UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2014 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). Presently, UCD Michael Smurfit Business School is ranked 64th in the world and 18th in Europe by the prestigious Financial Times ranking while our full-time MBA programme is ranked 62nd in the world's top 100 and 20th in Europe according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. We are the only Irish business school to gain a place in both of the aforementioned rankings. 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
• 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:
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
Please refer to the entry requirements for each programme and ensure that you meet them before submitting your application. In addition applicants should meet the following Scholarship entry requirements.
The Scholarship Programme is open to Vietnamese citizens resident in Vietnam who are committed to returning to Vietnam after their masters/MBA. We particularly encourage applications from public sector, ethnic minorities, people with disability and other marginalised groups. In exceptional cases, work experience may compensate for academic experience. This scholarship programme is intended to support canditates who would otherwise be unable to access overseas postgraduate opportunities.
If you are interested in the Irish Aid IDEAS Scholarship you must apply through the “apply now” button on this page. You should not make a direct application to UCD or Smurfit.
Applications for MBA and MSc programmes will be accepted from the 7th October 2013
No applications will be accepted after the final application deadline of January 17th 2014. We strongly encourage applicants to apply early. Applications will be assessed in order of receipt.
Following the review of applications and telephone interviews, applicants will be informed by e-mail whether or not they have been accepted onto a course at the UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business. Candidates will also be advised if they have been selected to move forward to the next stage of the Scholarship competition. This stage will be completed by 19th February 2014.
In February, if you have been selected to move through to stage 2, then you will be asked to apply to the Irish Embassy. The application form will be made available on this page in February.
Second round interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held in April 2014 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Scholarship winners will be notified by late April 2014.
Please read the information above carefully, if you have any additional questions please contact:
Phone: +353 1 716 4302