Applications will be assessed in line with established criteria.
This process takes a number of weeks, followed by a moderation process to ensure fairness and consistency of approach.
The number of successful applicants entering Ulster University through the Scheme from team sports will be capped at a level equal to the official size of an Intervarsity squad for that particular sport as established by the Colleges and Universities Sports Association of Ireland / British University and Colleges Sport.
A list of these team sport caps is provided.
Individual sports will not be capped.
As in previous years in order to be successful applicants must achieve an assessment score above an established threshold.
If within any team sport, the process of application form assessment cannot satisfactorily distinguish the successful applicants in line with the identified cap, a process of interviews may be used.
If you are applying for the Talented Athlete Entry Scheme as a team sport player, please be prepared to be interviewed as part of the selection process. We will let you know if we need to hold interviews and the date/venue as soon as possible.
Successful applicants to the Talented Athlete Entry Scheme must;
- Satisfy the general and specific conditions for offer, including completing any additional selection methods used on their chosen programme (see online prospectus for details) and obtain an offer of a place on an undergraduate course at Ulster University.
- Be prepared to choose Ulster University as your ‘Firm’ course choice via the UCAS system. Please be aware, the offer of a place on Ulster University’s Talented Athlete Entry Scheme will be forfeited by any applicant who does not choose Ulster University as their ‘Firm’ choice when the time comes to do so in the UCAS admission process.
- Sign and return your Athlete Agreement by the specified date. Thereafter, the offer is withdrawn and may be made to a candidate on any waiting list.
- Utilise the offer in the year it is made, as it cannot be deferred. Applicants are welcome to reapply the following year but success in the following year is not guaranteed based on a previously successful application. Each year the pool of applicants compete for a place on the Talented Athlete Entry Scheme anew.