Sports Scholarships


ATU Sports Scholarship

The ATU Sports Scholarship programme provides supports to talented student athletes to recognise their need to balance both sporting and academic commitments. Through both financial and non-financial benefits, the ATU Sport Scholarship programme aims to reward students for their dedication and skill and provide them further opportunity to develop as students and sportspeople. For further information on the Sports Scholarship please click here.

ATU /GPA Postgraduate Sports Scholarship

This recently launched ATU /GPA (Gaelic Players Association) partnership allows for up to 12 fully funded, postgraduate places to male and female members of the GPA who wish to study at ATU. The scholarships will benefit current and former inter-county players who are accepted onto any full-time or part-time master’s programme within ATU.

Applicants can apply for the scholarship once they have secured their place on their programme of choice. 50% of the course cost will be covered by ATU with the remaining 50% covered by the GPA.

Submission of an applications requires two simple steps:

(a) GPA members should identify a Masters which they are interested in and apply for the programme through the normal procedures. ATU provides a wide variety of Masters programmes in our various campuses, details of which can be viewed at the links below:
Masters programmes at ATU Donegal
Masters programmes at ATU Galway/Mayo
Masters programmes at ATU Sligo

(b) Once approved for entry to the Masters programme, applicants must apply directly to the GPA ( for the ATU/GPA scholarship providing details of the Masters programme they have been accepted onto at ATU.

Players who have any queries on these scholarship opportunities should contact the GPA’s Education Manager Brian Howard –

The following are the deadlines by which applications must be received:

  • ATU Donegal – 18 August 2023
  • ATU Galway/Mayo – 18 August 2023
  • ATU Sligo – 18 August 2023