MSc Merit Based Scholarships for non-UCD Students / Graduates

MSc Merit Based Scholarships for non-UCD Students / Graduates

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is pleased to offer a number of scholarships which will be awarded to academically exceptional students who also have demonstrated leadership and impact achievements.
Open Date 1st November 2017
Close Date 28th February 2018
Status Closed
Value A number of €2,000 scholarships toward tuition fees.

Successful scholars of these Merit Based awards will be ambassadors for their course and the School during their studies and after graduation.

The total value of each of these Scholarships is a €2,000 contribution towards fees for the Masters programme that the candidate has applied for and has accepted an offer from The School.

To be considered, students must be a graduate of an Irish Higher Educational Institution or going to graduate in summer 2018. A candidate must hold an Hons 1.1 Bachelor (Hons) Level 8 degree result from the years 2016 or 2017 or else be in their Final Year (2017/18) and have completed their degree in full in summer 2018 with a finalised official degree result of an Hons 1.1 attained by 15th July 2018.

These Scholarships are for our full-time Taught Masters MSc Programmes only. It also includes our Master of Accounting.

The scholarship is not open to those who have already commenced or have previously undertaken a Masters programme.

These Taught Masters Scholarships will be judged and then awarded to the applicants on the basis of their overall degree result (holding a minimum of an Hons 1.1) along with the quality of the two short essay questions the candidate has completed as part of their Scholarship Application Form.

If you are a non-Irish citizen but completed your education at an Irish Higher Educational Institution we welcome your application. However please contact us before you make your application on the details at the bottom of this page.

To be considered for this scholarship, candidates must apply by the deadline of 28th February 2018:

  1. have completed and submitted an online application to UCD Smurfit for the Taught Masters programme they hope to take in 2018/19.  Click here to apply for a UCD Smurfit Taught Masters.
  2. have completed the simple online Scholarship Application Form which includes two short essays of a maximum of 400 words each. All required fields must be completed on the Form.Click here to complete the Scholarship Application Form.  *Please note that you will not see these scholarships at this link until you have submitted a valid application (step 1 above).


Late applications will not be accepted.

In addition, if made a full or conditional offer of a place from The School, you must have accepted that offered place by a deadline of 15th April 2018.

For students currently in their Final Year (2017/18), their Bachelor degree average at time of application must be at an Hons 1.1 level.

We will award the Scholarships in the second half of July 2018. All decisions are final.

Successful candidates can be awarded one Scholarship only from The School.

A maximum of up to two of the scholarships on offer can be awarded to a specific UCD Smurfit Taught Masters Programme.

If an awardee does not take up a place or accept the scholarship, the award may be made to the next ranked candidate. Awardees that receive an award and subsequently cease study will be ineligible to apply again. The Scholarship award may not be deferred.

If you would like more information on this scholarship or our MSc programmes, please contact UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School on or phone +353 1 716 4321

Scholarships Notice

Candidates qualifying for more than one scholarship or bursary and successful in that, can’t add or combine them. They will be awarded the higher amount. Candidates can't transfer or use one scholarship or bursary between or against another programme. Scholarships and bursaries are also not allowed to be deferred to a future academic year so will be awarded to the student for the year they are offered a place only in UCD Smurfit. That is, students can't defer their place in UCD Smurfit to a future year.

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