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).
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. 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.
The closing date for applications is July 13th 2018. For a full list of terms and conditions and details on how to apply go to the NUIG website HERE