All Ireland Scholarship Scheme open for applications

Date published: 11 April 2018

The All Ireland Scholarship Scheme for students in Northern Ireland is now open for applications.

All Ireland Scholarships open for applications
All Ireland scholarships open for applications

The annual scholarships, funded by businessman JP McManus, are now in their ninth year in Northern Ireland and provide financial assistance to top-performing students from low income households who intend to take up full-time undergraduate courses from September 2018. The value of each scholarship is £5,500 per annum for the undergraduate degree course duration.


The 25 Northern Ireland scholarships will be awarded to the top 19 performing ‘A’ level students in grant aided post primary schools and the top six performing Level 3 Extended Diploma students in the further education colleges.


Applicants must be in receipt of the Educational Maintenance Allowance at the time of application and due to commence an undergraduate degree at university in September / October 2018. 


For further information on eligibility and details on how to apply visit


The closing date for receipt of application forms is 29 June 2018.

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