strongest list of recipients yet.”

    He continued, “Under the current circumstances which are hugely challenging to athletes, the ever-improving standards of the support structure available to our highest performing athletes and teams in Trinity has enabled a continued growth in applications. Improving our capability to attract and support talented athletes is a key objective for Trinity Sport, and this continual process will ensure that Trinity remains a strong destination of choice for the very best student athletes domestically and internationally. I’d like to congratulate this year’s scholars and wish everyone the very best of sporting and academic success for the season ahead.”

    Among the benefits on offer to scholars are specialised strength and conditioning training, a dedicated medical care pathway, lifestyle, nutritional and financial support. An event to celebrate this year’s scholars will be held virtually on Thursday, 12th November 2020. During the event Trinity Sport ambassadors Nicole Owens, Ed Joyce and Trinity alumni Linda Djougang will be taking part in a panel discussion on the theme of ‘the emergence of sport from Covid-19’.

    Trinity College Dublin Sport Scholars 2020 / 21:
    Kate Doherty – Athletics
    Matthew Behan – Athletics
    Phoebe Sterba – Basketball (Global Graduate Scholarship)
    Megan Swords – Basketball (Global Graduate Scholarship)
    Edel Thornton – Basketball
    Niamh Kenny – Basketball (Kao Lee Basketball Scholarship)
    Sarah Kenny – Basketball (Kao Lee Basketball Scholarship)
    Laura Stack – Camogie
    Rebecca Stokell – Cricket
    Leah Paul – Cricket
    Rachel Delaney – Cricket
    Erica Markey – Hockey
    Laura Noble – Hockey
    Iseult Cambey – Hockey
    Anna Jones – Ladies Gaelic Football
    Cliodhna Ni She – Ladies Gaelic Football
    John Tanguay – Rowing
    Ryan Baird – Rugby
    Jack Dunne – Rugby
    Liam Turner – Rugby
    Thomas Clarkson – Rugby
    Luis Faria – Rugby
    Kathryn Dane – Rugby
    Joseph McCarthy – Rugby
    Meabh Deely – Rugby
    Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird – Rugby
    Sadhbh Doyle – Soccer
    Aisling Keller – Sailing
    Anastasiya Bogoslovska – Badminton
    Thomas Stevens – Rowing (Trevor West Scholarship)
    Conall Hayes – Athletics (Trevor West Scholarship)
    Caron Ryan – Athletics (Trevor West Scholarship)
    Cuileann Bourke – GAA Handball
    Luke Corcoran – Hurling

    Club academy Scholar 2020 / 21:
    Ronan Brennan – Rowing

    Past Recipients

    Further Information

    If you would like further information or would like to discuss the scholarship programme in more detail please contact

    For any questions regarding scholarships please contact: