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Institute of Technology Carlow

Elite Sports Scholarship

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Specific discipline
Various benefits
30 Sep 2024
Application deadline


Institute of Technology Carlow provides a number of Sports Scholarships to students of exceptional sporting ability for each academic year. The Scholarships afford the elite sports person the opportunity to compete at the highest level while pursuing a course of academic study in Carlow.


Scholarship type

Merit and need based

Number of scholarships to award



Value unknown

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • other


Elite Sports Scholarship offers resources as well as financial support to athletes to assist with the cost of accommodation, coaching and specialised training equipment. This year five students were recognised as elite scholars for their huge contribution to sport. They are: Xena Jordan (Offshore rowing), Eoin Cody (Hurling), Conor Harkins (Basketball), Scout Frame (Basketball) and Kiley Gelston (Basketball).

SETU Carlow has established itself as one of the leading third level sporting institutions in Ireland and is quickly evolving into a modern hub for sporting excellence. Our state of the art sporting facilities and growing academic portfolio of sports related programmes means we are now in a position to attract the very best athletes, who are competing both nationally and internationally across a wide range of disciplines. In line with these developments 2015 saw the introduction of our elite scholarship strand where we recognise the very best athletes competing at the very highest level in their chosen sport. 


Applicable programmes


The benefits and monetary value of the scholarship are unknown.


  • They accept applications from all students, irrespective of nationality, course, or year of study.
  • Scholarships are awarded annually in November/December in a wide range of sports.
  • Preference is given to sports already represented at club level within the college in SETU Carlow’s focus sports of GAA, Soccer, Rugby, Basketball, Athletics, and other Olympic and Paralympic sports.

Applications made in other sports will be considered on a case-by-case basis. In order to be eligible to receive an SETU Carlow Sports Scholarship you will:

  • need to be either a current SETU Carlow student or have been successfully offered a place for the new academic year.
  • be of regional/provincial/county, national or international standard in your chosen sport.
  • agree to represent SETU Carlow within student or other relevant individual and/or team competitions.

Scholarship requirements


Sport and Exercise Science





Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

30 Sep 2024

Closing Date for Scholarship Applications is 30th September.

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