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Opportunity Scholarship

Every year, Griffith College awards scholarships to students who show an interest in our courses and can demonstrate an ability or passion for that area, but may not ordinarily be able to afford our tuition fees. Below is some information describing what the scholarship is, how you apply and who is eligible for it.

The scholarship covers the entire cost of the programme for the duration of your studies, including the registration fees.

It does NOT include accommodation, living or travel expenses which the student would need to organise themselves. It is important that the applicant takes this into consideration when applying for the scholarship.

Applications for the Opportunity Scholarship are currently OPEN. 

Scholarships must be taken in the year in which they are offered. A scholarship cannot be deferred or carried over from one year to the next.

This scholarship is only open to Leaving Certificate students and students from Colleges of Further Education for progression purposes. Students applying from overseas are NOT eligible for this opportunity scholarship and are instructed to contact the International team for more information on international tuition fees.  

The Griffith College Opportunity Scholarship programme has benefited me greatly; without it I would have struggled to afford the cost of College. It has helped open career paths and is something that employers are very impressed by. Being in the scholarship programme also allowed me to create relationships with scholarship winners from other courses. We were all there throughout our degrees to help and support each other.

Hannah Moran-Jackson BA (Hons) in Fashion Design

Important Dates

  • Monday 15th November 2021 Scholarship Application Form Opens
  • Friday 22nd April 2022 Scholarship Application Form Closes
  • Tuesday 3rd May 2022 Scholarship Interviews
  • Friday 13th May 2022 Successful candidates will be notified

Frequently Asked Questions

The scholarship is open to any current Leaving Certificate student and those studying in Colleges of Further Education courses in Ireland. All Northern Irish school students may also apply. 

For more information about eligibility standards, please contact us.

Yes, following the successful completion of the online application form, the applicant will be scheduled for a short interview with the Schools Liaison Officer and an independent Guidance Counsellor to discuss their scholarship application. This interview will be held at the Griffith College campus the student has applied to and will be approximately 30 minutes long. In certain instances, this interview can be conducted via Zoom. 

You will know the result about one week after your interview. The Schools Liaison Officer will phone you with the result and will also send you an email confirmation of the result. 

Yes, this is a scholarship of opportunity and is means-tested. Applicants will have to provide evidence of their parents'/guardian's income to determine their suitability for the scholarship. It is intended to support students who otherwise may not afford tuition at a private university. 

Yes, you will know the result of your scholarship application before you sit your Leaving Certificate or final examinations. You will be able to utilise the CAO Change of Mind facility to put the Griffith College course code as the number one choice on your CAO application at this time.  

If you apply for the BA (Hons) in Fashion Design, the BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture or the BA (Hons) in Design Communications, you will still need to complete and submit a general art portfolio for acceptance into these programmes. Your portfolio will need to be presented on the day of the interview and you will need to pass the portfolio assessment to receive a scholarship.

No, applicants have to take the scholarship in the year that its offered.

No, the scholarship only covers the student's academic fees for each year of their chosen course. Students interested in on-campus accommodation can learn more from Griffith Halls of Residence.

Yes, you will be required to sign a Griffith College Student Remit and commit to representing and assisting the college at a number of events, e.g. Open Evenings, Higher Options and Maths Revision. 

When applications for the scholarship open for the year you would like to apply, simply fill out the form on our website.

Applications for the Opportunity Scholarship are currently OPEN.

Do you still have questions?

Our dedicated Admissions officers are available Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. to answer any questions you may have. If you have a query about a particular course, let us know and we can get an answer for you.