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Scholarships and Funding

Information for students interested in researching at UCD. Find out about the different types of scholarships available, how to apply, and who to contact for further information.

Research Funding

As well as the scholarships we advertise on our International webpage, our University offers a number of scholarships and awards. Information is attainable by visiting the following webpages.

Current Postgraduate Academic scholarships (UCD Ad Astra Academy); you will find a listing of annually awarded scholarships, prizes and awards under each College below: http://www.ucd.ie/scholarships/currentstudents/currentpostgraduate/academic/

Research Programme Scholarships (UCD Graduate studies); currently available opportunities for research degrees, such as a Masters by Research or PhD, are advertised by our Graduate Studies department on the following website:

http://www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/coursefinder/researchprogrammes/scholarships/

 UCD Sport Scholarships (Ad Astra Elite Athlete Scholarships & Sports Scholarship Programme); support for talented sportsmen and women in UCD is delivered at two levels, the long established Sports Scholarship programme and the Ad Astra Elite Athlete Scholarship, information is advertised on the following page:

http://www.ucd.ie/sport/scholarships/

Performing Arts Scholarships (Ad Astra Performing Arts Scholars, UCD Choral Scholars & UCD Symphony Orchestra Scholars); UCD is home to some exceptionally talented students who are pursuing an academic degree while striving for excellence in their artistic discipline, information is advertised on the following page:

http://www.ucd.ie/scholarships/prospectivestudents/prospectiveundergraduate/performingarts/

 

UCD CSC China Scholarship Scheme

University College Dublin (UCD) and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) affiliated with the Ministry of Education of China have established a unique scholarship scheme to assist Chinese students to pursue PhD programmes in UCD. Further details and information on how to apply may be found on the UCD Graduate Studies China Scholarship Scheme website.

UCD Research Funding

Students are advised to contact the UCD School in which they are interested in studying to ask about current funding possibilities.

Please visit the UCD Graduate Studies Funding website for more information.

Government of Ireland Research Scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

These scholarships fund research opportunities in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Law and Business Studies. Applicants must be nationals of a European Union member state.

Further details and information on how to apply may be found on the Irish Research Council website

Government of Ireland Research Scholarships in Science, Engineering and Technology

Graduate research scholarships are available to up to 150 outstanding students in Science, Engineering and Technology, from the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET). A formal call for submissions from interested students is advertised in national newspapers in late January and funding will be available for the following academic year.

Further details and information on how to apply may be found on the Irish Research Council website

Science Foundation Ireland

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research.  SFI invests in academic researchers and research teams who are likely to generate new knowledge, cutting edge technologies and competitive enterprises in the three broad areas of Biotechnology; Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and Sustainable Energy & Energy Efficient Technologies (Energy).

Further details and information on how to apply may be found on the Science Foundation Ireland website.