Foundation Scholarship is a College institution with a long history and high prestige. The objective of the Foundation Scholarship examination is to identify students who, at a level of evaluation appropriate to the Senior Freshman year, can consistently demonstrate exceptional knowledge and understanding of their subjects.
You can find details regarding entitlements, important scholarship dates, application forms and timetables on the following websites:
BESS Foundation Scholarship Exams
BESS candidates are examined in the subjects of their course up to the end of Michaelmas term of the Senior Freshman year.
The examination consists of four 2¼ hour examination papers. More in-depth information on the papers will be available on the Trinity Business School, Department of Economics, Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology websites.
- BESS Scholarship Information is available here
The Academic Registry will notify students when the application process for Scholarship has been made available.
This academic year, the Foundation Scholarship examinations are scheduled to be held on Monday 25th to Friday 29th January 2021 (although it may be necessary to schedule some examinations in the preceding week). Recommendations for scholarship are based on all four papers. To be recommended for Scholarship, students must attain an overall mark of 70%, at least two papers must attain a first class mark of 70+ and any remaining papers must attain a mark of at least 65+%.
- Past Foundation Scholarship examination papers
- See the BESS Handbook for Foundation Scholar Conventions