MSc Academic Excellence Scholarship

The UCD Smurfit School MSc Academic Excellence Scholarship will be awarded to successful MSc candidates, with the scholarships covering from 25% to 50% of tuition fees. These scholarships are awarded to academically exceptional students who will be ambassadors for their course and the School during their studies and after graduation.
Open Date 1st October 2021
Close Date 31st May 2022
Status Open
Value A number of scholarships from 25% - 50% of tuition fees

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 the necessary admissions requirements.

Please note that UCD Belfield programmes run in conjunction with UCD Smurfit School - MSc in Biotechnology and Business, MSc in Biotherapeutics and Business and MSc in International Law and Business - are not eligible for Scholarships.

Open to all successful applicants for the full-time MSc, who are not resident in Ireland, achieving the relevant minimum qualifications.

COUNTRY: China
Open to: All successful applicants to the full time programmes who reside in China.

COUNTRIES: ALL EU, EEA AND THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Open to: All successful applicants to the full time programmes (not funded or partially funded by the Irish Higher Education Authority or sponsored) who reside in a country in the EU, EEA, or Russian Federation.

COUNTRIES: MALAYSIA, INDONESIA, SINGAPORE, NEPAL, PAKISTAN, THAILAND
Open to: All successful applicants to the full time programmes who reside in the countries listed above.

COUNTRIES: BRAZIL, CHILE, COLUMBIA, MEXICO, PERU, VENEZUELA, USA, CANADA
Open to: All successful applicants to the full time programmes who reside in the countries listed above.

CONTINENT: ALL COUNTRIES IN AFRICA
Open to: All successful applicants to the full time programmes who reside in Africa.

There is no separate application process for this scholarship.

All successful applicants who apply to a UCD Smurfit School MSc programme will be considered. You can also email smurfit.admissions@ucd.ie for further information.

Please note that UCD Belfield programmes run in conjunction with UCD Smurfit School - MSc in Biotechnology and Business, MSc in Biotherapeutics and Business and MSc in International Law and Business - are not eligible for Scholarships.

  1. The UCD Smurfit School MSc Excellence Scholarship is open to residents outside of Ireland.
  2. The Scholarship is open to those who have submitted an application directly to UCD Smurfit School for 2022 entry to one of the MSc programme or the Master of Accounting.
  3. The UCD Smurfit School MSc Excellence Scholarships will be awarded to the candidate deemed to be of the highest calibre by the UCD Smurfit School assessment panel. UCD Smurfit School reserves the right not to award the Scholarship prize if no candidate of the required calibre is identified. The decision is final, and any further correspondence will not be entered into.
  4. Candidates should have a university degree
  5. The winning candidate has a choice of participating on the one year Full-time MSc Programme
  6. The scholarship is worth up to 25% to 50% of the tuition fees of the FT MSc .
  7. The competition is not open to recipients of any other scholarships being awarded by UCD Smurfit School, but is to open to those who have applied for 2022 entry to the programme.
  8. Candidates must be available to commence the MSc programme end of August 2022.
    Scholarships cannot be deferred to a future academic year.
  9. No cash alternative.
  10. No substitutions allowed.
  11. By entering you are deemed to have accepted the rules and terms & conditions of the scholarship.
    Scholarship recipients will be asked to agree to act as student ambassadors, which will include duties at University events, recruitment events, participate in panels, and contribute to the University online and social media activities.
  12. Please note that UCD Belfield programmes run in conjunction with UCD Smurfit School - MSc in Biotechnology and Business, MSc in Biotherapeutics and Business and MSc in International Law and Business - are not eligible for Scholarships.

If you would like more information on this scholarship or MSc programmes, please contact UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School on smurfit.admissions@ucd.ie or phone +353 1 716 4321.

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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