Maynooth University GAA Scholarship Programme

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Maynooth University GAA Scholarship Programme is now open to incoming first year applicants for the 2021/2022 academic year. Maximise your playing potential while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Maynooth University is committed to the development of sporting excellence at Maynooth University. In 2020 the University awarded over 150 first year sport scholarships.

The application deadline for a Sports Scholarship at Maynooth University is 1st April.

Scholarships are awarded for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Basketball, GAA, Golf, Rugby and Soccer.

Other Sports: Prospective students with proven or perceived potential to perform at international level in their chosen sport can apply for up to 60 CAO points concession towards their MU course of choice (with the exception of Primary School Teaching, which requires an additional process). No bursary is offered, but funding is available to MU students with national representative honours to attend training camps and international competition.

Find out more about Maynooth University and contact details.

Whether you’ve just left school, eager to master a subject or considering upskilling, Maynooth University can accommodate all educational needs.

Maynooth University is an internationally recognised institution located 25 kilometres outside of Dublin, Ireland, and is the nation’s fastest growing university.

One of four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth University in 2019 placed #50 in the global top 100 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

On 16 June 2017, Maynooth University celebrated its 20th birthday, having been formally established as an autonomous university in 1997. Yet, it traces its origins to the foundation of the Royal College of St. Patrick in 1795, drawing inspiration from a heritage that includes over 200 years of education and scholarship.

Today, Maynooth University is a place of lively contrasts–a modern institution, dynamic, rapidly-growing, research-led and engaged, yet grounded in historic academic strengths and scholarly traditions.

With more than 12,000 students from more than 90 countries, Maynooth offers a range of programmes at undergraduate, Master’s and PhD level in the humanities, science and engineering, and social sciences, including business, law, and education. The University also offers a range of international programmes and partnerships.

Maynooth’s unique collegial culture fosters an interdisciplinary approach to research, which its world-class academics bring to bear in tackling some of the most fundamental challenges facing society today. The University’s research institutes and centres consolidate and deliver this impact as vibrant communities of learning, discovery and creation. Research at Maynooth also is very much central to its teaching, and the University prides itself on placing equal value on its research and teaching missions.

In addition to being named in THE’s Top 50 Under 50, Maynooth University is recognised among the top 400 universities in the world, the top 200 European universities, and as one of the top 200 universities for international connections and outlook.


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