Inclusive Centenaries Scholarship Scheme 2018

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‌What is the Inclusive Centenaries Scholarship Scheme?

In 2016, NUI Galway launched the Inclusive Centenaries Scholarship Scheme to mark Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries and celebrate the diversity of Irish society.  This merit-based, national scheme aims to assist high-achieving, second-level school leavers from Ireland’s newest communities to pursue their third-level educational goals at NUI Galway, to realise their full potential, and to contribute to shaping Ireland of today and tomorrow.

What does the Inclusive Centenaries Scheme cover?

Each comprehensive scholarship will cover all applicable fees (the student contribution and levy and tuition), a monthly living allowance, and accommodation costs as required at levels set by SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland). Scholarship awards will be renewable for the normal duration of the approved course of study, subject to annual review and the satisfactory academic performance and good standing of the scholarship holder. Recipients will be assigned an academic mentor to provide support and guidance throughout their period of study at NUI Galway.

Who is eligible to apply for an Inclusive Centenaries Scholarship?

To be eligible for consideration for an Inclusive Centenaries Scholarship you must be a school leaver who is permitted to remain in Ireland within the terms of the International Protection Act 2015 or the  Refugee Act, 1996 (as amended), or the Immigration Act 1999; and you must be:


i. An applicant for international protection in Ireland
ii. If you have been refused international protection, an applicant for permission to remain in Ireland;
  A Refugee, a beneficiary of subsidiary protection, or have permission to remain in Ireland; 
 ii. Be a pupil in a secondary school in Ireland on a fulltime basis for the three years preceding the 2018 Leaving Certificate examinations and pass a minimum of six subjects in the 2018 Leaving Certificate examinations and earn at least 400 points overall
  Have successfully completed the one year Access Foundation Course in NUI Galway in 2018
  Have successfully completed FETAC PLC with a minimum of 8 Distinction Scores
iii. Have applied for and, by mid-August, meet all requirements to receive an offer of a place on a fulltime undergraduate Level 8 degree course in any College at NUI Galway in the current year via the Central Applications Office, including meeting all points and entry and matriculation requirements
Note Inclusive Centenaries scholars who are eligible to do so are required to apply for a SUSI grant and, if successful, will have the amount of their Inclusive Centenaries Scholarship reduced on a pro rata basis.

How do I apply for an Inclusive Centenaries Scholarship? 

The Inclusive Centenaries Scholarship Scheme is administered by the Office of the Vice-President for Student Experience, NUI Galway.   

Applicants must submit an application consisting of:

    1.  Application Form
    2. Personal statement
    3. Two Reference Forms
  • The deadline for receipt of applications by email each year is Friday 13th JULY
  • Inclusive Centenaries Terms and Conditions 2018
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview at the end of July.
  • Decisions to award scholarships will be communicated in the last week of August.

Submit all queries and completed Application and Reference forms to: