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The 2015 Intel Women in Technology Scholarship Program – Leixlip 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 the Women in Technology scholarship program for females who have just embarked on third level education.


Scholarships are open to female school leavers entering specified four year undergraduate degree courses in science, technology and engineering (full selection criteria is included below) and each scholarship award includes the following: 


-   Monetary grant valued at €2000 for each student per annum.

-   Scholars will complete intern placements or summer internships at the Intel Leixlip campus.

-  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 school leavers entering approved undergraduate degrees
  • Candidates must secure a minimum of 400 points in their Leaving Certificate 
  • 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 Leixlip, where applicable
  • Students will be required to provide by post a copy of their Junior and Leaving Certificate results
  • University College Dublin
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • Dublin City University
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • University of Limerick
  • Maynooth University
  • NUI Galway
  • Waterford Institute of Technology
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • General Engineering
  • General Science (need to express interest in specialising Physics/Chemistry/Material Science after first year)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Material Science
  • Computer Science
  • Nanoscience / Nanotechnology
  • Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials
  • Internet of Things


>  Selection will be by submission of online application form and interview of shortlisted candidates

>  Final decision will rest with Intel Leixlip

How to Apply

To apply an online application form had to be completed.

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.

Intel in 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. 

·         The majority of the Intel workface in Ireland are based at the Leixlip campus in County Kildare which is the location for Intel’s hi-volume, advanced manufacturing facilities which produce 300mm wafers on multiple process technologies. 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.

·         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 70 people based at the Leixlip campus.

·         There are 250 employees at the Intel Shannon campus who work to deliver Intel’s strategies in the Communications & Storage Infrastructure, Automotive and Retail spaces with a specific focus on the Communications and Storage Infrastructure Group, the Automotive Solutions Division and the Retail Solutions Division.

·         A further 100 people are employed at Intel Belfast which, following the acquisition by Intel this year of leading Northern Ireland company Aepona, has become a Centre of Excellence for the Network Products and Services group. The team at Intel Belfast has built a market-leading API Monetisation Platform (AMP) that is used by many of the world's leading Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to drive innovation, create new services and monetise their significant network resources. 

·         Other Intel operations in Ireland include McAfee, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel and which has had significant operations in Cork since 2004 where today it employs 347 people. Dublin headquartered games technologies company Havok is also an Intel company with 120 employees who are focussed on servicing the most demanding technical requirements for leading customers in the commercial games and entertainment industry.

·         For further information please contact Intel Ireland Corporate Affairs:


More Information

Dates to Remember

WIT Scholarship online application window opens: Monday March 2nd ’15

WIT Scholarship online application window closes: October 18th 2015  

Interviews: October ’15

WIT Scholarship Recipients announced: Early November ’15