Sri Lanka MSc Merit Based Scholarships (UCD in partnership with NSBM)

Sri Lanka MSc Merit Based Scholarships (UCD in partnership with NSBM)

Open to excellent candidates to the School’s MSc programmes from UCD’s undergraduate programmes in Sri Lanka which are run in partnership with the National School of Business Management. The Scholarship programme is funded by the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Scholarships are awarded to academically exceptional students from Sri Lanka (currently residing in Sri Lanka) who will be ambassadors for their UCD Smurfit course and the School during their studies and after graduation.
Open Date 10th February 2019
Close Date 1st May 2019
Status Closed
Value Two scholarships worth 100% of the Tuition Fees and five worth 50% of Tuition Fees

This Scholarship programme aims to attract excellent candidates to the School’s MSc programmes in Dublin from UCD’s undergraduate programmes in Sri Lanka with the National School of Business Management.

These Scholarships are only open to either direct applicants to the School or students coming through a UCD recognised agent. 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.

There are two types of Scholarship on offer.

  1. Two 100% scholarships for graduates who must hold a Hons 1.1 equivalent in their overall UCD bachelor degree result. Selection will be based on the overall quality of their UCD Smurfit application which includes their UCD grades, English Language competence, C.V. and essays in the UCD Smurfit MSc application.
  2. Five 50% scholarships to the top 5 students annually across all streams in UCD Sri Lanka (by order of marks).

From our range of one year, full-time MSc programmes offered in UCD Smurfit, Dublin for the 2019/20 academic year.

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.

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

The deadline for submitting your MSc programme application is 1st May 2019. Ideally, we would like applications earlier than this date.

Decisions will be made by the Schools Scholarship Committee on or before 30th May 2019. In exceptional cases, we may offer some of these Scholarships in advance of May 2019. All decisions are final.

Late applications will not be accepted.

In addition, if made an offer of a place from The School, you must have accepted that offered place by the deadline of 21st May 2019.

All decisions are final.

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

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

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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