New UL Sports Scholarships Are Best in Ireland

Regarded as Ireland’s premier sports campus, boasting some of the top facilities in Europe, the University of Limerick has ‘raised the bar’ with a new suite of sports scholarships. The UL Sports Scholarships will offer elite athletes the support they need  in pursuing and excelling in their sport while also undertaking academic study at the University of Limerick.

The Scholarships are open to undergraduate and postgraduate students and provide significant funding towards accommodation, fees and training costs. It will also give recipients  the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading sports scientists based at UL and train with top coaches in exceptional facilities.  Students must have membership of a national governing body of sport recognised by the Irish Sports Council, in the sport in which they are applying for a scholarship.

Speaking about this significant move by UL, Vice-President Academic and Registrar Professor Paul McCutcheon said, “As Ireland’s sports campus UL has attracted some of Ireland’s and, indeed, the World’s top coaches, athletes and teams to train here. In the past 20 years UL has produced Olympians and Paralympians, the vast majority of whom were studying at the time. In addition some of those athletes have won, Paralympic, World and European medals. Other students have won Irish Internationals, Grand Slams, national leagues and cups and All Ireland titles with many graduating with not only an undergraduate degree but a postgraduate qualification as well.  I am delighted that these scholarships will complete our offering and provide financial backing to their success”.   Scholarships are open to all incoming first year students in 2016 and all current UL students. You can find out more about the UL Sports Scholarships and application process at www.ul.ie/sportsscholarships
Closing date for application is the 1st of July 2016 and the awards for the forthcoming academic year will be made in late August.

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