MSc Merit Based Scholarships for UCD Final Year Students

MSc Merit Based Scholarships for UCD Final Year Students

These scholarships are awarded to academically exceptional students from UCD who will be ambassadors for their course and the School during their studies and after graduation.
Open Date 1st November 2018
Close Date 28th February 2019
Status Closed
Value A number of €5,000 scholarships towards tuition fees

Only Final Year undergraduate students of UCD (2018/19) graduating in summer 2019 will be considered for these scholarships. A candidate must be in a position to achieve a GPA of 3.38 or higher in their Bachelor Level 8 Honours degree and have completed their UCD degree in full in summer 2019 with a finalised official degree result attained by 15th July 2019.

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

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

If you are a non-Irish citizen but completed your education at UCD 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.

These Taught Masters Scholarships will be judged and then awarded to the applicants on the basis of the highest ranked degree GPA’s across all UCD programmes with candidates needing to hold an Hons 2.1 (GPA 3.38 or above / Hons 1.1) along with the quality of the two short essay questions the candidate has completed as part of their application to the Masters programme they wish to join in 2019/20.

To be considered for this scholarship, candidates must apply by the deadline of 28th February 2019.

  1. have completed and submitted an online application to UCD Smurfit for the Taught Masters programme they hope to take in 2019/20.  Click here to apply for a UCD Smurfit Taught Masters.
  2. have completed the simple online Scholarship Application.  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 April 2019.

We will award the Scholarships in the second half of July 2019. All decisions are final.

There is no need to send us in copies or upload your UCD results. We can see these.

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

A maximum of up to three of the 18 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

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 cannot defer their place in UCD Smurfit to a future year.

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