At ATU Sligo, we want our students to reach their full potential, academically and personally. To help with this we offer a number of scholarship opportunities to our students every year.

Uversity Scholarships for Mature Students

Uversity Scholarships Portal is open for Applications  from 1st February 2022 to 25th March 2022. Uversity is a Registered Charity that grants Higher Education Scholarships to Adult Learners seeking to unlock their potential and realise their academic, personal and professional ambitions. Uversity’s Scholarships help to alleviate the financial barriers that may be preventing older students, aged 23 and over, from earning a Bachelor’s Degree for the first time.

Uversity’s Scholarships comprise multi-annual financial support and programming for successful candidates to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. Degrees can be in any discipline and used to enrol in selected institutions on the island of Ireland. Preference is given to candidates enrolling on full-time programmes. Part-time programmes will be considered on a case by case basis.

Learn more and apply here on the Uversity website.

Sport Scholarship Programme

The ATU Sligo Sport Scholarship Programme gives talented athletes the supports needed to excel in their chosen sport. Each year up to 70 Sports Scholarships are awarded. Alongside financial support, our Sport Scholars have access to top class sporting facilities, sports science supports and academic supports. This ensures our Student Athletes can achieve their Sporting goals whilst maintaining academic excellence

Sport Scholarship Levels

Gold                        €1750 Per Year
Silver                      €1100 Per Year
Bronze                   €550 Per Year

Each Scholarship Level may also include:

  • Elite Level Coaching
  • Free Gym Membership
  • Full use of Sporting Facilities
  • IT Sligo Sports Scholarship branded sportswear
  • Sports Nutrition and Diet advice
  • Strength and Conditioning Programmes
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Performance Testing
  • Academic Support and Mentoring
  • Lifestyle Management advice

Apply for the ATU Sligo Sports Scholarship Programme 

1916 Bursary Fund

This is a funding scheme targeted at students who are socio-economically disadvantaged and who are from groups that have low participation rates in higher education. The National Access Plan is working to increase the numbers of students who are currently underrepresented in higher education.

Each student who is awarded the 1916 Bursary will receive a bursary in the amount of €5,000 for each year of their undergraduate programme of study.

Click here to find out more about the 1916 Bursary Fund

ATU Sligo Presidents Bursary Fund

The Institute has an important role in driving economic and social development in the North West of Ireland. Relevant, effective Research and Innovation is a key element of this. We have a vibrant and productive research community, active in the undergraduate, postgraduate and professional research spheres. The President of ATU Sligo supports many research opportunities each year for students to help accomplish this important work. This bursary will provide research students with a maintenance grant and paid tuition fees.

Visit the research page to find out more

Industry Sponsored Bursaries

ATU Sligo have partnered with Abbott Nutrition, Avenue Mould Solutions, Moll Industries Ireland Ltd., Ophardt Hygiene Ireland, Prior PLM Medical and Ward Automation to offer financial bursaries of up to €1000 to CAO applicants choosing to study SG336 BEng in Precision Engineering and Design This is to help combat the huge skill shortages within this specialist area of mechanical engineering.

Interested students can contact companies directly for more information. Companies will award the bursary to students on successful completion of first year exams in SG336 BEng in Precision Engineering & Design at ATU Sligo.

Visit the programme page to learn more.

Access Office

To learn more about the supports available at ATU Sligo please visit our Access Office webpage here. 

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