McAleese Scholarship for Northern Ireland Students


  • For entry September 2024, DCU applicants with a permanent home address in Northern Ireland, may be eligible to apply for a McAleese Scholarship. The scholarship includes a cash award and allows successful applicants to gain one of up to five reserved places across a number of DCU undergraduate courses.     
  • Restrictions: There are a number of programmes which will not be included in this scholarship process due to externally driven restrictions to programme quotas. 
  • Entry Requirements: Applicants must meet DCU minimum entry requirements and specific programme entry requirements as outlined on the DCU website, The scholarships are based on presentation of three A-levels, with a minimum requirement of 2 ‘A’ and 1 ‘B’ grades. Applicants are required to submit a scholarship application form and the required personal statement (questions 1 and 2 on the form) will be used in the event of ties on point scoring.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must apply through the Central Applications Office before the normal closing date for applications, 1st February at 5.00pm, or before the late closing date for applications, 1st May at 5.00pm. See: for further information. In addition, students must submit this form before 1st July 2024. Applications received after 1st July 2024 will not be processed. 


McAleese Scholarship Application form

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