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The 2016 Intel Women in Technology Scholarship Program


The application process for the 2016 Intel Women in Technology Program is now closed.


Intel’s success in Ireland has been built on the quality of highly skilled and educated people available in the country. Through the ‘Women in Technology’ scholarship program, Intel hopes to increase awareness and encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology.


Intel works closely with local schools and colleges to help ensure that our educational system continues to produce the exceptional quality of graduates that has helped to make Intel in Ireland so successful.


With that in mind, Intel is pleased to this year continue, and indeed grow, the Women in Technology scholarship program for females who have just embarked on third level education. The scholarship program is supported by Intel in Leixlip, Shannon, and Cork and successful scholars are linked to an Intel campus based on their course selection and geographical location. 


  • Scholarships are open to female school leavers entering specified undergraduate honors degree courses in science, technology, and engineering (full selection criteria is included below) and up to €3000 for each student per annum.


  • Scholars will complete intern placements or summer internships at an Intel campus


The scholarship program is supported by Intel in Leixlip, Shannon, and Cork and successful scholars are linked to an Intel campus based on their course selection and geographical location.


  • To assist with career progression and further education, each scholar will be assigned an Intel mentor who can assist and provide advice on managing their academic career



Criteria for Selection


General Criteria

Applicable Institutions

Applicable Disciplines *


  • The program is open to female students completing secondary school in 2016 and  entering approved undergraduate degrees

  • Candidates must apply for, secure, and accept a CAO offer in a relevant degree course in an Irish University or Institute of Technology. A list of relevant institutions and courses is included in this table

  • Written proof of registration in a relevant 3rd level institute must be supplied

  • Recipients must be willing to undertake their co-op placement or internship in Intel in where applicable

  • Students will be required to provide by post a copy of their Junior and Leaving Certificate results

  • Selection will be by application form and interview of candidates

  • Final decision will rest with Intel Ireland
  • Scholarships are open to female school leavers entering specified undergraduate honors degree courses in science, technology, and engineering



  • University College Dublin
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • Dublin City University
  • University of Limerick
  • Maynooth University
  • NUI Galway

Institutes of Technology

  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Institute of Technology Tallaght
  • Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
  • Waterford Institute of Technology
  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Institute of Technology Carlow
  • Griffith College
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • Institute of Technology Sligo


  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • General Engineering
  • General Science (need to express interest in specializing Physics/Chemistry/Material Science after first year)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Material Science
  • Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials
  • Nanoscience / Nanotechnology
  • Computer Science / applications
  • Applied Computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Software Development
  • Computer networks & systems management
  • Mobile communications
  • Security
  • Computer Games development
  • Integrated Engineering
  • Digital Media Engineering


* The Applicable Discipline list represents a general overview of the applicable course areas. If you have a specific query on the applicability of a course please email intel.ireland.corporate.affairs@intel.com.

How to Apply

Please note: The application process for the 2016 Intel Women in Technology Program is now closed. Closing date for the program is October 1st 2016.

Applicants are welcome to apply prior to completing their Leaving Cert (based on CAO submission) or after CAO offers are made in August.

Maintenance of Scholarships

In order for recipients to continue in the program, they must achieve a 2H1 minimum overall in their examinations at the end of each year.



It's what's inside that counts at Intel Ireland

Ireland is Intel's centre of manufacturing excellence in Europe. Since 1989, Intel has invested $12.5 billion, turning 360 acres of the Collinstown Industrial Park into the most advanced industrial campus in Europe.

Over the past 2 decades Intel in Ireland has come to represent a diversity of activities across the spectrum of Intel business from advanced manufacturing to cutting edge research and design. Today, Intel has 5,200 employees across the island of Ireland. 


Advanced Manufacturing

The majority of the Intel workforce in Ireland are based at the Leixlip campus in County Kildare which is the location for Intel’s hi-volume, advanced manufacturing facilities which is currently producing 14nm process technology on 300mm wafers. The combined manufacturing space at the Leixlip campus has been operational since the early 1990’s and since then has produced for Intel a variety of process technologies on both 200mm and 300mm wafer sizes. These combined manufacturing facilities, which produce leading-edge silicon products, constitute one of Intel's most technologically advanced, high-volume manufacturing sites in the world. Over 4,500 people work at the Leixlip campus.


Intel Shannon

Since its beginning in 2000, Shannon has been a core European R&D site for Intel’s Communications and Intelligent Systems businesses. These businesses are quickly evolving from fixed function and isolated embedded applications towards new categories like intelligent systems and software defined infrastructure (SDI). The three main focus areas on the Shannon campus are the Communications and Storage Infrastructure group, the Automotive Solutions Division and the Retail Solutions Division. The Shannon campus accommodates a current population of approximately 250 employees.


Intel Cork

Following the acquisition by Intel of global security software company McAfee in 2011 some 350 people based in Cork became part of Intel operations in Ireland and today forms part of the Intel Security Group. 

The Intel Security Group delivers proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world. With its visionary Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique global threat intelligence network, the group is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe.

The group has had significant operations in Cork since 2004 when it initially employed 40 people. Its workforce has grown steadily over the years and today it employs 350 people in its state-of-the-art offices in City Gate, Cork.

The company’s innovative and highly motivated professional team have strong educational backgrounds and multilingual abilities. Within the Irish operation the company’s team are employed in 15 different functional areas, represent 31 nationalities and speak 16 languages


A Design hub for the Internet of Things

In September 2013, Intel announced a new family of products called Quark, designed for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Wearable computing space. In October the first Quark solution was launched, called Galileo, targeted at education and maker communities. In November Quark based solutions were announced for IoT in Industrial, Energy and Transportation. These technologies were designed in Ireland by a team of people based at the Leixlip campus.  The Leixlip team continues to grow playing an integral role in both Intel’s Quark Solutions division and Internet of Things group.

In June 2015 Intel announced that the Leixlip campus would become the location of the latest Intel Internet of Things (IoT) Ignition Lab, a dedicated facility for the collaborative development of novel IoT solutions.


Research is at the heart of Intel Ireland

The core of advanced manufacturing capability which Intel has developed in Ireland is a key enabler for numerous research and development initiatives that are carried out across the country. There is a dedicated team of employees involved in Silicon Nanoelectronics Research who collaborate extensively with research institutes such as the CRANN Nanoscience Research Centre in Trinity College Dublin and the Tyndall National Research Institute in Cork. The team also collaborates with universities and other companies from across Ireland and Europe.

Also located at the Leixlip campus is the Innovation Open Lab – Ireland. The lab is home to a research team which facilitates and engages in open research and innovation opportunities in Europe that can ultimately lead to value-driven technology solutions. The lab, which is a member and network leader of Intel Labs Europe, is focused on energy and sustainability, and dependable cloud and services research.

More Information

Dates to Remember

WIT Scholarship online application window opens: March 8th 2016

WIT Scholarship online application window closes: October 1st 2016  

Interviews: October 2016

WIT Scholarship Recipients announced: Early November 2016