Funding Announced for New DCU Golf Scholarship

DCU Educational Trust and DCU Sport are pleased to announce the creation of a new DCU Golf Scholarship commencing in September 2024. The scholarship will support a talented student golfer to progress their academic and sporting goals while enrolled as an undergraduate student at DCU over the course of a four-year degree programme, or on a postgraduate programme.

The scholarship builds on DCU Sport’s existing sports scholarship programme, which supports over 200 elite student athletes annually. DCU enjoys a strong reputation for the promotion of sports and physical activity as an integral part of the student experience, the outstanding performances of the university’s elite athletes and the expertise of DCU’s School of Health and Human Performance in the science that underpins sport. This is reflected in DCU’s selection as the Student Sports Ireland Sports College of the Year in 2019, 2020 and 2023.

Golf Scholarship Benefits

The successful scholarship awardee will receive a tailored scholarship package with benefits that will include:

  • A financial bursary 
  • Membership of DCU Sports Complex with state-of-the-art pool, sport and performance gym facilities
  • Membership of Portmarnock Golf Club
  • High performance education talks and workshops
  • Academic support (e.g. flexibility or additional tuition)
  • Sports science supports
  • Strength and conditioning support
  • DCU Sport Scholarship attire
  • Invitations to DCU Scholarship award events
  • Goal setting and performance planning
  • Career guidance support
  • Access to national and international competition
  • Access to specialist coaching (in-house DCU coaches and external experts through partnerships with sport National Governing Bodies)
  • DCU athletes benefit from state-of-the art pool, sport and gym facilities in DCU Sports Complex, with facilities to train and recovery on four separate campuses in the Drumcondra and Glasnevin areas – St. Patrick’s campus, DCU Glasnevin Campus, DCU Sports campus & Morton Stadium.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must have an academic application, through the CAO or other, submitted to study at Dublin City University for entry in September 2024. Applicants may also be a current DCU student enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate course, returning in September 2024.
  • Applicants must have proven Junior or Senior International representation or have demonstrated outstanding sporting ability at European/ World Championship or Olympic level and be part of a high-performance squad or pathway with Golf Ireland. 
  • Applicants must have a Handicap Index of 0 or better for male applicants, or 2.0 or better for female applicants.. 
Application Process
  • Candidates who wish to express their interest in applying for the DCU Golf Scholarship, and who meet the criteria outlined above, should email Molly Moran, DCU Sports Scholarship and Performance Manager at
  • Please note that this process is separate to general applications to the DCU Sport Scholarship Programme. 
  • Applicants must provide contact details for two referees, one to be from the applicant’s high-performance sporting network and one to be from a closely linked educational role to the applicant.