Awards and bursaries for which you may qualify during your time in college

GMIT Scholarships

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GMIT offers the following scholarships and scholastic programmes:


Academic Scholarships

GMIT awards academic scholarships annually to nine first year students based on academic merit.  The recipients are those who have achieved the highest Leaving Certificate points in their particular School or campus of GMIT.  Following registration the students are selected and the scholarships are awarded to the successful students in November each year. For further information contact the Admissions Office.


Access Scholarships

GMIT offers twelve scholarships to the value of €5,000 each to students entering GMIT from post-primary schools in Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Limerick, Clare and Leitrim.  In addition the scholarship award can include up to 50 points in order to secure access onto a programme. The scholarship financial award is provided in increments over the duration of the programme of study. ***The closing date has been extended to May 15th, 2017***. Download the Access Scholarship Application Form here.


Design Scholarship

This scholarship is worth €5,000 and is available to students from secondary schools in Mayo interested in studying Furniture Design, Art and Design, Film and Documentary, Engineering, Science or Computing in GMIT. Interested candidates should complete the Access Scholarship Application Form plus a creative/design personal statement and submit to the GMIT Schools Liaison Office by May 15th annually.


Mature Student Scholarships

There are three scholarships for registered first year mature students. Interested candidates should complete the Mature Student Scholarship application form and submit to Deirdre O’Connor, Access Officer by 15th October. Nominated candidates may be short-listed. Those short-listed may be interviewed. For further information and application forms please contact Deirdre O’Connor at 091 742129 or


Special Sports and Cultural Achievement (SSCA) Scheme

The SSCA Scheme is a special entry scheme (worth up to 50 points) targeted at outstanding sportspersons and those who have made a significant contribution to cultural activities.  Ten places are reserved for candidates who are committed to further developing their sporting, cultural and academic careers. Further information is available from the Schools Liaison Office.


Sports Scholarships

GMIT supports the development of talented athletes and recognises the increasing need for them to successfully balance academic and sporting commitments.  GMIT facilitates this vision through the Sports Scholarship Programme. Following registration in GMIT the sports coordination team in the Students Union calls students for interview and selects 10 to 20 candidates each year. Awards range from €1000 to €1500. For further information click here.


Non-EU Scholarships

Scholarships are available for Non-EU students giving up to a 30% discount off the quoted fee.  If you are a Non-EU student thinking of applying to study in GMIT then you may qualify for a scholarship in recognition of your English language attainment, your country of origin, or both. For further information contact the International Office.

Further Information: 

Download our Quick Guide to Scholarships here (PDF, 334 KB).

Download the Access Scholarship Application Form 2017 here (Word, 411KB).

Download the Sports Scholarship Application Form 2017 here (Word. 111KB)

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