Applications for the Trinity Sport Scholarships are currently closed.

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Further Information

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


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.

Applications for the 2023 / 24 sport scholarship programme are now open via our online application form HERE . The closing date for receipt of applications is the 31st of August 2023*. Applications will be reviewed after the closing date and all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application at the end of September 2023. Prospective students can make enquires to

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

Trinity College Dublin recently unveiled its Sport Scholarship students for 2022 / ‘23. Student athletes from a wide variety of sports, including rugby, basketball, GAA, rowing, hockey, and cricket are featured in this year’s programme.  

Among those on the high-performance pathway are:

    Ireland Senior International Hockey Player and World Cup silver medalist - Katie Mullan


    Ireland Senior International and Leinster rugby players – Ryan Baird and Joe McCarthy


    Ireland Senior International and Ulster rugby player - Kathryn Dane 


    Irish Senior 7’s and 15’s player - Meabh Deely


    Irish Senior Cricket players – Rebecca Stokell and Leah Paul


    Irish Senior Basketball Internationals – Dayna Finn and Sarah Kenny


    Irish Senior Volleyball players - Lara McNichols and Grace Maloney


Harry Sheridan, Gavin Hoey and Sadhbh Doyle receive this year’s Trevor West Scholarship which is awarded to exceptional athletes who have shown outstanding contribution to sport at Trinity and within their respective sport clubs. Niamh Kenny and Giulia Anderlini receive the K.O. Lee basketball scholarship in association with Trinity Meteors. The scholarship was created in memory of Trinity alumnus K.O Lee who coached the Meteors Ladies Basketball team at Trinity and contributed to the team’s success in the 1970s.

Matthew Dossett, Deputy Director of Sport and Physical Activity, Trinity College Dublin commented: “We’re delighted to announce a very strong calibre of scholars for 2022 / ‘23. With eleven sports represented and a diverse range of internationally recognised and developing athletes.”

He continued, “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 both 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 on Monday, 21st November. During the event Trinity Sport student athletes will take part in a panel discussion on ‘Dual career: Combining sports and studies.’

Trinity College Dublin Sport Scholars 2022 / 23:
Anna Jones – Gaelic Football
Conall Henchy – Rugby
Cuileann Bourke – GAA Handball
Dayna Finn – Basketball
Erin McIlwaine – Sailing
Grace Moloney – Volleyball
Isobel Radford-Dodd – Modern Pentathlon and Fencing
Joseph McCarthy – Rugby
Katie Mullan – Hockey
Kathryn Dane - Rugby
Lara McNichols – Volleyball
Laura Noble – Hockey
Leah Paul – Cricket
Lee Pearson – Gaelic Football
Lisa Blaney – Basketball
Meabh Deely – Rugby
Paddy McCarthy – Rugby
Rebecca Stokell – Cricket
Rory Brickenden – Gaelic Football
Ryan Baird – Rugby
Sam Hickmott – Hockey
Sarah Kenny – Basketball

K.O Lee Scholarship 2022 / 23:
Giulia Anderlini - Basketball
Niamh Kenny – Basketball

Trevor West Scholars 2022 / 23:
Gavin Hoey – Cricket
Harry Sheridan – Rugby
Sadhbh Doyle – Soccer

Club academy Scholars 2022 / 23:
Alex Devitt – Basketball
Darragh Timmons – Basketball
Theo Dempsey - Cricket
Mikey O' Reilly - Cricket
David Vincent - Cricket
Matthew Humphreys - Cricket
Ronan Brennan – Rowing
Tiarnan McKnight – Rowing
Tom Stevens – Rowing
Ronan Quinn – Rugby
Louis O’Reilly – Rugby
Aaran Coleman – Rugby
Thomas Connolly – Rugby
Gavin Jones – Rugby
Anthony Ryan – Rugby
Cormac King – Rugby
Dylan Ryan – Rugby
Diarmuid McCormack – Rugby
Peter Maher – Rugby
John Francis Campbell – Rugby
Callum O'Reilly – Rugby
Max Dunne – Rugby
Jonathan Ross – Rugby
Liam Nolan – Rugby
Dave Walsh – Rugby
Hugh O'Kennedy – Rugby
Sam Berman – Rugby
Zach Quirke – Rugby
Matt Victory – Rugby
David Colbert – Rugby
Aran Egan – Rugby
Ruadhan Byron – Rugby
Marcus Kiely – Rugby

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