The WGPA have partnerships with third level institutions to provide postgraduate scholarship opportunities for our members. Our partners are:

• School of Business in Waterford Institute of Technology

• Kemmy Business School in the University of Limerick

• Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)

• DCU Business School

• NUI Galway (NUIG)

• Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

Top athletes have an enhanced set of skills in the areas of leadership, teamwork, diligence and strategic thinking that make them ideally suited to study and forge a career in the business field. If you would like any further details, contact us at

Waterford Institute of Technology

Scholarships are available in WIT in the master of business in the following subject specialisms – accountancy; economics and finance; management; human resources; marketing, and the Executive MBA programme. For more information, please click here

Should you wish to apply for a WGPA WIT Scholarship, please follow the procedure outlined below:

Notify the WGPA via email to Apply through the PAC system at A support guide for this application process is available on the site.

University of Limerick

Half fees scholarships are available in UL across a range of postgraduate programmes including financial services, project management, international tourism and risk management. For further information, please click here

Should you wish to apply for a WGPA UL Scholarship, please follow the procedure outlined below:

Apply through the online UL system. Applicants are asked to notify the WGPA of your intended application for one of these programmes (

Athlone Institute of Technology

Half fees scholarships are available in AIT for the Executive MBA programme, which is a 2-year part-time offering with classes held on Friday afternoons and the occasional Saturdays, ideally suited to fit around the professional and personal commitments of players. For full details of the programme, see

Should you wish to apply for a WGPA AIT Scholarship, contact Trevor Prendergast, Head of Department on (0906) 471857 or

Dublin City University

DCU Business School are now inviting applications from WGPA members, for a part-funded scholarship in any of the following Masters programmes commencing September 2018: Business (Management), Business (Strategy), Digital Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Human Resource Management, and Electronic Commerce (Business).

Applicants must meet the criteria for the programme they select. Full details of the programmes and the entry criteria for each can be checked at

Applicants should send an email applying for a scholarship place and stating the programme that they are interested in applying for. This email should have a personal statement attached, which should be no more than one A4 page in length. It should outline why the applicant is interested in applying for this programme, what they believe they will gain from the programme and what skills and attributes they can bring to a masters classroom. Applicants should also enclose their CV. Applications should be emailed to with the subject marked ‘WGPA DCU Scholarship Application.’ If you need further information, please contact The deadline for this scholarship is July 12th 2019. Candidate may be invited for interview.

NUI Galway

Full-fees scholarship will be awarded to a WGPA member undertaking a full-time Taught Postgraduate Programme in the College of Business, Public Policy and Law. NUI Galway will also provide coaching support, medical and physiotherapy support performance nutrition, performance psychology, strength and conditioning, performance planning and mentoring. This Scholarship aims to support a talented athlete reach the top of their sport and achieve academic excellence.

For full list of eligible courses:




To apply, first contact WGPA via Candidates will then apply through normal application procedure of NUI Galway. Once completed, NUI Galway will inform candidates of their success or otherwise in meeting the entry criteria for their programme of choice. For more info, visit

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

Fully-funded scholarships available to WGPA members undertaking any full-time Taught Postgraduate Programme. Fully-funded research Masters opportunities are also available in the areas of recovery, sleep & nutrition.

For full list of taught courses and more info on the college, see If you’re interested in undertaking one of the research masters, contact