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McAleese Scholarship (for students from Northern Ireland)

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. 


There are a number of programmes which will not be included in this scholarship process due to externally driven restrictions to programme quotas.

Entry Criteria

Applicants must meet DCU minimum entry requirements and specific programme entry requirements outlined here. The scholarships are based on the presentation of three A-levels, with a minimum requirement of 2 ‘A’ and 1 ‘B’ grades. The required personal statement below will be used in the event of ties on point-scoring.


To be eligible, applicants must apply through the Central Applications Office before the normal closing date for applications, February 1 at 5.15pm, or before the late closing date for applications, May 1 2024 at 5.15pm. See: www.cao.ie for further information. 

Online application form is available HERE and you must apply on or before 1st July 2024.

Applications received after this date will not be processed

For further information about this scholarship, call Registry on 01-7005338 or email your query to: ugadmissions@dcu.ie