UCD PhD Scholarship Initiative

Under the UCD PhD Scholarship initiative, 150 PhD scholarships are being offered across a number of Schools in the University for the 2017/18 academic year. These scholarships underline the University’s commitment to the pursuit of excellence in research, graduate education and training. The overall aim of the initiative is to attract graduates of the highest academic standards to participate in and expand School-based structured PhD programmes in UCD.

Application Process

Successful scholarship awardees will be offered a fee waiver at the EU fee rate for a period of up to four years, subject to the applicant meeting agreed criteria each year.  Interested applicants should contact the schools directly via the contact details below. Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications and the terms and conditions vary by School.

College of Health & Agricultural Sciences


College of Social Sciences and Law

Other Scholarship opportunites in the College of Social Sciences and Law


College of Engineering and Architecture


College of Science