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Hermione Boarding Scholarship

Hermione, Duchess of 


The Hermione Boarding Scholarship covers tuition fees as well as room and board for 5th and 6th Year, provided that the Principal receives satisfactory reports each year of progress and conduct and that high standards are reached in examinations. 

Eligible 4th Year students will reside in Ireland, outside of Dublin.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age on 1 January 2023 and under 17 years of age on 1 May 2022. All applicants must be in 4th Year in Secondary School or equivalent. Students who have completed all or part of a 5th Year Secondary Course are not eligible to sit for the Scholarship Examination. No exception can be made under any circumstances.

Scholarship Exam

The Hermione Boarding Scholarship is awarded on the basis of means, passion for education, and academic ability; all candidates must sit the Scholarship Exam to be considered. There is no set syllabus for the exam; the standard is that of Junior Cycle of State Secondary Schools. The subjects for the Examination are English and Mathematics. It is the policy of the College not to make available copies of previous examination papers. Please note also that details of results will not be given. The school reserves the right to withhold some or all of the scholarships should a sufficiently high standard not be reached by the entrants in the examination.

This year’s Scholarship Exam will be held on Saturday 20 November at 10 am. Please note that there is a non-refundable fee for the examination of €100 to be paid on EasyPayments which must accompany the application. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 12 November.

To register your interest in the Hermione Boarding Scholarship, please ring us at +353 1 4977571 or complete the contact form below. 

Scholarship Enquiry

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