Sports Scholarship Information

AIT has operated a sports scholarship scheme since 1996 for students who have reached, or have the potential to reach, a very high standard of performance in their chosen sport.

Under the scheme, 112 scholarships were awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Scholarship now operates on two levels. A Gold Scholarship is worth up to the value of €1,000 to include use of our sports facilities, physical therapy, strength & conditioning coaching, functional screening assessments, cookery demonstrations, academic support, nutritional advice, lifestyle management and sports psychology. An Academy level scholarship does not include a cash payment but includes each of the supports listed above.

Each scholarship is awarded for a period of one year, but may be renewed for up to a maximum of four years. Students pursuing higher study after the four year threshold will be considered for additional years.

The first scholarship payment will be made in December to those fulfilling the conditions of award. The second payment comes after the recipients have completed and passed all their final examinations. Sports scholarship recipients must adhere to the institute’s sports scholarship regulations, a copy of which may be obtained from the Sports Department.

The closing date for applications is Monday the 2nd of September 2019. Further details of the scheme may be obtained from your local school/college or directly from David McHugh in the Sports Department via email at or by phone + 353 (0)90 6468022.

Please apply online for a Sports Scholarship by clicking the link below:

Sports Scholarship Application 2019-2020

Elite Sports Persons Entry Scheme 

AIT has put in place for all its undergraduate degree courses an academic entrance scheme for elite sportspersons. A number of places will be reserved for outstanding candidates who have reached a very high standard of sporting achievement, through performance or coaching, and who are committed to further developing their sporting and academic careers.

Applicants must satisfy the minimum entry requirements for Level 7 and/or Level 8 degrees at the Institute. In addition, applicants must have reached a specified sports standard to be eligible for this very competitive scheme and selection of successful candidates will be based on a range of criteria, including sporting achievements.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 1st May 2019. Further details of the Elite Entry Scheme directly from the admission officer on + 353 (0) 646 8130.

Elite Sportsperson’s Pathway (Supplementary Information Form)