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Sports & Sports Scholarships

For more information please contact studenthelp@dcu.ie 

 How much is it to join the gym in the sports centre?

It costs €195 for the academic year for a student to join. This price includes access to all facilities and classes (such as Spin, core, TRX and kettlebells) on both the Glasenvin and St Patricks campuses.

 I don't play for a team, can I still join?

Of course. DCU Sport caters for all abilities and interests. Whether you want to go to the swimming pool or sauna, or want to use the gym or the cardio area. Sport in DCU is for all abilities and interests (Click here fro a full list of teams and training times from 2015/16).

Are there sports facilities in DCU? 

DCU facilities are spread across our two campuses and include a superb sports complex and a 25 metre pool together with a huge range of Sports Clubs and Societies (over 40). The Sports Developement Services ensures there are sports activities for all students.  The DCU Sports arena also hosts a number of sports such as superleague basketball and the sports grounds include an all weather(which is floodlight), 4 grass pitch's (one is floodlight), 5 lane sprint track, Click here for the full range of activities and facilities available. 

 Are beginners welcome for all sports? Is there different level teams or groups of people that train and do it for fun rather than full on competition?

All the sporting clubs welcome beginners and there are different level teams to play for. Competitions do take place but you can also just train for fun.

  What kind of sports scholarships does DCU offer? Are they open to all sports? 

We offer a two types of sports scholarships which require you to download a form online and send it to DCU:

1. Elite sports scholarship: If successful it entitles the candidate an opportunity to study a course on a reduced number of points. Click here for more information  (Closing date is May 1st of each year)

2. General sports scholarship: Click here for all infromation (closing date is July 1st of each year)

All sports scholarships are available to apply for all sports.