Careers and Guidance Bulletin



Friday 20th March 2020

Scholarships & Application Deadlines

  • Maynooth Sports Scholarships – closing date 1st April 2020

  • DCU Elite Sports Scholarships – closing date 1st May 2020 (5.15p.m.)

  • NUI Galway Elite Sports Scholarships – closing date 31st March 2020

  • TU Dublin Sports Scholarship Programme – no date/detail for 2020 (2019 closing date was 1st May) Keep an eye on the website for updates.

  • UCD Irish Language Student Resident Scheme – closing date 1st April (5.00p.m.)

  • The Naughton Scholarship (Science/Engineering/Technology/Mathematics courses) – closing date 31st May 2020 (Midnight)

Student Finance (SUSI Grant Scheme)

  • The SUSI Application Process for 2020 is scheduled to open in April (was the 1st April in 2019) so will probably be during the first week of the new month. Details on the grant and the application process including video guides can be found on the web link below. As a starting point it could be useful for you and your parent/guardian to complete the eligibility reckoner to identify it you may be eligible for some form of grant.

NUI Exemptions

  • If you submitted an NUI Irish Exemption Application prior to opening up your CAO Account then you will now need to supply your CAO Application Number for 2020 to the NUI. Simply drop an e-mail to stating your name, address, date of birth along with your CAO number.

Campus Accommodation Application Dates 2020

NUI Galway – open 17th Feb – closes 9th March (€150 deposit)

Uni. of Limerick – open 1st March – closes 31st March (€50 deposit)

DCU – open 26th Feb. – closes 26th March (€50 deposit)

Maynooth – opens 29th April (10am) – please check the site below for updates

UCD – opens 16th April – closes 10th July

TCD – 30th March – 11th May


Apprenticeship Notice.pdf

During our time away from school if myself or Trish can be of any assistance in terms of supplying references for any of the above please drop us an e-mail well in advance of the deadline.

Christine & Trish

Guidance Counsellors

Ballymakenny College

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