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Oifig na Gaeilge

On-campus Residency Scheme

  • Campus Residency Scheme: for undergraduate students who will be in 2nd, 3rd and 4th year in 2019-20 (12 spaces)
  • Second Year Residency Scheme (Dartry/Trinity Hall) for undergraduate students who will be in 2nd year only in 2019-20 (6 spaces)

The selection process for the Campus/Second Year Residency Scheme 2019/20 has ended. The application process for the 2020/21 academic year will open in February/March 2020.


The Schemes

This scheme is administered by Oifig na Gaeilge/Coiste na Gaeilge in assocation with the Office of the Junior Dean in Trinity, to promote the use of Irish in the life of College through making accommodation available at a reduced rate to students who are accepted for the Scheme and who fulfill its conditions.

A grant (€1,000 per student) is offered to full-time students who speak fluent Irish, are willing to speak it in their daily life and who have participated in Irish language activities or societies, in order to defray some of their costs of accommodation on the College Campus. The first portion of the grant is paid after Christmas and the second portion at the end of the academic year.

  1. Campus Residency Scheme (12 places) - open to continuing undergraduate students in 2019-20 (2nd, 3rd and 4th year)
  2. Dartry Scheme for Second Year Students (6 places) - open to undergraduate students who will be in 2nd year only in in 2019-20.

Scheme 1 is located on Trinity College Dublin's city centre campus.
Scheme 2 is located in Trinity Hall, Dartry, Dublin 6.

Conditions for students of the Scheme

  • To speak Irish always in the apartment.
  • To take an active part in Irish language events in College and in College life generally.
  • To sign a form at the beginning of the year confirming that they accept the conditions of the scheme.
  • To complete at least one project (as a group) per term e.g. organise an event, awareness campaign, etc.
  • To prepare a report and present this (as agroup) to the Irish Language Officer and Coiste na Gaeilge at the end of each term outlining how they have complied with the requirements of the Scheme.
  • The student himself/herself will pay for the cost of the accommodation. The grant payment will assist in reducing these costs.
  • In the event that these conditions are not being met by the student, Coiste na Gaeilge reserves the right to terminate their participation in the Irish Language Student Residency Scheme.

The Application Process


The application process will opean and students will be asked to complete the application form. A shortlist will be compiled and students on the shortlist will be invited for interview.


Interviews will be held at the end of March/beginning of April. 12 students will be selected for the Campus Scheme and 6 students for the Second Year/Dartry Scheme.


Students will be informed in relation to whether they have or have not secured a space on the Scemes.




Last updated 13 May 2019 by .