Sports Scholarship Criteria and Process

MTU Sports Scholarship Application Criteria 2020 - 2021


To apply for the MTU Sports Scholarship athletes must fulfil the eligibility criteria listed below:

  •  Applications will be considered from current full-time students of Munster Technoligical University
  • Prospective students may apply for the MTU Sports Scholarship programme but only if they have applied for a course at MTU through the CAO. Furthermore progressing through the application process will be subject to the individual successfully meeting the MTUadmission requirements through the CAO system and enrolling in a programme of academic study at MTU
  • Only sports recognised by the Irish Sports Council will be considered.
  • Please contact the Irish Sports Council for more information on tel: 01 860 8800 or visit
  • Recipients will be required to maintain their academic standards throughout the term of their scholarship. Students who do not pass their exams in the summer/autumn are not eligible to apply for a scholarship the following year.
  • Applicants must compete at or have the potential to compete at International, National, Inter-Provincial or Inter-County Level
  • It is a requirement that successful applicants maintain the appropriate level of commitment to MTU in their sport and compete in all intervarsity and other related competitions
  • The recipient must train with their respective MTU Club at least once a week; attendance will be monitored by the respective coaches.
  • Gaelic Games recipients must, if eligible (i.e. Not registered to a Senior Hurling or Football Club Only already playing in the Cork County Senior Championships), be available to play for the Institute in the Cork County Championships.  Recipients who do not make themselves available may not be eligible for a scholarship in the subsequent year.
  • Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the administration, coaching, promotion, and development of their sport at MTU and have the ability and responsibility to conduct a coaching session should the need arise.
  • The recipient will be expected to participate in two fitness tests/specific tests set out by the Sports Office during the year and achieve the required standards as set out by the Sports Office. This will be communicated to you in writing throughout the year.
  •  Support workshops and lectures will be organised throughout the year. Attendance at these events is mandatory.
  • Recipients will be expected to keep up to date on the relevant reading materials available in the Institute’s library on their particular sport.
  • Should the Scholarship recipient sustain injury or illness during the course of their Academic Year, it is the responsibility of that recipient to report immediately to the Sports Office. It is also necessary that the recipient be aware of the proper procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of all our MTU athletes under the current athlete welfare programme at the Institute.
  • All scholarship recipients are ambassadors of the Munster Technoligical University and should conduct themselves accordingly.

Please note that meeting all the above criteria does not mean automatic acceptance to the Scholarship Programme.

The eligibility and selection criteria reflect the evolving nature of the Sport Scholarship Programme and Munster Technoligical University reserves the right to amend the criteria for selection according to the requirements of the scheme.


N.B If the above criteria are not met by the recipient their Scholarship may be wholly or partially withdrawn at the discretion of the Sports Council.

MTU Sports Scholarship Application Process

Athletes that wish to be considered for a Sports Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year must send a completed Application Form to the Sport Office, Munster Technoligical University, Bishopstown, Cork.

Short listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview. The panel will consider the applicants current level of performance to include frequency and duration of achievement, potential in your sport and the possible contribution to sport at MTU. The Panel will also consider the high performance structure in your sport. If successful at interview, athletes will be offered a conditional Sport Scholarship Award .

Scholarship Application Forms:

► Closing date for application: 5pm on Thursday 7th of October 2021
► Application forms will be available after 1st August 2021


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