Choosing DCU Business School on your CAO?
Here are some scholarship opportunities to keep in mind.
- 550+ CAO Points
Students gaining 550+ CAO points will be awarded an academic scholarship worth €500. There is no application process for this academic scholarship. If students gain the stated number of points, meet the specific entry requirements and register in DCU, they will automatically receive the scholarship.
In addition to the monetary award, the students, along with their parents or guardians and former school principals, will be invited to come to DCU for an awards ceremony where the former school principal will receive a plaque for the school marking this significant achievement. The €500 will be offset against 2nd Semester fees. If a student is eligible for a SUSI grant, then the €500 will be refunded into their bank account.
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- McAleese Scholarship for Northern Ireland students
The DCU McAleese Scholarships were introduced last year to make study at DCU more accessible to Northern Ireland students. Open to all CAO applicants applying to DCU with a permanent home address in Northern Ireland, up to 40 scholarships are available for entry 2017.
DCU applicants with a permanent home address in Northern Ireland, presenting 3 A Level results, with a minimum requirement of 2 ‘A’ and 1 ‘B’ grades may be eligible for the McAleese Scholarship. The scholarship allows successful applicants to gain one of forty reserved places across a number of DCU undergraduate programmes and offers a cash award of €1,000. Applicants must meet DCU minimum entry requirements and specific programme entry requirements as outlined on the DCU website here. Applicants should apply through CAO by the normal closing date of 1st February or before the late closing date of 1st May. Applicants must also submit a McAleese Scholarship Application Form directly to DCU. To obtain a copy of the application form, click here.
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DCU applicants with a permanent home address in Northern Ireland, presenting 3 A Level results, with a minimum requirement of 2 ‘A’ and 1 ‘B’ grades may be elgiible for the McAleese Scholarship. These scholarships include a monetary award and allow successful applicants to gain one of forty reserved places across a number of DCU undergraduate programmes. Applicants must meet DCU minimum entry requirements and specific programme entry requirements as outlined on the DCU website here.
How to Apply
Applicants should apply through Central Applications Office (CAO) and submit the McAlesse Scholarship Application Form directly to DCU, by the normal closing date of 1st February or before the late closing date of 1st May. To obtain a copy of the application form, click here.
- Elite Sport
DCU is one of the leading third level sporting institutions in Ireland and has evolved into a modern hub for sporting excellence with a growing academic portfolio of sports related degree programmes allied to a multi million-euro capital investment programme. Alongside the state of the art sporting facilities and academic programmes, DCU prides itself on its sport development programmes, elite athlete development programmes and Sports Academy.
The act of balancing academic achievement, sporting excellence and personal development remains a challenge for talented Irish sports people. Through its high performance structures and initiatives, DCU is committed to enhancing the academic and sporting achievements of young sports men and women in the country, as well as making a positive impact on the future of Irish Sport. DCU’s high performance sport initiatives include:
- Sport Scholarships
- Sports Academy
- Elite Sportsperson Academic Entry Scheme
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- VIP Fresher
The VIP Fresher competition is a unique opportunity to receive a VIP package in your first year in college. Free gym membership, free accommodation, free car parking, free hairdressing, free tickets to all DCUSU events, free dominos pizza, free Helix VIP packages and free food at Spar are some of the areas to benefit from. The prize will be awarded to the student who records the most unique video (2min max) who meets the criteria (has a DCU course on the CAO, meets the entry requirements and awarded a place on the course). Closing date is 1st July 2017. For more information click here.
Please note that your video is only shared with the judging panel and will not be made public.
- Access and HEAR
Access Routes to Third Level
Various socio-economic factors are taken into consideration including long-term unemployment, low family income, little or no family tradition of progression to third level education, limited study facilities at home and family stresses - particularly those related to limited finance. Students will normally be available for a Local Authority Grant although this is not the only criterion.
What criteria must applicants to HEAR or Access DCU satisfy to obtain a place?
Achieve the minimum entry requirements of the University and any specific programme requirements:
- Meet the socio-economic criteria
- Have a high level of motivation
- Attend an interview/audition if necessary
- Successfully complete the Summer School / Orientation programme
- Complete the application form and provide all necessary documentation
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