UCD Smurfit Scholarships offer a life-changing opportunity to prospective students. By offering merit-based scholarships, we recruit the highest quality students from across the world; while our financial needs based scholarships put an MBA or Masters within reach for a number of ambitious students each year. Smurfit Scholarships are in high demand and there is significant competition each year.

How to apply:

In most cases, students do not need to make a separate scholarship application. All successful programme applicants will automatically be considered for scholarships once they meet the eligibility criteria and the application is received before the scholarship closing date. Closing dates vary per scholarship and are outlined in the listing below. Note that scholarships are granted on a rolling basis, therefore we strongly encourage early application.

Exceptions include: Aspire Scholarships, Bord Bia Scholarships, Equity Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship, UCD CSC Scholarship, UCD Sports Scholarship and the Indian Academic Excellence Scholarship - all of which involve a separate scholarship application process.  Details on how to apply are outlined in the individual scholarship page below.


Scholarships Notice

Candidates may apply for a number of scholarships, if they are successful in attaining more than one scholarship, however, they may only accept one scholarship bursary. Scholarship bursaries cannot be added together or combined.

Candidates will be awarded the higher amount. Candidates cannot 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, it is only applicable and awarded to the student for the year they are offered a place in UCD Smurfit. If a student, subsequently, decides to defer their offer they will lose their scholarship or bursary and be required to apply in the future.

If candidates are in receipt of a SUSI grant they are not eligible to receive a scholarship .

UCD Smurfit School Scholarships are not applicable to courses in UCD Smurfit Executive Development, UCD Belfield campus or programmes run in conjunction with UCD Belfield including the MSc in Biotechnology and Business, MSc in Biotherapeutics and Business and MSc in International Law and Business.

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