Elite Athlete Academic Entry Scheme

The Elite Athlete Academic Entry Scheme application process is no longer open. The deadline was 1st May 2018. Please note that late applications will not be accepted. 

The Institute has put in place for all its undergraduate programmes an academic entrance route for elite sportspersons. In recognition of the competition and training commitments of aspiring elite athletes, successful applicants will be offered up to a maximum of 10% or 45 additional CAO points for admission to all undergraduate programmes.

A limited number of places will be reserved for outstanding candidates who have achieved a very high level of sporting performance and who have identifiable potential for further improvement. 

A package of support services is offered to students on entry to DIT that includes access to strength and conditioning, academic mentoring (flexible study options), physiotherapy, nutrition, performance skills workshops and high performance training facilities. Students may also be eligible for financial assistance.


Application criteria:

Applicants must be new entrants to DIT

Applies to full-time undergraduate programmes only

All normal programme entry requirements must be met

Be competing in a sport that is recognised by Sport Ireland


Daniel Foley – Irish Elite Archer

“Receiving the additional CAO points was a great achievement and being part of the sporting side of DIT is such a privilege. DIT provides world class gym facilities and flexible study options that enable me to train and compete at the highest levels.  With these benefits I believe that I have a great opportunity to grow as an elite athlete by refining my shooting form and implementing this in practice and competition.  This will hopefully give me a platform to represent my College at the 2019 World University Games in Naples and Ireland at a European and World Level”



Niamh O'Callaghan,
Sports Officer
Room G-045,

DIT Aungier St,
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 4023042
Mobile: 087 2985849