Scholarship includes

Return airfare, full tuition fees, public health insurance, a stipend to cover accommodation and subsistence costs, settling-in allowance, and book and clothing allowances (where appropriate). Scholarships are for individuals for full time study of 12 months duration for MBA or Master Programme.


Status: OPEN
Opening: 2nd November 2015
Closing: 18th January 2016
Value: 100% Tuition Fees + Stipend
Our School

Our School

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2016 Irish Aid IDEAS Scholarships programme for postgraduate study in business, finance and other disciplines. UCD Michael Smurfit Business School is Ireland’s leading business school and is one of less than sixty schools worldwide to be awarded all three major business school accreditations, AACSB (USA), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (UK).

We are the only Irish business school to offer Masters degrees that are consistently ranked in the world's top 100 by the Financial Times and the Economist.  Our Full-time MBA is currently ranked as 73rd in the world and 22nd in Europe by the FT.

The successful candidates of this Scholarship competition will be awarded an opportunity to study at one of the world’s leading business schools and to live in one of Europe’s most dynamic and beautiful countries

Note: Separate application required for Smurfit 25% Scholarship

Please note-candidates may apply for both the Smurfit 25% scholarship and the IDEAS scholarship. Those interested in the 25% scholarship should apply directly to Smurfit through their preferred course page and get an offer from the Smurfit school before they can apply for the 25% scholarship. A separate application should be made for the IDEAS scholarship through this IDEAS web page. Therefore, two separate applications are required if you want to apply for both scholarships.


Up to seven (7) full tuition scholarships for the full-time MBA Programme

Up to twenty (20) full tuition scholarships for the following MSc Programmes: