TU Dublin City Campus Athlete Support Programme

We are no longer accepting applications to the TU Dublin City Campus Athlete Support Programme. The closing date was 1st June 2019. 

The Athlete Support Programme is an athlete led development programme whereby financial assistance and a network of support services are designed to meet the individual needs of elite and high performance athletes

Our range of sport scholarships offer high level support to aspiring elite and high performance athletes and the benefits of each ‘package of support’ is assessed on an individual basis and ranks depending on an athlete’s achievements, potential for development and commitment to represent DIT. 

In order to be considered eligible for a place on the Athlete Support Programme applicants must fulfil the following criteria;

  • Been offered a place on a programme of study for the new academic year or be a current TU Dublin City Campus student
  • Be of regional/county, national or international standard in your chosen sport
  • Commit to represent TU Dublin City Campus in the appropriate competitive pathway


The benefits of an award may include:

  • Access to TU Dublin City Campus High Performance Training facilities
  • Financial Support
  • Fee Waiver
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Fitness Testing
  • Performance Skills Workshops
  • Sports Psychology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Career Guidance Support
  • Academic Mentoring (flexible study options)


The offer of a place on the Athlete Support Programme does not include any special reductions in entry criteria or the offer of an academic place at TU Dublin City Campus. Elite sportspersons who wish to be considered for the Elite Athlete Academic Entry Scheme will need to make a separate application.


Fulfil your student experience and pursue opportunities to compete in Senior Intervarsity competitions and even the World University Games….


For further information regarding criteria, eligibility and benefits of the TU Dublin City Campus Athlete Support Programme please click the link‌‌ to download the 2019 Elite Athlete Support Programme Leaflet


Brian Howard, Dublin Senior Footballer and All Ireland winner.

"The Elite Sport Programme has provided  me with an opportunity to achieve both my sporting and academic goals. Flexibility shown by the University in terms of facilitating my training and extra academic supports have enabled me to concentrate on my studies  while at the same time playing College football including Sigerson Cup and Inter-County football to the highest level.  Being supported as an elite GAA player at the University has also allowed me to be introduced to and get to know other talented athletes across a range of sporting disciplines."


Ellen Keane, Irish Paralympian – Swimming

“The programme has allowed me to make adjustments to my timetable without sacrificing the quality of my training and college education. The funding has also been a major impact to me allowing me to be able to pay for college and use other funds to pay for my training and competition. I started DIT as a Paralympic athlete but will leave as a Paralympic Medallist and this would not have been possible without the support I have received”. 


Oliver Dingley, Irish Olympian – Diving

I am able to pursue a degree in Film and Broadcasting alongside my sporting career because of the support given to me by DIT, I am offered flexible study options which enables me to continue to train full-time and work towards Tokyo 2020”

Katie Heffernan - Irish International Rugby 7s player

“The Elite Sports Programme has positively benefited my third level education and rugby career. The Programme provides an excellent academic mentor that aids my college work around my rugby and communicates with lectures on my behalf. The Programme has allowed me have a balance approach of training at the highest level, playing for my country and academic excellence.”

Further information about Elite Sport at TU Dublin City Campus can be made available by contacting Niamh O'Callaghan, Sports Officer -

Tel: (01) 4023042
Mobile: 087 2985849