Scholarships Available

If you have the talent, the drive and the initiative to study at UCD Smurfit School and to go on to a successful career, but are being held back by your personal financial circumstances, one of these scholarships could be for you. This year we are offering:

Up to 3 MBA Scholarships.

Up to 9 Scholarships for any of our other Masters programmes.

For study commencing in September 2016.


Status: CLOSED
Opening: Early February 2015
Closing: Late April 2016
Value: 50% Tuition Fees

The Aspire Scholarships are intended by the donor as a contribution to the recovery of the Irish economy. They are specifically for those who could not otherwise afford to study at UCD Smurfit School.

Since 2010, the impact of the Aspire Programme has been tremendous. Thanks to the donor’s generosity, many students have benefitted from financial support towards the cost of their tuition fees. Our Aspire graduates have excelled in their fields, and many are employed in leading companies such as Google, Citi, KPMG, Ulster Bank, PepsiCo, Microsoft, AIB, Accenture, Mitsubishi and PwC.

Why Aspire?

The Aspire Scholarship Programme represents an extraordinary gesture of belief by the donor in the resilience of this country and the calibre of Ireland's graduates. Hear what some of our Aspire Alumni have to say.

What do the Aspire 2016 scholarships provide?

What do the Aspire 2016 scholarships provide?

The scholarships are for half the fees for the relevant courses.

In addition, if you receive a scholarship and you need to borrow the other half of the fees, there are special arrangements in place to help you to do so.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply to the Aspire Scholarship Programme 2016 you must complete the online application by the closing date of late April 2016. The exact date will be confirmed this winter. Applicants need to be normally and legally resident in Ireland and meet the entry requirements for the course you want to study. Before commencing the online application, please download and complete the Financial Questionnaire.

Aspire Scholarship - Financial Questionnaire 2015

‌The completed questionnaire must then be uploaded on the online application form which will be available in early February