China MSc Merit Based Scholarships

The Scholarship programme is funded by UCD, Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Scholarships are awarded to academically exceptional students from China (currently residing in China) who will be ambassadors for their course and the School during their studies and after graduation.
Open Date 1st October 2023
Close Date 31st May 2024
Status Open
Value €3,000 of Tuition Fees with a total of 6 on offer

This Scholarship programme aims to attract excellent candidates to some of the Schools MSc programmes and encourage early application. These Scholarships are only open to either Direct Applicants to the School or students coming through UCD recognised Agents in China. It is therefore not open to other students. Scholarships are open to self-sponsored candidates who have been offered a place on a full time MSc Programme. Applicants must have completed the application process to the programme of their choice and fulfilled all the necessary admissions requirements. Scholarship winners will be selected on merit.

Applicants to the following programmes are eligible for the Scholarship:

  • MSc Digital Innovation Full-Time – up to 1 scholarship
  • MSc Food Business Strategy Full-Time – up to 1 scholarship
  • MSc Sustainable Finance Full-Time – up to 1 scholarship
  • MSc Accounting and Financial Management Full-Time – up to 1 scholarship
  • MSc International Business Full-Time – up to 1 scholarship
  • MSc Marketing & Retail Innovation – up to 1 scholarship

The process is very straightforward. Students do not need to apply separately to be considered for these specific programme based MSc China Scholarships. All successful applicants for these MSc programme are automatically considered. These scholarships are merit based.

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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