Canadian Irish Language Award

These awards are tenable by Canadian students attending our partner universities listed below, to fund participation in an Irish Language immersion course in Ireland during the summer.

Scholarships will be awarded to Irish language scholars from each of our partner universities, with an additional scholarship being awarded in co-operation with Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada. Our partner universities are;

  • University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Ontario
  • Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
  • St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland
  • University of Ottawa, Ontario
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton

Scholarships are jointly funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and by our partner universities.

Applications for the award are made directly to the partner university/ to Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada, and applicants are asked to contact their university for details of application procedures and deadlines.


Indigenous Scholars award

ICUF is pleased to offer awards to Indigenous students from our partner universities. Indigenous students who have not taken Irish classes in Canada are not required to sit exams.

In recognition of the challenges facing Indigenous languages, we will arrange for a series of talks & events for Indigenous students on the subject of ‘supporting Irish as a minority Language‘.

These talks and events will explore activities undertaken by language organisations, activists, state bodies and the Irish government,  to support and nurture the language.

The aim of this strand of the award is to build connections around language preservation.

Course Details


Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. Gaillimh.


Summer 2022:

3 week course:        3rd – 24th June 2022

Further information (course objectives, curriculum, assessments and credits) on this 3 week course is available here.

There is also a limited number of awards available for a more advanced level course over 4 weeks (15th July – 12th August 2022).  Further information on the course is available here.