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Prospective Students

Undergraduate Scholarships

  Academic scholarship programme

From September 2020 incoming students will be awarded an academic scholarship worth €500 by gaining a CAO points’ requirement through the Leaving Certificate or equivalent exams. The points’ requirement for students who wish to study a course in the following faculties is as follows:

Faculty of Engineering and Computing: 
Students gaining in excess of 550 (above 550) CAO points will be awarded an academic scholarship

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences: 
Students gaining in excess of 550 (above 550) CAO points will be awarded an academic scholarship

Faculty of Science and Health: 
Students gaining in excess of 550 (above 550) CAO points will be awardedan academic scholarship

Dublin City University Business School:
Students gaining in excess of 550 (above 550) CAO points will be awarded an academic scholarship

DCU Institute of Education:
Students gaining in excess of 550 (above 550) CAO points will be awarded an academic scholarship

There is no application process for this academic scholarship. If students gain the stated number of points, meet the specific entry requirements and register in DCU, they will automatically receive the scholarship.

You will be notified directly by DCU with more details end of October 2020.

The €500 will be offset against 2nd Semester fees. If a student is eligible for a SUSI grant, then the €500 will be refunded into their bank account.

Contact: studenthelp@dcu.ie

 

  McAleese Scholarship for Northern Ireland students

McAleese Scholarship for Northern Ireland Students

DCU applicants with a permanent home address in Northern Ireland, presenting 3 A Level results, with a minimum requirement of 2 ‘A’ and 1 ‘B’ grades may be eligible for the McAleese Scholarship. The scholarship allows successful applicants to gain one of five reserved places across a number of DCU undergraduate programmes and includes a small cash award. Applicants must meet DCU minimum entry requirements and specific programme entry requirements as outlined on the DCU website here. Applicants should apply through CAO by the normal closing date of 1st February or before the late closing date of 1st May. Applicants must also submit a McAleese Scholarship Application Form directly to DCU. To obtain a copy of the application form, click here.  For further information about this scholarship, call Registry on 01-7005338 or email your query to http://dcu.ie/registryqueries

IMPORTANT NOTE

The McAleese Scholarship will continue for entry 2020/21, this Scholarship will be reviewed for entry September 2021.

 

 

  Performance Sport

DCU is one of the leading third level sporting institutions in Ireland and has evolved into a modern hub for sporting excellence with a growing academic portfolio of sports related degree programmes allied to a multi million-euro capital investment programme. Alongside the state of the art sporting facilities and academic programmes, DCU prides itself on its sport development programmes, elite athlete development programmes and Sports Academy.

The act of balancing academic achievement, sporting excellence and personal development remains a challenge for talented Irish sports people. Through its high performance structures and initiatives, DCU is committed to enhancing the academic and sporting achievements of young sports men and women in the country, as well as making a positive impact on the future of Irish Sport. DCU’s high performance sport initiatives include:

For further information about CAO points concession scholarship contact:
E: registry@dcu.ie

For further information about  Sport Scholarships  contact:
Esports-wellbeing@dcu.ie 

 

  Access and HEAR

Access Routes to Third Level
Various socio-economic factors are taken into consideration including long-term unemployment, low family income, little or no family tradition of progression to third level education, limited study facilities at home and family stresses - particularly those related to limited finance. Students will normally be available for a Local Authority Grant although this is not the only criterion.

What criteria must applicants to HEAR or Access DCU satisfy to obtain a place?

Achieve the minimum entry requirements of the University and any specific programme requirements:

  • Meet the socio-economic criteria
  • Have a high level of motivation
  • Attend an interview/audition if necessary
  • Successfully complete the Summer School / Orientation programme
  • Complete the application form and provide all necessary documentation

Click here for further information click here.

 

  VIP Fresher

Due to the current situation, our VIP Fresher competition has been cancelled for entry 2020. We hope to come back bigger and better for entry 2021.

 

  University of Sanctuary

University of Sanctuary

Dublin City University was designated a “University of Sanctuary” in December 2016 in recognition of our commitment to welcome asylum seekers and refugees into the university community and to foster a culture of inclusion for all.

DCU is the first Irish university to receive this designation, awarded by Places of Sanctuary Ireland, an organisation that supports efforts in Ireland to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary. Among a range of initiatives announced by the university, DCU provided fifteen academic scholarships to applicants who are currently in Ireland in Direct Provision either as asylum seekers or refugees.

Click here for further information click here.