MSc Merit Based Scholarships for non-UCD Students / Graduates

MSc Merit Based Scholarships for non-UCD Students / Graduates

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is pleased to offer a number of scholarships which will be awarded to academically exceptional students who also have demonstrated leadership and impact achievements.
Open Date 1st November 2019
Close Date 30th June 2020
Status Closed
Value A number of €5,000 scholarships toward tuition fees.

Successful scholars of these Merit Based awards will be ambassadors for their course and the School during their studies and after graduation.

The total value of each of these Scholarships is a €5,000 contribution towards fees for the Masters programme that the candidate has applied for and has accepted an offer from The School.

To be considered, students must be a graduate of an Irish Higher Educational Institution or will graduate in the summer of 2020. A candidate must hold a mid Hons 2.1 (65%) or above degree result or be in a position to achieve 65% or higher in their Bachelor Level 8 Honours degree and have completed their degree in full in the summer of 2020 with a finalised official degree result attained by 20th July 2020.

These Scholarships are for our full-time Taught Masters MSc Programmes only. It also includes our Master of Accounting.

The Scholarship is not open to those who have already commenced or have previously undertaken a Masters programme.

These Taught Masters Scholarships will be judged and then awarded to the applicants on the basis of their overall degree result (holding a mid Hons 2.1 or above) along with the quality of the two short essay questions the candidate has completed as part of their Scholarship Application Form.

If you are a non-Irish citizen but completed your education at an Irish Higher Educational Institution we welcome your application. However please contact us before you make your application on the details at the bottom of this page.

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.

To be considered for this scholarship, candidates must apply by the deadline of 29th May 2020:

  1. Have completed and submitted an online application to UCD Smurfit for the Taught Masters programme they hope to take in 2020/21.  Click here to apply for a UCD Smurfit Taught Masters.
  2. Have completed the simple online Scholarship Application Form which includes two short essays of a maximum of 400 words each. All required fields must be completed on the Form.Click here to complete the Scholarship Application Form.  *Please note that you will not see these scholarships at this link until you have submitted a valid application (step 1 above).


Late applications will not be accepted.

In addition, if made a full or conditional offer of a place from the School, you must have accepted that offered place by a deadline of 15th July 2020.

For students currently in their Final Year (2019/20), their Bachelor degree average at the time of application must be at an Hons 2.1 (65%) or above / Hons 1.1 level.

We will award the Scholarships in the second half of July 2020. All decisions are final.

Successful candidates can be awarded one Scholarship only from the School.

A maximum of up to two of the Scholarships on offer can be awarded to a specific UCD Smurfit Taught Masters Programme.

If an awardee does not take up a place or accept the Scholarship, the award may be made to the next ranked candidate. Awardees that receive an award and subsequently cease study will be ineligible to apply again. The Scholarship award may not be deferred.

If you would like more information on this scholarship or our MSc programmes, please contact UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School on or phone +353 1 716 4321

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