Optum Ireland Scholarships

Optum Ireland is a Health Services and Innovation company based in Letterkenny with over 1000 employees, and aims to support the enhancement of the healthcare system in the Northwest region and invest in a health workforce that meets the needs of the future.

Optum have developed a scholarship scheme to particularly support young people in County Donegal, those who are less advantaged, in order to give access to third-level education and to allow successful candidates to fully participate in college life and alleviate the financial burden on students and their families.

The scholarship is typically worth €7,000 per annum and is awarded for the duration of the undergraduate courses. The scholarship is open to students resident in Donegal for the last two years at least, applying to specific courses at NUI Galway. 

Designated Course List 2021/2022

GY501 Medicine (5 year)*, GY503 Speech & Language TherapyGY504 Podiatric Medicine, GY502 Occupational Therapy, GY517 Midwifery, GY303 Biomedical Science, GY304 Bachelor of Science (Bio-Technology), GY318 Biopharmaceutical Chemistry, GY408 Biomedical Engineering, GY104 Bachelor of Science (Psychology), GY321 Genetics & Genomics (BSc)

*The selection panel reserve the right to award the scholarship to a student placed on the 6 year program

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 28th May 2021 

Optum Application Form 2021  Optum Foirm Iarratais 2021
Optum Regional Scheme 2021 Optum Scéim Réigiúnach 2021
Optum Reference 2021 Optum Teistimeireacht 2021



  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2022

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 PDF (8.4MB)

  • A Level Quick Guide 2022

    A Level Quick Guide 2022 PDF (352 KB)

  • Quick Guide to Courses 2022

    Quick Guide to Courses 2022 PDF (697 KB)

  • Junior Prospectus 2019

    Junior Prospectus 2019 PDF (20.8 MB)

  • Adult Education Brochure

    Adult Education Brochure PDF (4MB)