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2018 Call for Applications for Scholarships for U21 Undergraduate Summer Schools

8 March 2018

2018 Competition for U21 Scholarships

UCD undergraduate students in Year 2 and above are invited to apply for one of 8 scholarships being offered by UCD to attend a summer school at one of our Universitas 21 partner institutions this summer. UCD is offering scholarships for the following summer schools:


 (2 scholarships available)

Dates: 26 June to 11 July 2018

Based at the University of Nottingham’s award-winning countryside campus just outside Kuala Lumpur, this Summer School Programme offers opportunities for students wishing to undertake short term study abroad while learning about Malaysia’s wonderful and varied culture first hand.

The programme runs from Wednesday to Wednesday, so students will have two full weekends to explore the delights of Malaysia.

Students can choose from the following modules:

  • Politics, Culture and the Media in Southeast Asia
  • Doing Business in Asia
  • Beginning Creative Writing
  • Intensive Mandarin for beginners


The scholarships for the summer school in Malaysia include:

  • A travel bursary of €1,000 towards travel costs
  • All tuition fees
  • Accommodation in a single room with an attached bathroom
  • Some social and cultural excursions, including a day tour of Kuala Lumpur


Eligibility criteria:

Applicants for the University of Nottingham Malaysia’s International Summer School must be:

  • UCD degree-seeking students from any discipline
  • enrolled as full-time undergraduate students in Year 2 and above


How to apply:

The application deadline is Friday, 30 March at 11:59PM. Applicants will be selected on the following criteria:

  • Academic merit (GPA)
  • The quality of their motivational statement


Please APPLY HERE for the University of Nottingham Malaysia Summer School.



(6 scholarships available)

Dates: 3 weeks in June/July 2018

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers a range of summer programmes in the heart of the city. UvA offers inspiring courses and academically challenging programmes that will introduce you to a new academic discipline or complement your existing studies. The courses draw on interdisciplinary themes in which UvA excels.

Students can choose from a range of programmes. The programmes which are eligible for the UCD scholarship are listed below:


Successful applicants will be offered a travel bursary of €1,750 as a contribution towards travel costs, tuition fees and accommodation for the duration of the summer school. It is estimated that the cost for each participant to travel to and participate in the UvA programmes will range from €1,200 to €2,100. Please see below an estimated breakdown of costs (does not include food or personal expenses):

  • Flights to/from Amsterdam: €200 to €300
  • Discounted tuition fees: €600 to €1,175 (Fees vary according to programme. Note: UvA applies a €500 discount on advertised fees to students from Universitas 21 institutions, including UCD)
  • Accommodation: €400 to €625


Who’s eligible to apply?

Applicants for the University of Amsterdam’s Summer Schools must be:

  • UCD degree-seeking students from any discipline
  • Enrolled as full-time undergraduate students in Year 3 and above


How to apply?

Students are required to apply directly to the University of Amsterdam by the deadline of 30 March 2018. The application fee of €25 will be waived for UCD applicants. Candidates will be selected on the following criteria:

  • The quality of their motivational statement
  • Academic merit (GPA)
  • Their academic reference*


*Students should e-mail the International Office ( no later than Tuesday, 27 March if they have been unable to obtain an academic reference for the purposes of their application.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application no later than Friday, 14 April 2018.

Students may apply to both the University of Nottingham Malaysia Summer School and one of the University of Amsterdam’s Summer Schools, but candidates may only be selected for one of the other.

Queries can be directed to: