Applications for the 2020/21 academic year:
Athlete Support Programme – Applications now open as of February 21st 2020. Closing Date for Applications is June 1st 2020.
Elite Athlete Academic Entry Scheme – Applications now open. Closing date for applications is June 1st 2020.
TU Dublin is recognised for its support of sporting excellence through the development of an environment in which students can excel and realise their full potential - in both sport and education, as well as making a positive impact on the future of Irish Sport. To date the University has an enviable and proud track record of success in High Performance Sport and our sporting initiatives are designed to strengthen that reputation and support aspiring talented young sportspeople at the highest levels in sport. Through the Athlete Support Programme and Elite Athlete Academic Entry Scheme, the University is committed to providing talented young athletes with a supportive environment within which they can develop maximum sporting performance alongside academic excellence.
The programme has allowed me to make adjustments to my timetable without sacrificing the quality of my training and college education. The funding has also been a major impact to me allowing me to be able to pay for college and use other funds to pay for my training and competition. I started TU Dublin as a Paralympic athlete but will leave as a Paralympic Medallist and this would not have been possible without the support I have received. - Ellen Keane - Irish Paralympic Bronze Medallist, 2016 Rio Paralympics
The programme has provided me with an opportunity to achieve both my sporting and academic goals. Flexibility shown by the University in terms of facilitating my training and extra academic supports have enabled me to concentrate on my studies while at the same time playing College football including Sigerson Cup and Inter-County football to the highest level. Being supported as an elite GAA player at the University has also allowed me to be introduced to and get to know other talented athletes across a range of sporting disciplines. - Brian Howard – Member of 5 ‘in-a-row’ winning Dublin Senior Panel