MBA Central and East European Scholarship

This MBA (Full-Time) scholarship will be awarded to an academically exceptional student who has demonstrated leadership and impact achievements in their career to date. They will be an ambassador for the Smurfit MBA and the School during their studies and after graduation. This merit based scholarship covers up to 100% tuition fees for the MBA full-time. A GMAT score of 650 or above is required.
Open Date 1st October 2018
Close Date 27th February 2019
Status Open
Value One award of up to 100% tuition fees


Open to all successful MBA applicants from Central and Eastern Europe (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia) with an outstanding academic record and has demonstrated leadership and business skills. Exclusively for applicants not resident or living in Ireland. Please note that you must have applied to the Programme by 27th February 2019. You must then hold a Programme offer, have accepted that and have a minimum GMAT score by 27th March 2019.

There is no separate application process for this scholarship. All successful applicants for the mba full-time are automatically considered. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The scholarship may be awarded prior to the closing date to an exceptional candidate. Early application is recommended.

  1. The MBA Central and East European Scholarship is funded by UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and will be awarded to an exceptional candidate who will be an ambassador for the MBA and the School during their studies and after graduation;
  2. The scholarship is open to all successful international applicants to the full-time MBA, residing outside Ireland, who hold a GMAT score of 600 or above, who have been made an offer or are fully accepted by 27th March 2019;
  3. Only complete applications received before the scholarship deadline will be considered;
  4. Successful candidates will be selected on merit paired with a holistic review of their MBA application;
  5. Once scholarship awards are issued, students must accept this offer within two weeks of the notification being distributed by the committee. It is the student’s responsibility to formally accept the scholarship offer, a non-response will be considered as declining the offer;
  6. Decisions will be made by the Scholarship Committee and candidates will be notified when possible within two weeks of the committee decision. All decisions are final;
  7. Students awarded a scholarship must commit to attending UCD Smurfit Open Events where required. Students may also be required to participate in promotion of the School and Scholarships (interviews/testimonials, MBA blog, or other forms of promotional activity as required). Scholars are expected to assist occasionally as ambassadors for the School;
  8. The issued scholarship will be deducted from the student’s University fee account;
  9. Continuous full time enrolment and attendance is required to retain a scholarship award;
  10. A student who withdraws, cancels or becomes inactive, enrols less than full-time, is suspended, or dismissed from the University will lose his/her scholarship eligibility. A student who takes such a status due to medical reasons may appeal in writing to Scholarship Committee to have his/her scholarship reinstated. The appeal must be submitted with supporting documentation, such as a letter from a doctor. In such a case, for there to be a possibility for reinstatement, a student’s leave from the University cannot exceed two consecutive semesters;
  11. A student who declines an initial offer of admission and accompanying scholarship offer will not retain his/her scholarship offer if he/she reapplies at a later date;
  12. Scholarships cannot be deferred to a future date;
  13. This scholarship is not eligible to be combined with any other tuition scholarship;
  14. Scholarships are non-transferable and will only apply to the programme associated with the offer letter that contains the scholarship award.

If you would like more information on this scholarship or our full-time MBA programme, please contact our MBA Admissions Manager, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School on or phone +353 1 716 8862.

Scholarships Notice

Candidates qualifying for more than one scholarship or bursary and successful in that, can’t add or combine them. They will be awarded the higher amount. Candidates can't 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 so will be awarded to the student for the year they are offered a place only in UCD Smurfit. That is, students can't defer their place in UCD Smurfit to a future year.

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