Who is Eligible to Apply?

All second-level students:

  1. Who have been attending a recognised school in the Republic of Ireland for at least two years immediately preceding the sitting of the Leaving Certificate examination;
  2. Who are sitting examinations in at least two of the following Leaving Certificate science and maths subjects - Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Agricultural Science, Technology and Design and Communication Graphics (the "Applicable Subjects");
  3. Who intend in the year immediately following their Leaving Certificate to pursue a full-time undergraduate programme of three or more year's duration in engineering, science or technology related courses, in any publicly funded university or third level institution in Ireland, including Northern Ireland.

What kind of third level courses are eligible for scholarships?

Nearly all third level courses of three or more year's duration in any publicly funded university or third level institution in Ireland, including Northern Ireland, related to the fields of engineering, science and technology will be eligible for scholarship. Any course must be recognised by and registered with the CAO system or the UCAS system. Courses in England, Scotland and Wales are not eligible. Please note that we do not have a definitive list of acceptable courses as there are so many courses on offer through all the universities and colleges that it would be impossible to have an exact list.  However in general scholarships are only awarded for courses that are general science, technology, maths and engineering degrees rather than more focused practitioner courses in dentistry, medicine, nursing, veterinary or architecture or actuarial ones. If in doubt as to whether your chosen course is eligible, please email us on info@thenaughtonfoundation.ie.