The list of scholarships and other awards offered by colleges and universities in Ireland is extensive, ranging from entrance scholarships for exceptional academic results, to supports for sports excellence, music, the arts and many, many more.
Broadly speaking, there are two types of scholarships available: some offer financial and other supports based on academic or sporting/ artistic performance, once you have accepted a place on a specific third-level programme; others involve granting additional CAO points based on sporting or artistic excellence to encourage you to place a particular course/college at the top of your CAO choices.
Many of our universities and ITs offer sports scholarships, that may include reduced costs for college accommodation, physiotherapy, nutritional advice, sports psychology, medical support and arrangements for lectures and exams missed because of sporting commitments.
Scholarships and awards are available for academic achievement and performing arts. Points incentives are also available in certain colleges, to encourage students who may not otherwise attend university. This week, CIT have announced a new scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Students:
CIT - Janssen Mechanical Engineering Scholarship
The School of Mechanical, Electrical & Process Engineering at CIT is delighted to announce the inaugural CIT-Janssen Scholarship.
Application for this scholarship is now open to any student who has applied through the CAO to study the CIT Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (CR108).
What is the nature of the Scholarship?
- A funding contribution by Janssen towards your education for each year of your 4 years studying the Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering (CR108) at CIT. For the academic year 2015/2016 the scholarship will be €2,250.
- Opportunity (although no obligation) for work placement with Janssen
- No obligation (on either party) post-graduation
This scholarship is offered in conjunction with Janssen, Cork, Ireland. Full details HERE.
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The CareersPortal Team